Joseph Leonard Love, 76, prominent and long-devoted member of the Sugar House Chapter of the , civic, business and church leader, died Feb. 8 , n a Salt Lake City hospital of a cardiac arrest. He was stricken while a Sunday School class the day previous.

Mr. Love was organizer of the Koepsel and Love Co. which he formed in 1926. The operation has since been broken down into the separate corporations of the Love Machine Co. Inc., Automotive Manufacturers Warehouses, Inc. and the Diesel Electric Service & Supply Co. Inc.

In civic activities, Mr. Love served as president of the Salt Lake Kiwanis Club and the Bonneville Knife & Fork Club. He was a member of the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce and the Salt Lake City School Board. He was advisor to the Utah State Road Commission and a member of the Utah State Council on Aging.

First of the Yalecrest Ward of Bonneville Stake, he served missions in The Netherlands and in the Northern States. From 1956 to 1959, Mr. Love was president of the Northern California Mission. He served as a member of the General Priesthood Committee of the Church and at the time of his death was a host at the Center on Temple Square.

A native of Salt Lake City, he was born Jan. 25, 1895, a son of Joseph Hyrum and Emily Ostler Love. He married Hazel Anna Sperry on March 18, 1919 in the Salt Lake L.D.S. Temple.

Survivors include his widow of Salt Lake City, two sons, Jay L., Richard S., one daughter, Mrs. Spencer F. (Joyce) Jenson, all of Salt Lake City; 15 grandchildren, three great grandchildren; four sisters, brother, Mrs. Pearl Putnam, Mrs. Nicholas Teerlink, Louise O., all of Salt Lake City ; Mrs. George (Ruby) Young, Price; Mrs. Cleo Eardley, Sunnyvale, Calif.

Funeral services were held Feb. 11 in Parleys First L.D.S. Ward Chapel. Burial was in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

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