Benonia Trent Long - Obituary

Posted: Friday, July 12, 2002

Kenai resident Benonia Trent Long died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 61.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Kenai Christian Church with Robert Devolld officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

Mr. Long was born July 16, 1940, in Marion, Ind. He attended school in Indiana and Florida and had been a resident of Alaska since 1970, living in Eagle River and Talkeetna and moving to Kenai in 1979. He was self-employed for many years until he retired in 1993 due to illness. Trent attended Kenai Christian Church.

His hobbies included fishing, camping, clam digging, gardening, playing golf and watching softball.

"Trent was an easygoing man who never met a stranger. He always had a smile on his face and a sparkle in his eyes for his family and friends. He was happiest on the river bank fishing, and he always caught many fish because we felt he thought like a fish. Trent will be loved and missed," his family said.

Survivors include his wife, Melonee Long; his mother, Helen Zornow; sisters, Eva Jo Border and Nancy Huesman; brothers, Kevin Long, Marshall Long and Howard Zornow; children, Lynn McKiernan, Tina Tassin, Tammy Parris, Trent Long II, Trent Long III and Katrena Leuthold; grandchildren, Shelia, Daniel, Brittany, Joshua, Kyle, Konnagher, Amanda, Alexander, Ian and Nathaniel; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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