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Roland Long

Roland Long

Nov 29, 1930 - Mar 30, 2015
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Roland Long, 84, of Riverton, died at his home on Monday, March 30, 2015. A memorial service will be held on April 16, 2015 at 10:00 am at Davis Funeral Home with Military Honors. Pastor Echo Klaproth will officiate. Roland Laverne Long was born on November 29, 1930 in Sasakwa, OK to Walter Cleveland and Flora Pearl (Robertson) Long. He was the fourth of ten children, eight boys and two girls. He was raised and attended schools in OK.

He was of the Christian faith.

On July 19, 1956 he married his wife of 58 years, Lois Nadine (Leeson) Long, in Worland, WY. They family moved to the Pavillion and Riverton area in 1970.

He worked for Union Carbide, later known as Umetco, from the late 1970’s until he retired. He was a heavy equipment operator. He also farmed in the Pavillion area in conjunction with work.

His family said that he enjoyed rock hunting especially for arrowheads, camping, fishing, panning for gold, gardening, farming, and in his later years, playing computer games and connecting on facebook. He loved telling stories of his childhood and spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Lois; his sons, Michael (Peggy) Long of Pavillion, Mitchell Long (Winnie LaVigne) of WA, and Mathew Long of CO; his grandchildren, Candi Long, Casey (Shanna) Long, their children, Waylon, Cole, Kelsey Long and Kristie Waters, Canada (Betsy) Long, their children, Brody and Gage Long and Elliannah and Kaelynn Gilliam; Mitchell (Fallon) Long, their children, Porter, Sawyer, and Dove Long; Shawntae Long (fiancé Louis Hamilton) and; his brothers, Gene (Deanna) Long of Casper and Joel (Wanda) Long of OH; his sisters, Jowana (Frank) Gibson of WA and Patricia (Scott) Kent of Story, WY; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Flora Long and his brothers, Desmond, Donald, O’Dell, Ralph and Walter Long.

Memorials may be made to Help for Health Hospice in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

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Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.