Baker City, Oregon
Esther Heggie Long, 88, a life-long Baker City resident, died Dec. 6, 2001, at Settlers Park.
Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. Bob Harrison of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will conduct.
Esther Heggie Long was born Dec. 15, 1912, at Austin. 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 married Garnet A. Long on Jan. 26, 1935, at Baker City.
Esther enjoyed cooking for her family. She was employed by the Baker School District as a cook in the elementary schools, Baker Middle School, and she was one of the first cooks in the new high school in 1951.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survivors include her three sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald Long and Keith and Virginia Long, all of Baker City and Tom and Teresa Long of Hermiston; six grandchildren and 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 a charity of one’s choice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 10, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor