Frank Love ’61

Frank Love ’61 of Cheney, Washington passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018 at his home in Cheney, WA. Frank was born on December 14, 1933 in Arkansas City, Kansas to Doris Hamilton. Frank was a member of the Omaha Tribe of Macy, Nebraska and his given Indian name was Sau-Su, meaning half and half. Frank served in the U.S. Army in 1948, as a M.P. in the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1952. He then enrolled in the Cook Christian Training College in 1958, in Tempe, Arizona. After graduation, he then enrolled in Hope College in 1961, in Holland, Michigan. He then enrolled and successfully graduated from the Western Theological Seminary where he received his Masters of Art, (M.A.) degree and became an ordained minister in the Reformed Church of America in 1965. Besides being a pastor, he worked as a counselor, Executive Director of numerous Indian Centers, started his own motivational speaking seminars and wrote two books, “Up River” and “Love by Love.” Frank is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Patricia Taptto Love, his beloved son, Daniel Mark Love, and his two beloved grandsons, Sean Micheal Byers and Morgan Dean Taptto Love. Also, his mother Doris Hamilton, and grandparents Walter and Ada Hamilton. He is survived by his oldest daughter Rebecca R. Love, her three children Leah, Matthew and Zachary of Airway Heights, WA; his oldest son, James P. Love, his wife, Misty R. Love, and their four children Lucas, Landon, Madison and Jacoby Love of Kirtland, N.M; his second oldest daughter Mary R. Love of Seattle, WA and her four children Rachel, Porcsha, William Jr. and Jessica Platero; his third oldest son, David L. Love of Reno, NV and his four children Natasha, Joshua, Daveena and Tasheena Love: his third oldest daughter Elizabeth F. Love of Albuquerque, N.M and her four daughters, Sara, Patricia, Danielle and Kristina; his youngest daughter Ramona H. Lucero and her husband Virgil S. Lucero Jr. of Kirtland, N.M. and their four children Disia, Chelsea, Jordan and Adam. From this great bunch come, 35 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Frank also has many other non-biological children and grandchildren that had called him dad and grandpa. Frank will be dearly missed not only by his family but also, close friends and hundreds of people that had the opportunity to get to know him and call him friend, brother, cousin, nephew and uncle. There will be two funeral services, the first one will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. in Spokane, and the second one in Farmington, N.M., Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Dustin Ave. Flowers and contributions are greatly appreciated and can be made directly to the family at the time of the service, or if desired, there has been a “GoFundMe” account set up online, under Frank V. Love. CHENEY FUNERAL CHAPEL in charge of arrangements.

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