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10/13/1928 to 4/24/2018
Billie-Pinnick Lovmark, born October 13th, 1928, passed away on April 24th. Billie was kind and generous with her time and many talents, which she gave freely to her students, community, friends and family. Born in Bakersfield, CA, she later moved to Compton and attended UCLA where she graduated at 19 with her teaching credential. Beginning in 1948, she taught for 10 years in the Long Beach school system. In 1949 she married Wallace Pinnick while he attended law school at USC. In 1960 they moved to San Clemente, due to Wallace’s interest in golf at San Clemente Municipal Golf Course and Billie’s love for the beach. She was a public-school teacher for 50 years teaching at; Las Palmas and Concordia elementary schools, Marco Forester Jr. High, Dana Hills HS and retired from San Clemente HS in 1999. In 1968 Billie received a National Grant to attend the Univ. of Washington, where she received her Master’s Degree in Economics.
In 1970, Billie married Nels Herbert Lovmark. They were married until his passing in 2012. Nels was the Dept. Head for Industrial Arts at SCHS, and a retired Gunnery Sergeant, USMC. They shared a passion for tennis, traveling and time spent with unlimited friends and family at their beach home near T Street. For 30 years they played tennis each morning before teaching. They traveled the world together visiting among other places; Russia, India, China, Venezuela, all of Europe, Alaska and Hawaii. Billie traveled often with the UCLA Alumni Assoc. Wherever Billie went, inevitably one of her former students would recognize her and come up to say, “You were my favorite teacher”.
Billie is survived by her two daughters, Dr. Cassandra Pinnick (Rodgers) married to retired Major Don Rodgers USMC, Cynthia Stadelman married to Ed Stadelman, 3 grandchildren; Carubie Rodgers, Don Wallace Rodgers (Lauren), Natalia Fitzhugh (Joseph), 3 great-granddaughters; Lillianne, Leighanne and Delilah Fitzhugh. Billie was especially close to her niece Georgette Smith and nephew Duane Smith.
Billie enjoyed life and sharing her gifts with everyone around her. A life well spent and sincerely loved by so many.