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Richard "Rick" Howard Love, 53, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at his home in Billings, after a courageous fight with cancer. He was born March 13, 1955, the son of Don and Evelyn (Riel) Love.

After graduating from Billings Senior High in 1973, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. On April 23, 1977, Rick received his honorable discharge. Rick worked for Microsoft in Kirkland, Wash., and later for Service Master as facilities manager.

Rick is survived by his parents; sisters, Jan (Jim) Lutz of Monument, Colo., and Debbie Love of Billings; brother Randy (Joni) Love of Bismarck, N.D. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

A private graveside service with burial of ashes will take place in Mountview Cemetery. The family wishes to thank Rick's uncle and aunt Howard and Lucile Love for all their love and support during his fight against cancer. They also want to thank RiverStone Health & Hospice for the care they provided him.

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