Clifford Lovell

Clifford James “Jim” Lovell was born March 22, 1931, in Hot Springs, S.D. 
Jim worked for the Hot Springs Police Department and the Fall River County Sheriff’s Office before joining the western band “Country Cowboys.” The group performed at venues in many towns in South Dakota, Arizona and Arkansas. Jim was inducted into the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. He was also honored by the Legends of South Dakota Music Association in 2015. 
Jim died July 24, 2019, at Rapid City (S.D.) Regional Hospital. He was 88. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Golden Lovell; sister, Helen; and brother, Ford. 
Jim is survived by his life partner, Patty Johnson; four nieces; and one nephew.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Aug. 2 at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs. Honorary pallbearers will be all of Patty’s children.
In lieu of flowers, make a donation to the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame Museum at 605-339-5146.


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