Marilou Bernadette Love, 64, of Willows, Calif., a former Baker City resident, died Jan. 27, 2002, at her home.
The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday at St.Monica’s Catholic Church at Willows. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Monica’s Catholic Church at Willows.
Mrs. Love was born on Dec. 13, 1937, at Baker City to James Hillmon Sr. and Anna Neault Hillmon. She attended St. Francis de Sales Academy in Baker City, graduating in 1956. She moved to Willows with her young family in 1967, where she had lived since. In 1972, she married the love of her life, John Love. She was a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church, where she also was the secretary. For several years, she worked as a real estate agent, then later she ran her own bookkeeping business until her retirement in 2000.
She was known by her many friends as “Marilou Mom.” She very much enjoyed her family of eight children, 22 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. She loved to have family gatherings for just about any occasion, with the holidays being her favorites. Her pastimes included gardening, bingo, traveling and having family barbecues.
Survivors include her husband of nearly 30 years, John Love Sr. of Willows; two sons, John Love Jr. and Sean Long, both of Willows; six daughters, Evelyn Niehues of Willows, Deanna LaCroix of Chico, Calif., Sherry Brott of Willows, Ranee Polit of Willows, Edie Steele of Price, Utah, and Coleen Hurt of Covelo, Calif.; a sister, Neri Anne Post of Wilmington, N.C.; a brother, Gary Hubler of Moorpark, Calif.; 22 grandchildren, two great-granddaughters; and niece and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Monica’s Catholic Church Building Fund or Enloe Hospice, in care of F.D. Sweet & Son, 114 N. Shasta St., Willows, CA 95988.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 1, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor