Harvey Lovato

July 12, 1941 ~ October 31, 2021 (age 80)


Harvey Lovato was born July 12, 1941 in Taos, New Mexico to Vergilio “Red” Lovato and Cordelia (Leyba) Lovato.  He was the oldest of eight siblings. He married Florence Ortiz (Trinidad, CO) on November 17, 1962.

Harvey is survived by his wife, Florence, his four children, Harvey Joseph (Tina), Timothy (Christine), Bonnie Rae Veis (Soren) and Pamela (Jason Dacko); along with eleven grandchildren, Harvey Jason, Christopher (Karissa), Vannessa (Gerardo), Marissa, Alexis, Netasha (Brandon), Timothy Aaron, Lee, Ian, Isabella and Sullivan; and six great-grandchildren, Jesus, Monica, Hazel, Lyla, Braxton and Violet.

Harvey was raised in Red Cliff, Colorado and spent his adult life in Arvada, Dillon & Brighton, Colorado.  He worked in the Gilman Mine and most notably helped with the construction of the Eisenhower Tunnel in the late 1960’s.  Harvey spent the next 15 years as a Heavy Equipment Operator and was very active in the Union.  In 1995, he began his 20-year career at the Colorado Department of Transportation.  He retired in 2006.

Harvey had many hobbies which consisted of genealogy, coin collecting, wood work and making furniture.  He enjoyed collecting data for the Democratic Party.  He was very active in many campaigns in Jefferson County, Summit County and Adams County. He was awarded the Adams County Hispanic Democrat of the Year in 1990, Westminster’s Community Spirit of the Year 1990. His contributions to several Hispanic organizations and the Democratic Party are immeasurable.  Harvey’s motivation was to help create more opportunity for future generations to succeed and advance.

He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grand father. The wisdom and love he shared will never be forgotten or replicated.

Harvey lived an active and fascinating life.  He touched many lives and will be missed beyond words.

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Graveside Service
November 8, 2021

11:00 AM
Elmwood Cemetery
14800 Old Brighton Road
Brighton, CO 80601

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