Eunice (Lovey) Wentworth met Thurston at Harvard where she was the Queen of the
Pitted Prune Bowl Parade and nurse's aid. Thurston proposed to her at a
French restaurant in Manhattan, and they eloped in the middle of the night.
Lovey not only inherited her wealth, she inherited her diamond broach, which
has been in her family since Queen Isabella gave it to Columbus. Lovey once
dated Mark Vandergray and used an underhanded trick to dump him. While
Thurston is undoubtedly devoted to her, she occasionally displays jealousy
toward Ginger and Mary Ann.
Lovey is more concerned with next Saturday's dinner engagement than being
rescued from the island, and is claimed to be the world's most socially
prominent international hostess. She hates having to sit out the social
season on a tropical island paradise. She's far more comfortable
socializing with royalty than with her fellow castaways.
While Mrs. Howell rarely displays leadership qualities, she gives motherly
advice when Ginger and Mary Ann come to her. Still, she maintains social
convention on the island, insisting that the castaways adhere to the
accepted rules of conduct and civilized behavior.