OBITUARY

Jerry A. Love

November 7, 1940December 28, 2012

Jerry McKnight Love, resident of Nichols Hills, passed away peacefully on December 28, 2012. She was born in Oklahoma City to Pauline Green McKnight and Hal Burr McKnight. Jerry attended Casady School and Classen High School. She graduated from Oklahoma University with a degree in education and was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She received her master’s degree in History from Oklahoma City University. In 1974, Jerry married her best friend, attorney Jack Love, and had their daughter, Paula. In 1978, she founded Accent Modeling Agency, Oklahoma’s premiere modeling agency, with co-owner Marylyn Rowel. After running the agency for 15 years, Jerry became vice-president of the oil and gas company her grandfather created, Pauline Oil & Gas Company, in 1929. She was a tremendous advocate for many local nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma City. Jerry served on the board and was president of Oklahoma City Town Hall, a member of Oklahoma City Orchestra League, a founding member of Weeders & Seeders, a board member of the Persimmon Hill Neighborhood Association and board member of The Oklahoma Arabian Horse Club, for which she founded its scholarship program to support young riders with scholarships for college. She is survived by daughter Paula Love and brother Hal McKnight. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack W. Love, mother, Pauline Green McKnight, father Hal McKnight. For more than 25 years, Jerry managed her family horse and cattle ranch, The Chase Farm. Her love for horses, specifically the Arabian horse, was her passion. She and her daughter Paula traveled the country showing Arabians and received many awards, including multiple national championships. Jerry had unconditional love for horses, dog and cats and was a true steward of the earth. Friends and family will remember her wonderful sense of humor and her passion for life. Jerry had a way of touching the lives of those she encountered in a profound way. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 2nd at 1 p.m. at Nichols Hills United Methodist Church. Burial to follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocacy), Free To Live Animal Sanctuary, Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue or The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Services

  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 2, 2013
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, January 2, 2013
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Trevor Welch

January 8, 2013

Paula, I am very sorry for your loss. I was always a big fan of hers. She was such a sweet woman.

January 4, 2013

Paula and Hal,
You are both in our thoughts and prayers. Jerry was such a remarkable human being and the Arabian community has lost a great friend and supporter. Margo and Larry Shallcross

Lee Ann Limber

January 3, 2013

Dear Paula, I was deeply saddened to learn of Jerry's passing. She was a beautiful, elegant woman and dear friend to the abused and neglected children in Oklahoma County. Over the years, she helped ensure hundreds of children had a voice when they needed it most. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

January 2, 2013

Your mother holds a special place in my heart. My prayers, love and thoughts are with you and Hal. Linda Price

January 2, 2013

I am truly saddened by this news, Paula. She graduated with me from Classen high school in 1958 and was such a lovely person. She blessed my life as well as many others. Ann Henderson Ragan

Wanda Ellyson Vernon

January 2, 2013

Jerry was lovely both inside and out and has left beautiful memories and a legacy of good works. Her graciousness with my mother was always appreciated by me and my family. Our prayers are with all those that loved her. She rests with the angels.

Dixie Gordon

January 1, 2013

Jerry was truly a dear friend and I am so saddened to hear that she is no longer with us, my loving concerns to each of you. Love, Dixie Gordon

Ramona Phillips

January 1, 2013

Those that love animals are Earth Angels. She will be greeted by many when she crosses the Rainbow Bridge. Peace and Grace to all that loved her

December 31, 2012

Paula, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your loss.
Shelia - FSBB&T

Laura Cory

December 31, 2012

Jerry was very dear to me and my family she was a great confidant. She and I loved to laugh together and tell stories. She loved to tell me about you Paula. She was very loved and I am so saddened by her passing. Much love to you Paula xoxo