Mary Angie Long

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Juneau resident Mary Angie Long died Aug. 5, 2008, in Seattle, after a brief illness with vascular disease. She was 88.

Born Oct. 19, 1919, in North Carolina and raised in Oklahoma, she began married life in California and moved with her husband, Maurice, to Juneau in 1949. Fifty-nine years later, she was still proud to call Juneau home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wade and Jessie Lippard, brothers Jake, Fred, Claude and Harold Lippard and sister, Katherine McKinnis.

She is survived by her brother Henry Lippard of Mangum, Okla.; sister, Edith Gilliam of Olympia, Wash.; beloved husband of 63 years, Maurice Long; son and daughter-in-law Craig and Christi Long; grandson, Christopher Long and his finacee, Lindsey Bailey; granddaughter and husband, Olivia and Mike Orsborn; and great-grandsons, Michael Jr. and Connor Orsborn, all of Juneau; son, Brent Long of Seattle; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was very involved with the Juneau Church of Christ, Pioneers of Alaska, Juneau Cancer Society and she volunteered with the schools, Boy Scouts and visitor centers.

One of Angie's greatest gifts to the community was her hospitality, and over the years, she and her husband had numerous guests for meals and overnight stays. Her pies were legendary. She sought out the good in others.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Christ.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Connection, PO Box 2-329, Juneau, Alaska 99802 or the Juneau Church of Christ Youth Program Fund, 875 Trinity Drive, Juneau, AK 99801.

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