Barbara "Momma" Love went peacefully in her sleep surrounded by family the morning of July 15, 2018. Barbara was born to Jewell Atchison and Ralph Willey on Nov. 17, 1943, in Valley City, ND. She married her partner, her best friend and love of her life Harvey Love on Jan. 14, 1967, in Webster, SD.
Barbara is survived by: Her husband, Harvey Love; four daughters, Dawn (Tim) Love, Twins Sabra (Patrick) Love and Donia (Paul) Love and her youngest Naomi (James) Love-Ringheimer, along with nine grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and many loved family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Patrick and many loved family and friends.
Barbara was an amazing spirit and a fierce loving force of nature. Her musical laughter, her biting sarcasm and hard line sassiness was infectious to anyone who crossed paths with her. She will be missed by many.
There will be a Celebration of Life for her on Aug. 19, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the pavilion at Lum Park in Brainerd.
She always believed death was a graduation and should be celebrated, so please come and share memories and laughter with her family as we celebrate her Journey to the stars.