LOVE—B. David Love


LOVE—B. David Love, 84, formerly of Mapleton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020,  in Medford, Ore.

Dave was born July 28, 1936, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Otho Rudy and Ida May Love. They moved to Skykomish, Wash., where he went to school before moving to Mapleton, Ore, in 1951, when his father was transferred to the mill there. 

Dave had two sisters, Beverly May Best and Lois June Claspil. 

They all graduated from Mapleton High School.

Dave went to Southern Oregon College in Ashland, Ore., where he earned his Master’s Degree.  He also served in the U.S. Army at a Nike Missile site near Seoul, Korea.

He married Sharon Rieger and they had two children, Michael John and Ramon Mark Love.  Sharon had a son Jay who lived with Dave for a time. 

Dave taught mathematics at Crater High School in Central Point, Ore., for 32 years. He also enjoyed coaching football, basketball and baseball.

He also ran a wildland firefighting crew of students during the summer months. After he retired from teaching, he worked at the Jackson County Fairgrounds for a number of years.

In November 1995, Dave married Joyce McCain Garcia of Eugene, Ore., and they made their home in Medford. 

Preceding him in death were his parents, Rudy and Ida May Love; and his sisters, Beverly May Best and Lois June Claspill.

Surviving are his wife Joyce; sons Michael (Joyce) and Mark Love (Fifi);  brother-in-law Roger Claspill and his family; Trudy and Roger, Jr; Joyce’s children: Lorrie, Jeanna, Tod and Bill and their families; grandchildren: Braunwyn, Ava, Bradley and Noah; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements with internment at Pacific Sunset Cemetery. 

Dave will be missed.

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