Obituaries for July 16, 2012

By Baker City Herald July 16, 2012 12:32 pm

Bob’ Love

Baker City, 1918-2012

Robert E. “Bob” Love, 94, a longtime Baker City resident, died July 12, 2012, at Ashley Manor. 

His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St. Bob Harrison of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will conduct the services. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. 

Visitations will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Coles Tribute Center.

Mr. Love was born on Jan. 2, 1918, at Baker City to Floyd and Helen (Love) Love. He attended Baker schools, graduating in 1936.

He married Marian Ballantyne in September 1940 at Baker City. He owned and operated a Baker City car dealership for many years. 

Bob was a wonderful family man. He and his wife, Marian, had been married for 71 years. He loved gardening, college football and his annual fishing trips to Montana with Carl and Jess. 

After his retirement from the car dealership, he went to work for the Oregon State Police for four years. He will be greatly missed by his family.

 Survivors include his wife, Marian Love of Baker City; daughters, Diana Cottle Coleman of Sandy, Utah, and Joyce Ross of La Grande; a brother, Gene Love of Fairfield, Calif.; four grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Lucille Lillard, Evelyn Studer, Mildred McAllister, and Frances Perkins.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.