Garnet Alonzo Long, a longtime Baker City resident, passed away Friday, March 22nd, 1991, at his home in Baker City. He was 83 years old.
Funeral services for Mr. Long was conducted on Wednesday, March 27th, at 2:00 pm in the Pioneer Chapel of Gray’s West and Co. Vault interment and Dedication of the grave followed at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Baker City. Officiating at the service was Bishop Donald Morgan of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Baker City.
Mr. Long was born Aug. 7, 1907, west of North Powder, Oregon (near Wolf Creek dam). He was the fourth of 12 children of Amy Beatrice Owen and William Oscar Long. The family lived on farms, mostly in the Muddy Creek and Sparta areas. He worked in the Lumber Industry most of his adult life, starting at the Stoddard Mill in 1935 and retiring in 1972 from the Ellingson Mill.
Mr. Long was united in Marriage to Esther Heggie on Jan. 26, 1935, in Baker City. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gathering firewood with his sons and friends. He also enjoyed the times he spent with his special friends Claude Hines, Sel Delepierre, Jim Gargon, Pop Blair and Henry Tebeau. This group played cards together for over 40 years.
He is survived by his wife Esther, his wife of 56 years, three sons: Gerald, Keith and his wife Virginia of Baker City, Glenn and his wife Marlice of Pendleton. Sister; Ruth and her husband Lee Brown, Doris and her husband Bud Colton of Baker City and a brother in law Gilbert Elliott of…….(rest of article missing)
Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, March, 1991
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor