Jane Matteson Love

Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 16 Jan 2013 (aged 98)
Laramie, Albany County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Laramie, Albany County, Wyoming, USA
Plot Row S Lot 67 Space 1
Memorial ID 132531747 · View Source
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Jane Matteson Love died Jan. 16, 2013, in Laramie.

She was born in Providence, R.I., Dec. 28, 1914, to Alys and Archibald Matteson. She received her BS degree in geology from Bryn Mawr College in 1936 and an MS in geology from Smith College in 1938. She spent her junior year studying geology at the University of Wyoming, where she met John David Love. They married in 1940 and spent the next 62 years dividing their time between their homes in Laramie and Jackson. Together they wove a life of scientific accomplishments, family, friends and travel around the world.

While Jane would say she played a supportive role to David's career, her contributions were integral to his fieldwork and publications. She did fieldwork on the Boysen Reservoir area, authored a bibliography on Wyoming coal and co-authored with David several roadlogs of the geology of Wyoming, as well as editing David's 212 publications and eight books. In a non-geologic capacity, she edited a volume of poems by Dr. Wilson O. Clough, UW poet and scholar.

In addition, she provided meals and lodging for thousands of visiting scientists, authors, families and friends, all the while raising four children and getting them launched on careers of their own. She took delight in her seven grandchildren, encouraging them to lead adventurous lives of their own.

In Laramie, Jane served in various capacities as a 4-H, Brownie and Cub Scout leader. She served on the board of the Albany County Library, and organized a coupon drive that raised money to purchase and restore the historic Ivinson Mansion in Laramie.

In 1982, she received the Lions Club Laramie Community Service Award for her many contributions to the community. She was a member of PEO Chapter E.

The couple were also active in the Jackson Hole community, where land they donated to the Jackson Housing Trust provided affordable housing for teachers, police officers, nurses and other public servants.

She is survived by her sons, Charles, of Rock Springs, David and wife, Jane, of Socorro, N.M.; daughter, Barbara and husband, Steve Cutcliffe, of Bethlehem, Pa.; son-in-law, Claude Froidevaux, of Laramie; and grandchildren, Ben Froidevaux, of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Zoe Froidevaux and husband, Dondi DeMarco, of New York City, Rachel Froidevaux and husband, Lyle Darrah, of Mead, Colo., Jordan Love and husband, Matt Loftus, of Charlottesville, Va., Raleigh Love, of Buffalo, N.Y., Daniel dePeyer and wife, Jacqueline (Cecil), of Bailey, Colo., and Nicolas dePeyer, of Phoenix, Ariz.; and one great-grandson, John Patrick Loftus, of Charlottesville, Va.

She was predeceased by her husband, David; and eldest daughter, Frances Love Froidevaux.

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