Dennis Ray Love


(Sept. 30, 2008)

Dennis Ray Love, 34, died Tuesday, Sept. 30 in Lovell.

He was the third child of George and Elaine Love, born Oct. 8, 1973, in Wichita, Kans.

Dennis loved traveling, hunting, fishing, history, welding, auctioneering.  He especially loved spending time with his family and taking them on adventures where he always had a lesson for them with a test that followed.  Dennis frequented the pawn shops in Cheyenne and enjoyed “junkin” with his dad and brothers, Scott and Steve.

Dennis earned a diploma from Cheyenne East High School in May, 1992; a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Education from the University of Wyoming in May ,1999; and later graduated in July 2004 from Western College of Auctioneering.  Dennis’ passion was teaching and spent 10 years sharing his knowledge of agriculture, welding, and FFA.  He student taught at Burns High School, taught one year at Hyannis, Nebr., and taught eight years at Lovell High School.  He enjoyed helping students gather agronomy, choose fair animals, participate in FFA contests, and especially help at the county and state fairs.  He also spent time teaching community members welding in the evenings.

Dennis and JeriLyn were married Dec. 31, 1999, in Greybull.  Dennis was a most compassionate, caring, and loving husband and father.  His wife and children will forever miss him.  They are asking that those who knew him share the loving kindness he brought into their lives.

Survivors include his wife, JeriLyn; daughter, Stormi Lyn, and twin sons, Morgan and James; parents, George and Elaine of Cheyenne; brothers, Scott of Cheyenne and Steve (Marci) of Burns;  grandparents, Raymond and MaryLou Griffith; aunts, Ina Rightmeier, Marilyn Meyer and Janet Griffith; Uncle Ray Griffith; eight nieces and nephews; and numerous in-laws.

Dennis was preceded in death by his infant sister, Julie Rachelle; grandparents, Charles and Dorothy Love; aunt, Barbara Lee Love; and uncles Jim and Charlie Love

A celebration of his life was held Friday, Oct. 3 at the Lovell High School Gymnasium.  Pallbearers for his funeral were Scott Love, Steve Love, Harold Morgan, John R. Morgan, Justin Morgan, James Morgan, Chad Morgan, and Joey Johnson.  Honorary Pallbearers were George Love, John G. Morgan, Scott Murphey, and Patrick Abraham.

Memorials may be sent to First National Bank of Lovell.