Sept. 1, 1946-Sept. 8, 2004
HERMISTON - A funeral service for Donald Edward "Don" Long will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, in the chapel at Burns Mortuary in Hermiston. Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla.
Mr. Long, 58, of Hermiston, a Walla Walla native who grew up in the Hermiston/Umatilla area, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Wash.
He was born Sept. 1, 1946, at St. Mary's Hospital in Walla Walla, to Robert Palmer and Virginia Irene Bradfield Long. He attended schools in the Hermiston/Umatilla area before entering the military where he served with the Army from October 1963 to October 1965 then joined the Navy serving for 2 years.
He married Linda Snider, Feb. 14, 1976 at Reno, Nev.
He was employed as a mechanic with Civil Service until retirement. After retirement, he and his wife owned and operated a convenience store for at Elk City, Idaho, for eight years before returning to Hermiston in 1995.
He enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, and was a skilled trapshooter, but most of all he enjoyed his grandchildren and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Linda, of Hermiston; daughter, Dawn N. Brockett of Hermiston; sons, Gene A. Long and Elton A. Long, both of La Grande, and Donald E. Long Jr. of Albany; brothers, Russ Long of Los Angeles, Bob Long of Independence, and Gene Long of Reno, Nev.; a sister, Gayle Ruddell of Salem; grandchildren, Keshia Richmond, Sarah Patrick,Taylor Brockett, Christin Long, and Seth Long; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Virginia Long.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 7325 W. Deschutes Ave., Suite A, Kennewick, WA 99336.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements.