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Thomas Gerald Long

Thomas Gerald Long



Thomas Gerald Long was born in Akron, Ohio, on April 22, 1948 to William Mathew Long and Elaine Estelle (Williams) Long.

Tom attended and graduated from Capital High School and attended one year at Boise State College.  He married Gretchen Marlene Long on June 25, 1971 in Boise, Idaho.

He retired from the United States Department of Agriculture and was a member of the International PrintMakers Association.  He greatly enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, William and Elaine Long, and his niece, Melissa Hughes.

He is survived by his wife, Gretchen, of Kuna, ID; Children: William G., of Deerbrook, WI; Cristina Cole of Stroud, OK; and Wendy Russell, of Federal Way, Washington; Grandchildren: Dillon, Courtney, and Austin Cole, and Shelbie, Kayla, Sarah, Emily, and Lily Long; Siblings: James (Marilyn) Long, of Nampa, ID; Carol Dixon, of Boise, ID; Nephews: Bruce, Jeff, and Bob Long; and several great nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 21, 2014 at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel.  A committal service with military honors will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project, Idaho Chapter.
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