Arthur F. Loveland 1936 – 2017

Arthur F. Loveland
July 23, 1936 – July 29, 2017

On Saturday, July 29, Arthur Frank Loveland, 81, from Downieville, and more recently Boise, Idaho, passed away in peace. He was born July 23, 1936 to Frank Loveland and Barbara (Loveland) Peterson in Alton. Throughout his life Art lived in many beautiful locations in California, along with an adventure to Idaho where he was the co-owner of a bar and restaurant. He found his true place to call home in Downieville.
If you were lucky to have sat down with Dad, you probably got to listen to a story about the adventures he had throughout life. These stories were of times as a child growing up with his sister, Dorothy, the 20 years of service in the Army National Guard, years spent as a California Highway Patrol Officer, passion for fast cars, fishing trips, gold mining and most of all his beloved family.
Dad, through our eyes you will always be an artist, cook, story teller, disassembler extraordinaire, intelligent, adventurous, articulate, fun-loving, fisherman, gold miner, car enthusiast, veteran, service man and caring. We love you and will always be blessed to call you our brother, Uncle Artie and Dad.
Survivors include his children: son, Karl (Leona) of Arkansas; daughter Diana (Brad) Duncan of Idaho; grandchildren: Tyler Roper and Breanna Duncan of Idaho; Weiland Loveland of Colorado; Sascha and Gabriel Loveland of Arkansas; sister Dorothy Langley of California; nephew Pete Langley of California; three nieces; Coreen Meulrath, Carolyn Jones and Linda Young of California, as well as many loved cousins and friends. Art was preceded in death by his father, Frank; mother, Barbara and step-father Clarence Peterson.
A celebration of Art’s life will be planned in the place he loved, Downieville.
We love you Dad, you will always be with us!
Remembrances may be left for the family at Services are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home, Meridian, Idaho.