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obit for Abner G. Long Sr.

tigerlily =';'= (View posts)
Posted: 2 Apr 2002 10:59PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
The following obit is reprinted from the April 2, 2002 edition of the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle with permission of Cheyenne Newspapers, Inc. Copyright 2001. All rights reserved.

Abner G. Long Sr.

1917-2002

Abner G. Long Sr., 85, of Pine Bluffs died April in Cheyenne after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born Jan. 15, 1917, in Cheyenne.
He lived his entire life in Laramie County except for a short time in Page County, Iowa.
He attended school in Hillsdale and was active in sports.
He joined the United States Army in 1942 and served as a reconnaissance scout with the 31st Infantry Division in the South Pacific. He was involved in the landings at Morotai and liberation of the Philippines on Mondanao. He was honorably discharged as a sergeant in 1945.
After the war he worked various jobs. He worked with his father as a carpenter, and, in 1953, he went to work at F.E. Warren Air Force Base as a carpenter. He worked for Ray Pace. In 1972, he worked at the potato plant in Pine Bluffs.
He was a 4-H leader with the Hillsdale Tip-Toppers 4-H Club, a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4657, Disables American Veterans Gutherie Beck Chapter No. 2, American Legion Post 6 and Moose Lodge No. 257.
Mr. Long was preceded in death by his parents, Fred A. Long Sr. and Bernice (Keasling) Long; a brother, Fred A. Long Jr.; a sister, Caroline M. Beachum; and a grandson.
He is survived by his brothers, Charles Long of Burns, Robert Long of Livermore, Calif., and James Long of Winston, Ore.; sons, A. Gordon Long Jr., Laurence D. Long of Spring Valley, Calif., James G. Long of Tigard, Ore., and Edgar D. Long of Milwaukie, Ore.; a daughter, Kathleen E. Lieb of Jerseyville, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his companion of 30 years, Agnes Mathewson.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes. Interment will follow at 4 p.m. at the Pine Bluffs Cemetery.
Friends may contribute to the Laramie County 4-h Judging Teams care of Laramie County 4-H Council, 310 W. 19th St., Cheyenne, WY 82001.

Note: I am of no relation, but my sympathies go out to those of you who are.

Re: obit for Abner G. Long Sr.

Posted: 27 May 2002 2:56PM GMT
Classification: Death
Edited: 7 Jun 2002 5:30PM GMT
Thankyou for posting this obituary of my father. Following is how I wrote the obit and as it was published in the PINE BLUFFS POST April 4, 2002.
A memorial service for Abner G. Long, Sr., 85 of Pine Bluffs, will be held today(Thursday, April 4,2002) at 1 p.m. at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes. Interment of remains will be at 4 p.m. at the Pine Bluffs Cemetery.
Mr. Long died Monday April 1, 2002, in Cheyenne after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born to Fred A. Long, Sr. and Bernice (Keasling) Long on Jan. 15, 1917 in Cheyenne.
He lived his entire life in Laramie County, except for a shorttime when he lived in Page County, Iowa as a child.
He attended school at Hillsdale, and was active in sports, lettering in basketball.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1942 and served as a reconnaisance scout with the 31st Infantry Division in the South Pacific. He was involved in the landings at Morotai and liberation of the Philippines at Mindanao. Hew was honorably discharged as a sergeant in 1945.
After the war, he worked at various jobs. He worked with his father as a contractor. They built several houses, barns, and out buildings on area farms and ranches.
In 1953, he went to work at F.E. Warren Air Force Base as a carpenter. He became a zone forman and was medically retired in 1963. He worked for Ray Pace at Hillsdale and in Cheyenne.
In 1972, Abner moved to Pine Bluffs where he worked at the Potato Plant, for Richard Gardner, and was self-employed.
In 1948, he met and married Elsie V. Gilbertson. They had five children and lived south of Cheyenne, moving to Hillsdale in 1956. They were divorced in 1970.
Mr. Long was a 4-H leader with the Hillsdale Tip-Toppers 4-H Club in the early 1960s. He enjoyed taking club members to judging events , county 4-H camp, and state 4-H Junior Leader Camp. He was one of the organizers of the first Laramie County 4-H Mardi Gras.
He enjjoyed the solitude of fishing and hunting, and the time spent with his children and grandchildren.
He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4657 and Disabled American Veterans, Guthrie Beck Cahpter#2, a member of American Legion Post #6, and Moose Lodge #257. He was a former member of the Cheyenne Motorcycle Club and enjoyed telling stories of activities during the 1930s and 1940s.
He is survived by his brothers, Charles Long of Burns, Robert Long of Livermore, Calif.; James Long of Winston, Ore.; children A. Gordon Long, Jr.; Kathleen E. Lieb of Jerseyville, Ill.; Laurence D. Long of Spring Valley, Calif.; James G. Long of Tigard, Ore.; Edgar D. Long of Milwaukie, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his companion of 30 years, Agnes Mthewson.
He was prededed in death by his parents, a brother Fred A. Long, Jr.; a sister, Caroline M. Beachum; and a grandson, Cody Long.
Contributions can be made to the Laramie County 4-H Judging Teams c/o Laramie Cunty 4-H Council, 310 West 19th St., Cheyenne, Wyo. 82001





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