Baker City, Oregon
Wendy Marie Long, 41, of Baker City, died July 1, 2003, at her home.
An informal memorial service will take place Saturday, July 12, at 10 a.m. at her home for anyone who wishes to attend.
Disposition was by cremation at Gray’s West Pioneer Crematory.
Wendy was born Chicago, and lived in the Detroit, Mich., area until moving to Middleton, Idaho. She attended Middleton High School and was a champion gymnast and member of the American Honor Society.
She received an LPN license from Boise State University.
Wendy married and moved to McMinnville, where she received an RN degree from Chemeketa Community College, again graduating with honors, magna cum laude.
She worked as a registered nurse at Salem Hospital. She was a critical care and trauma team specialist there for almost six years. She later moved to Baker City, where she worked as a registered nurse at the emergency department of St. Elizabeth Health Care Services.
Wendy loved living in Baker. She rode and trained horses, and she loved animals. She loved caring for people, and was blessed with a giving heart.
She is survived by her husband, Michael; and by two younger sisters, Amy Smith and Stacee Gravel, who both live in the Portland area.
Wendy will be greatly missed by her many friends and family.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Boys Town, in care of Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 11, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor