Dwight Daniel Long III


Posted: Friday, November 19, 2004


  Dwight Daniel Long III

Dwight Daniel Long III

Dwight Daniel Long III died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, a his home in Kenai. He was 58.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kenai. Frederick Long and Gordon Dempsey will officiate.

Mr. Long was born Feb. 10, 1946, in Bakersfield, Calif. He graduated from El Cajon Valley High School in 1964 and the University of California Riverside in 1972. He joined the U.S. Army and one of his posts was Fort Richardson.

He moved to Alaska in 1974 and lived in Kenai, as well Eagle River. He was the night manager at Carrs grocery store until his retirement.

Mr. Long enjoyed hunting, fishing and being with his dogs.

"Dan was a quiet gentleman with a loving quality that touched all who came in contact with him. He loved dogs and enjoyed the out of doors with friends. His favorite foods were pork, halibut and salmon served with leafy green vegetables. His favorite fishing was during the pink runs. His favorite rifle is the .45-70. He spent many a day at Snow Shoe Gun Club trying to shoot that perfect group. He will be missed," his family said.

Mr. Long was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Long, in August 1998; and his father, Dwight Long, in May 1999.

He is survived by his brother, Frederick Long, of Port Angeles, Wash.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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