Dec. 13, 1917-May 24, 2003

COLLEGE PLACE, Wash. - Marjorie "Marg" Longacre, 85, of College Place, Wash., died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at Mountain Meadows.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Milton-Freewater. Private inurnment will be at the Emmett, Idaho, cemetery.

Mrs. Longacre was born Dec. 13, 1917, at Pendleton, to Vesper and Minnie Jones Brumbach. She grew up in Umatilla County, attending Stanfield Elementary School and graduating from McLoughlin Union High School in Milton-Freewater.

She married the Rev. Grayden Loree at Milton-Freewater in June 1937. She assisted her husband in his ministry at churches in Hermiston, Aloha, Reedsport and Emmett, Idaho.

He preceded her in death in the fall of 1960 after 23 years of marriage. After his death she remained at Emmett for a time and then took a job at the Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Hospital in Boise, working there for several years.

On Oct. 24, 1975, she married Harold Longacre at Meridian, Idaho. The couple lived in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Salt Lake City before retiring to Milton-Freewater in 1985.

Mrs. Longacre loved to sing and played the organ when she was a pastor's wife. She also taught Sunday School for many years.

It was said she was a wonderful cook and made all the pies for the Brumbach family of seven from the time she was in high school. She was also an expert seamstress, sewing from the time she was in grade school and making her own clothing while growing up. Mrs. Longacre especially enjoyed flowers and gardening.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, American Baptist Mission Society, American Legion Auxiliary and the Milton-Freewater Lady Elks.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Longacre of Walla Walla; sons, Earl Loree of Joseph and Paul Loree of Meridian, Idaho; stepsons, Richard Longacre, Darrell Longacre, and Russell Longacre, all of Denver, and Paul Longacre of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; stepdaughter, Barbara Olson of Elko, Nev.; brother, Newton Brumbach of Milton-Freewater; sister, Nadine Stanhope of Pendleton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church or a charity of choice through Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862.

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