Clarence "Cal" Loveless Jr. left his earthly home for a heavenly one April 19, 2013. Born to C.A. Loveless Sr. and Ruth Loving August 4, 1925 in Amarillo, Texas, the oldest of seven children, all delivered at home by the family doctor who lived across the street. Cal's family enjoyed trips to Colorado where the children developed a love of the mountains and for the boys, fishing, motorcycle, and skiing trips.
Cal served in the U.S. Navy on Johnston Island in WWII. During that time two passions were sparked, love of ocean and electrical engineering. Graduating from Texas Tech led to a job with Southwestern Public Service, where he met his first wife, Alyce Holley Upton. Later, he worked 26 years with Sandia Corporation (Atomic Energy Commission) in Albuquerque, N. M., then Livermore, Calif.
He and Alyce raised four children together, enjoying family ski trips, camping, car-touring, and all the other adventures of raising a busy family. Cal and Alyce were divorced in 1972.
Cal met Fredericka Metcalf Falcey in 1974; they married in 1979. Retirement in 1982 led to the beginning of a lifelong adventure on the high seas, living on their sailboat for five-and-a-half years, in Hawaii, the San Juan Islands, Alaska, Mexico, and back to Hawaii, eventually settling down in a home overlooking the ocean in Pahoa, Hawaii for 13 years.
Cal and Fredericka moved to Medford, Ore. in April, 2003 to be closer to family. They have continued to see the world on many cruises. The last was in February to Hawaii and Tahiti. When health problems forced Cal to stop the scuba diving, skiing, square and round dancing that he loved, he took on other things with a passion - bridge, sudoku, jigsaw puzzles, and hanging out with family and friends who will always remember Cal as someone who laughed, loved, and knew how to enjoy life to the fullest.
One friend said it best, "Cal was a small man with a big heart. His interest and love of people were many. He was a good listener and complained little of his own problems."
Cal is survived by his wife, Fredericka; daughter, Traci; son, Steve; stepchildren, Leslie, Don, and Patti; brothers, Charles and Richard; sisters, Evelyn, Carolyn, and Lois; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews. A small family celebration of life will be held in the future.