Esther Heggie Long, 88, a life-long resident of Baker City, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at Settler’s Park in Baker City.
Grave side services for Mrs.Long were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City. Bob Harrison of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints conducted. Interment followed the services.
Mrs. Long was born Dec. 15, 1912, in Austin, Grant County, Oregon. She was the fourth daughter of six children born to Andrew Smith Heggie and Lavina Dolby Heggie. She lived her entire life in Baker City, and attended Baker schools. She was married to Garnet A. Long, Jan. 26, 1935, in Baker.
She enjoyed cooking for her family. She was employed by the Baker School District as a cook in the Elementary Schools, Middle School, and she was one of the first cooks in the new High School in 1951. She was also an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survivors include her three sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald Long, Keith and Virginia Long, all of Baker City, and Tom and Teresa Long of Hermiston; six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1991, and her four sisters and one brother.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pathway Hospice or charity of one’s choice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Baker City, Oregon 97814.
Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, December 13, 2001
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor