Richard Lovejoy Narver

Long time Laguna Beach and Aliso Viejo resident, Richard (Dick) Lovejoy Narver, passed away peacefully on May 27, 2012.  Born in Los Angeles on May 14, 1923 to Alice Vida and David Lee Narver and grew up in Beverly Hills.  After serving in the Navy during WWII, Dick completed his studies in 1945 at Stanford University where he was a water polo star and a Beta Theta Pi member.

He met and married his beloved wife, Grace Powell Narver while working as an insurance salesman in Portland, Oregon.  In 1952, they moved to Southern California with their infant daughter, Lindy.   While living in San Gabriel, their second daughter, Ellen, was born.  Over the years, they resided in San Gabriel, Altadena, Pasadena, and Three Arch Bay, before finally joining The Covington community in Aliso Viejo. 

His wife Grace and brother David (Lee) Narver predeceased him.   He is survived by his children, Lindy Jean Narver and Ellen Lee Narver,  a niece, Margaret Narver Blair and  and two nephews, William and Robert Narver.

Memorials may be sent in Dick’s name to Lee and Vida Narver Civil Engineering Scholarship, Gift Processing, Stanford University, P.O. Box 20466, Stanford, CA 94309.  There will be no memorial service or reception.

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