Paul Eston Lovdahl
Dr. Paul Eston Lovdahl passed away peacefully at home in Bellingham, Washington on December 15, 2022, surrounded by his loving wife Kathy, close family, friends, and his cherished Airedale Annie.
Born in Stanley, Wisconsin on September 2, 1945, to Paul Kenneth and Jean Orlyn (nee Neverdahl) Lovdahl, Paul received his undergraduate and Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degrees from Marquette University. He later received a Master of Science in Dentistry specializing in endodontics from the University of Washington.
Paul and Kathy (nee Dolan) married on December 16, 1967, in Zion, Illinois. Paul joined the U.S. Public Health Service as a dental officer with assignments in Baltimore, San Diego, and Seattle. Upon retirement from government service, he went into private practice as an endodontist and author in his specialty. He taught throughout the US, Canada, Norway, Sweden, South Africa and Argentina, mentoring scores of students both professionally and personally.
Paul was serious about his work and perfecting his craft. However, his family, the church and mission work, community involvement, and hobbies showcased his unique passion for life. A highly skilled musician, woodworker, artist, student of languages, and intrepid traveler, Paul used his talents as tools to further God’s work.
He is survived by his wife Kathy, daughters Amy and Jenny (Eric), grandchildren Joe, Maura, Hayden, and Owen, sister Linda, brother Chris, nephews Andy (Angelica), Adam (Mary Beth), Chris (Janelle) and niece Jean (Alex).
Special thanks to team at the PeaceHealth Cancer Center for the medical expertise and relationships built over the last several years.
Donations in Paul’s name may be made to Bellingham Covenant Church or Whatcom Hospice (www.whatcomhospice.org) who provided wonderful care to Paul and family.