Sterling (Tobe) R. Loveland

photoBorn in Nampa, Idaho, August 5, 1929. Died in Woodinville, Washington, January 4, 2013.  Tobe graduated from Franklin High School in 1947, Boise, Idaho. He was an Allstar football player at Boise Jr. College. He married Elsie Jones, May 20, 1949.


Tobe started his career in 1949 with Albertson’s at the ice cream plant in Boise.   He ended his career as Senior Vice President with Albertson’s at the age of 55. He and Elsie spent their retirement boating in the San Juan Island’s and playing golf as snowbirds in the Palm Springs, California area.  They also enjoyed traveling worldwide with their friends and spending time with their family at their cabin in Leavenworth, Washington.


Tobe is survived by his wife, Elsie, three daughters—Julie Nelson, Jeri Loveland, Karen Dickey and one son—Sterling (Butch) Loveland. Also his eight grandchildren—Kristine and Andrew Nelson, Eric and Mark Christiansen, Sterling Loveland and Breann Valdez, Troy Bannister and Ross Linder.  He is also survived by his three great grandchildren.


Services will be held at Washington Cathedral in Redmond, Friday, January 11, 2013, at 2:00 pm followed by a reception at the church.  The address is:  12300 Woodinville Redmond Road NE.

9 Responses to “Sterling (Tobe) R. Loveland”

  • Jim & Patti Bennetsen says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. We have many fond memories of time spent with the Loveland family while living across the street from you in Kenmore. Tobe gave me (Patti) my first job working in the snack bar at the Lynnwood Albertsons. Prior to that, I spent many wonderful nights and days babysitting and watching all of you grow up. Jim and I plan on attending the service on Friday.

  • Carol and Terry McKee says:

    With heartfelt sympathy to the entire family!

  • Reland Bookey Lashbaugh says:

    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family.

  • Mark & Teri Klewin says:

    We are so very sorry about the passing of Tobe. He was a good man and will be missed by many.

  • Don & Ginger Weaver says:

    So sorry to hear of Tobes passing. We have many fond memories of Labor trips, boat adventures, and a little golf. A great boss and a special leader. Our hearts are with you Elsie and your family

  • Ned and Mary Markley says:

    So many wonderful memories of working with Tobe, a very special man. Our thoughts are with you Elsie and all the family.

  • Ned and Mary Markley says:

    Our thoughts are with you Elsie and all of the family. Tobe was a very special man and we have many memories of our years working with him.

  • Boyd Huddleston says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family after hearing of Tobe’s passing. Tobe showed such great leadership and integrity as a boss and a wonderful person. God’s Blessings be with you and your family.

  • Eric John Christiansen says:

    There is more about my grandfather and family on

    The site belongs to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, just like my grandfather.

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