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Joan Love July 22, 1931 - Nov. 15, 2009

SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. -- Joan Margaret Love, 78, of Sun City West, Ariz., died Sunday from lung cancer.

No services were held. Memorials preferred to the American Lung Association or Hospice of the Valley.

She was born July 22, 1931, in Benson to Joseph and Margaret (Benoit) Engelson. She graduated from Willmar High School in 1949 and moved to southern California.

She married John Love in 1956. She worked while he attended college and then became a homemaker. They lived in Simi Valley, Calif., Saudi Arabia, Colorado Springs, Colo., the United Arab Emirates, Sacramento, Calif., and Korea, retiring to Grass Valley, Calif. in 1994. They moved to Sun City West in 2004.

She is survived by four children: Katherine (and Art) Jarvis of Westlake Village, Calif., Diana (and Bob) Wenners of Sun City West, Ariz., John (and Gina) Love of Capitola, Calif., and Tim (and Laurie) Love of Simi Valley, Calif.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two brothers: Jerry (and Cay) Engelson of Mesa, Ariz., and Rod (and Bev) Engelson of Willmar.