Darla J Love, born on October 25, 1930 in Provo, UT, was an adventurous spirit who lived life to the fullest and left an indelible mark in every path she traversed. Her charisma was infectious, her ambition was awe-inspiring, and her resilience was admirable. Darla was a beacon of light in the lives of everyone who was fortunate to know her. She was a business powerhouse, a fervent community leader, an accomplished musician, and most importantly, a devoted family woman who held her loved ones close to her heart.\n\nDarla's ambition led her to own a successful real estate business, earning her a place in the million-dollar seller club with Century 21 for several years. Her adventurous spirit was reflected in her love for flying, which she didn't just enjoy but was licensed to do. As a member of the Woman's 99 Flying Association, she took to the skies, experiencing the world from a unique perspective. Not one to shy away from a challenge, she was also a top coordinator for the civil air patrol. As the head of the Democratic Party in Midway, UT, her charisma and passion for politics were evident. Darla's love for music manifested in her prowess at playing the piano, bringing joy to those around her. She also had a fondness for scuba diving, collecting shells, underwater photography, indoor gardening, and painting. \n\nAs a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Darla's faith was a guiding force in her life. In the words of a verse that resonated deeply with her, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6). Darla is survived by her children Monte (Melanie) Townley, Debbie Smith, Douglas (Patti) Townley, Brian Townley, Pamela Cole, 12 grandchildren, and brother Ron (Karen) Johnson. She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Leona Johnson, husband Donald Love, brother Joseph Johnson, and grandsons Adam and Justin.\n\nDarla's life will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at Tate Mortuary, 110 South Main Street, Tooele, Utah, at 12:00 pm MDT. A viewing will be held at the same location earlier in the day at 10:30-11:45 am MDT. \n\nIn celebrating Darla's life, we invite you to leave your cherished memories and upload photos to the memorial page. Darla's love, courage, and resilience continue to inspire us all. Her story is not just a tale of a life lived, but a legacy left behind. Her spirit soars high, just as she loved to do, leaving us with the echo of laughter, the warmth of love, and the strength of her resilience.