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Ora D. Long 1924 - 2008

Ora D. Long

Ora D. Long

Ora Dean Long, 84, of Cottonwood, died at home surrounded by his family on Jan. 15, 2008. He was born in Dallas Center, Iowa, on Jan. 14, 1924, to Edwin R. Long and Golda F. (Huffman) Long.

After graduating from Adel High School he went into the U.S. Army.

He served in the motor pool as Corporal during World War II.

He was discharged in 1946 at Fort Sheridan, Ill. It was in Sheridan that he met his wife, Christine Marie Sorenson; they wed June 6, 1946, and were married for 61 years before her death.

Professionally, Ora dedicated 25 years of his life to Kerr-McGee Nuclear Fuels as foreman.

He volunteered his time to the Fire Departments of Adel, Iowa; Nucla, Colo.; and Grants, N.M. Ora also took part in the Mounted Patrol while in New Mexico.

He leaves behind his sons, Herman W. (Marlene) Long, of Bremen, Neb., Larry D. Long (Beverly), of Grants, N.M., and James E. (Linda) Long, of Flagstaff; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Verla (Otis) Marquardt of Rowlett, Texas, and Joan Short of Redfield, Iowa.

A Memorial Service was Jan. 17. An online guestbook is available at

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