Edith C. Long

GLEN ROSE - Edith C. Long, loving sister and aunt, born September 6, 1912 in Plainview, Texas died June 16, 2009, peacefully at home in Glen Rose. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 20, at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville, Texas.

Edith Long graduated from Wichita Falls High School and moved to Dallas in 1934. She retired from the Federal Reserve Bank, after 42 years, in 1976. She was active in the Methodist Women’s Guild, the Business Class and the Yeats Class of Tyler Street United Methodist Church until the last few years of her life. She was a member of the Oak Cliff Amity Book Review Club and a 25-year member of the Red Cross Auxiliary, serving food to traveling troops during WWII and later assisting at VA Hospitals. Edith Long was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, General Levy Casey Chapter. Although she did not have children, she loved, taught and nurtured her nieces and nephews as if they were her own. She was a role model inspiring all who knew her with her commitment to family, church and country.

Edith Long was preceded in death by parents, Mrs. and Mrs. R.A. Long, four sisters and two brothers. Survivors include her sister, Mrs. Dene Fite of Glen Rose, four nieces and three nephews, and 26 great nieces and nephews and their children.

The family expresses gratitude to her caregivers who have provided loving and respectful care for her during the last three years of her life. Memorials may be made to Tyler Street United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, or Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, Amarillo, Texas, through www.epartnersingiving.com.

Published July 1, 2009

Glen Rose Reporter