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John Melvin 'Johnny' Love

 

November 19, 2020

John Melvin 'Johnny' Love

John Melvin "Johnny" Love, 77, passed away Nov. 11, 2020, from complications of Vascular Dementia.

He was born March 22, 1943, in Thermopolis, Wyo., to Melvin and Pearl (Osborn) Love. He grew up on the family ranch on Owl Creek.

On Oct. 30, 1965, he married Janis Weeks in Thermopolis, Wyo. He spent most of his life in mining employed by Arch Coal in Hanna, Getty (Petrotonics) in Shirley Basin, and Benton Clay in Casper providing well for his family. He served in the Wyoming Army National Guard from 1964 until 1971.

He loved his family, all children, country music, tinkering in his garage, fishing, and camping in the Big Horn Mountains.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janis; sons, Michael (Laura) of Cheyenne, Matthew (Shayley) of Saratoga, and David of Casper; daughters, Michelle (Scott) Rakness, of Encampment, Dana Green of Casper; 18 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sister, LaVaughn Bent of Thermopolis; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Virgil Love and Duard Love; and nephews, Melvin Love and Danny Love.

A visitation was held at Newcomer Casper Chapel. Interment was at Monument Hill Cemetery in Thermopolis.

 

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