Aldora Long

Aldora (Canine) Long, 94, of Yuma, AZ, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020 from Covid-19.  She was born to the late Stanley and Margarette Snellbaker on July 10, 1926, in Germantown, PA.

Aldora married Jay E. Long on July 5, 1944.  They were married for 68 years until his passing in 2012.  She is survived by their 3 children, Jay E. Long II (Janet), of Townsend, WA, William J. Long of San Diego, CA and Colleen J. Holmes (Bill) of Eldersburg, MD.  She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Richard L. Campbell, JR (Melissa) PA, Amy L. Marburger (Kurt) MD, Renae J. Reis (Patrick) NV, Melissa K. Long, AZ, Lucia K. Long, WA and 7 great-grandchildren.  Her friend Betty Satterfield, Yuma, AZ, was like a sister to Aldora.

Aldora was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, and St. James Episcopalian Church.  Aldora was known for beautiful smile, sparkling eyes, sense of humor, and caring nature.  She was loved by all who met her.  She enjoyed doing crafts and often donated things she made to local charities.

After her husband’s early retirement, they purchased a motorhome to fulfill their dream of traveling all over the country being together.  They made it to every state except Alaska.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Society in her name.

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  • Colleen Holmes
    December 20, 2020 5:32 pm

    Love and miss you dearly mom. Sometimes, I would love to talk to you one more time and hug you a thousand times. I picture you and dad walking hand in hand with Shadow walking along the side of you.

  • You were such a huge part of my world that it is hard to imagine you ko longer being here. So lucky I was your granddaughter. You always called me your 4th child and I treasure our relationship. Gram I’m gonna miss you so much but I’m so glad your now with Pappy happy and fre again. Please always take care of me like you promised. Love you so much!

  • What a great lady. You will be missed.

  • Susan Speakman Walsh
    December 20, 2020 9:16 pm

    Your beautiful mom was a treasured part of my childhood and will always be remembered with a smile and deep affection. My love to each of you in this sad time. I feel blessed to have known her.

  • Charlotte Lloyd
    December 20, 2020 9:38 pm

    Aldora, first met you in 2008 when Art and I were managing the park in Pahrump. We instantly took to you. You were so sweet and loveable. I am happy you are free from Alzheimer’s, whole and with the Lord. I am sure Jay and Art was there to welcome you. Love you my friend.

  • Mom, it hurts as much today as the day I lost you. Every time something happens or is exciting I think I have to call and tell you. How I wish you could read these words. You were my best friend. Remember every Friday for years we would meet at TGIF for lunch. Or the time I had to ask for my tip back at Eat and Park. We were always laughing. Alzheimer’s stole you from me many, many years ago. I missed you so much when you were still alive. I am happy you are at peace. Forever mom


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