Obituary: Marjorie Carper Long
Marjorie C. Long, 88, of Truckee, California, passed away on October 14, 2011. She was born Marjorie Claire Carper in Hartville, Ohio, on October 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, California. Friendships formed around Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts, tennis, water polo, , Rainbow girls, Lutheran. UCLA, Cal State Long Beach and University of California at Irvine. Our mom loved her children so much that she helped them learn and grow into respectful adults.
Family vacations for hiking, camping and skiing were scheduled like clockwork to wonderful places. Some destinations were discovered by George while on assignment for Sports Illustrated or working for the Olympic Committee.
After forty years of family, friendships and a commercial photography business in southern California, Marjorie and George relocated to live near grandchildren, with a residence in Tahoe Donner, where she continued to play tennis and swim. Recently, Marjorie and George celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. Together, they worked with the Truckee branch of Project MANA (Making Adequate Nutrition Available), helping to feed those in need, and served in the Lutheran Presbyterian Church in Truckee. She and George became ardent soccer and skiing fans, cheering for grandsons, Tom, Kyle, and Scott.. Marjorie Long valued her membership in the women’s educational service organization P.E.O. Chapter in Truckee.
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. She loved working on Pan American and Olympic Games preparation teams, where she enjoyed meeting athletes individually as their identification photographs were taken.
Marjorie Carper Long is survived by her husband George, and two of their four children: Robert Long (Janis Sandberg) of Downey, CA; and Timothy (Lynn) Long of Downey. 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. She is survived by 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 is survived by her nieces Holly Carper (Gary) Wollerman of Ortonville, MI, and Bonnie Carper (James) Watson, Muskegon, MI. She is also survived by niece Margaret Randle (James McDaniel) and grandnephew John of Weston, MA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:
and#8226; P.E.O. Chapter XE, JOAN KELLY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND, 11260 Donner Pass Road Suite C Box 196, Truckee, CA 96161
and#8226; Tahoe Forest Foundation/Hospice, P.O. Box 759, Truckee, CA 96160
Funeral Service with Reverend Susan Wolfe-Devol and Reverend Ed Hilton officiating will be held at 11am on Monday, October 24, 2011, at Sierra Bible Church, Truckee, CA., with arrangements by Truckee-Tahoe Mortuary. Marjorie Carper Long will be interred at Rose Hills Memorial Cemetery, Whittier, CA. A second gathering is planned for a later date in southern California.
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