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DOWNEY – Long time Downey resident Marjorie C. Long, 88, recently of Truckee, Calif., passed away on Oct. 14.
She was born Marjorie Claire Carper in Hartville, Ohio, on Oct. 30, 1922, to parents Mildred Levina Stettler and Clarence LeRoy Carper. She attended high school in Hartville, and nursing school in Canton.
Marjorie and George Long were married May 9, 1947, in Hartville, Ohio, and made their family home in Downey from 1953 to 1995. Friendships formed around Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts, tennis, water polo, Rainbow girls, Lutheran Church. UCLA, Cal State Long Beach and University of California at Irvine
After 40 years in Downey, Marjorie and George relocated to live near grandchildren, with a residence in Tahoe Donner.
She was active in the Downey Chapter of the League of Women Voters, serving as president. She was on the board for the Leila Lewis Memorial Scholarship in Downey, and worked the on Pan American and Olympic Games preparation teams.
Marjorie is survived by her husband George, and two of their four children: Robert Long (Janis Sandberg) of Downey; and Timothy (Lynn) Long of Downey; five grandchildren: Thomas and Kyle Kelly of Truckee, CA., and Scott Kelly of Travis Air Force Base, CA.; Anbrit Long of Seattle, WA. and George Long 4th of Mercer Island, WA; and nieces Holly Carper (Gary) Wollerman of Ortonville, MI, and Bonnie Carper (James) Watson, Muskegan, MI. She is also survived by niece Margaret Randle (James McDaniel) and grandnephew John of Weston, MA.
She was preceded in death by two children: Joan Long Kelly (Crispin Kelly , Terri Kelly, Truckee, CA); and G. Stevenson Long III. Eva Long, William Jepson, Mercer Island, Wa.
The funeral service with Rev. Susan Wolfe-Devol and Rev. Ed Hilton officiating was held Oct. at Sierra Bible Church, in Truckee. She will be interred at Rose Hills Memorial Cemetery in Whittier.
A second gathering is planned for a later date in Southern California.
Published: November 10, 2011 – Volume 10 – Issue 30