September 16, 1929 to November 21, 2012


George and Nicki were married young and started a nice family.  They had five boys and one girl. They were married for 60+ years.  During his working years George worked for the telephone company.  He was lucky to be able to stay with the telephone company as they went through all the splitting and reorganization throughout the years.  His job had him traveling from time to time.  George was an avid trout fisherman.  The High Sierra was where he most enjoyed being for his fishing.  When George moved to Oxnard he met Larry Redman.  They became very good friends.  One day they were driving down “C” Street in Oxnard and spied the Oxnard lawn bowling green.  They became curious and went up to see what it was all about. The green was closing down for the day and Bill Taschek was locking up. Bill gave them lawn bowling information and set them up for lessons.  As you might guess George and Larry got hooked on the game.  They both joined the club on May 26, 1995.  George remained a member for the next 16 years.  He served as a member of the Board of Directors for a time.  George was a member of the Gold Coast team for several years.  He was also active in club tournaments and visitations.  George was well liked and had many good friends at the club.  It was Georges wish that when he died he would be cremated and his ashes would be scattered in the High Sierra where he so much enjoyed being.  Rest in Peace George.  You will be missed.

The following is the obituary from the Ventura County Star

George Love, 83, of Oxnard passed away due to congestive heart failure on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

George was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on September 16, 1929, the oldest son of William and Mary Love. He has been a resident of Oxnard for the last 20 years. George moved to California with his family as a teenager.

            He graduated in 1947 from Verdugo Hills High School in Sunland-Tujunga where he was the captain of the tennis team. It was there that he met his future wife, Harriet "Nicki" Nicholson. George and Nicki married on April 24, 1949, and together they raised six children.

             George worked as a manager for Pacific Telephone Company for 38 years, was a member of the Catholic Church and served for eight years in the Knights of Columbus earning the rank of Grand Knight.

            After his retirement, George and Nicki took numerous cruises traveling to many different parts of the world. Later he and Nicki moved from Canoga Park to Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard where they enjoyed many new friends and where he was a member of the Oxnard-Joslyn Lawn Bowls Club for 16 years.

            George also enjoyed camping and fishing in the California High Sierra Mountains along the June Lake loop and made the trip up there almost every year. His children were included in many of those camping trips, both in their youth and later as adults (and his grandchildren also joined in later years), and are a part of the many fond memories they will have of their father and grandfather for the rest of their lives. One of his favorite fishing spots was along the shore at Silver Lake with a majestic view of Carson Peak.

He is preceded in death by his brother Lewis Love. George is survived by his loving wife Nicki, of 63 years; his children Steve, Greg (wife Jan), Jeff, Lisa, Eric (wife Robin), and Chris (wife Denise); his 10 grandchildren Jeff Jr., Jimmy, Megan, Kelsey, Halerin (husband Billy), Caitlin (husband Mike), Evan (wife Kimberly), Sarah, Danielle, Thomas; and his great-grandson Liam.

            A memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday December 12, 2012, at Padre Serra Parish in Camarillo with a reception to immediately follow the service. A private scattering of ashes to be held at a later date.

The following are a few pictures taken at the club.