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Memorial for Muriel Long

Born in Albany, Oregon on Nov. 5, 1922
Departed on Jan. 16, 2018 and resided in Albany, Oregon.

November 8, 1922---January 16, 2018

Born November 8, 1922 in Albany, Oregon. Daughter of Fred and Vivian Forster. Attended Maple grade school and graduated from Albany High School in 1940. Graduated from Oregon State University in 1945 where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.
She married Merle A. Long at Camp Roberts, California in 1945. Merle served in the European theater during World War II and Muriel worked at Swan Island to aid the war effort. Except for a short time during Merle’s military service, and three years of living in Salem while Merle was attending Willamette Law School, she lived her entire life in Albany. She was very proud of Albany and was involved in many city and community activities.
She took great pride in her four children, Barbara Kroeker of Palm Coast, FL, Dr. David Long of Newport, Dr. Margaret Walker of Atlanta, GA and Mark Long of Portland. In addition to her children she is survived by eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Her family was always a most important part of her life.
Muriel and Merle were avid Track and Field fans. Starting in 1968 they attended all of the Olympic Games except one and they also attended the world games. Several of their children and grandchildren accompanied them on their travels. Margaret and Mark attended Munich; Dave, Debbie, Mark and Susan joined them in Montreal; Margaret and Lary along with grandchildren Emily, Chris and Patrick were with them in Atlanta. Grandchildren Kristi and Andrew joined them in Seoul, South Korea. They were privileged to attend the First World Games in Finland. They enjoyed travels throughout the world visiting all continents except Africa.
A very special place in Muriel’s life was a cabin on the McKenzie River built by Dave and Merle with help from the rest of the family. Muriel loved spending time there walking, riding her bike and enjoying the Tranquility. Another place she loved was the island of Kauai. For twenty-six years, she and Merle spent part of their winters in Hawaii and the whole family would join them there to bask in the sunshine and enjoy each other.
A private family remembrance will be held. Memorials to: Emory Brain Health Center, 12 Executive Park Drive, Room 151, Atlanta, GA 30329

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