Walter J. Love, 87, of Baker City, a longtime Keating resident, died Aug. 7, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Care Center.
His memorial service will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Michael Thompson will officiate.
Walt was born on Oct. 17, 1918, at Baker City to Clarence and Ethel Love. He attended Baker County schools and was a 1936 Baker High School graduate.
He joined the Army Air Corps on July 15, 1940, and served in Africa, Italy, Corsica and France during World War II after several stateside assignments. He was discharged in September 1945.
Walt bought the Old Love Ranch on Goose Creek in 1946. He married Lucy Colvard in September of 1946. They lived on the ranch, which they operated until 1985 when they sold it and moved to Baker City.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Lucy; three sons and their wives, Bill and Debbie of La Grande, Tom and Karen of Umatilla and Robert and Lynn of Dallas; two daughters and their husbands, Judy and Mike Thompson of Portland and Edith and Ken Hale of Pendleton; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James and Duane; and a son, Clyde C. Love.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baker County Historical Society through Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 11, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor