In Memory

David Long - Class Of 1960

David Long

David Lee Long, 72, passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015 at his home in Vale, Ore., surrounded by family. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Monday March 2 at Faith, Hope & Love Worship Center in Vale. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery.


David was born September 6, 1942 in Hillsboro Oregon, the son of Oscar and Ione Kenaston Long. The family moved to Vale when he was 5 years old, where he grew up working on the family farm. He graduated from Vale High School, worked for the Standages for some years and joined the National Guards.


David married his sweetheart Hazel Comyford on November 30 1962. In 1966 they moved to Grants Pass Oregon where he worked for his uncle George Kenaston and learned the logging business. They lived there for over 20 years where they raised three daughters. Dave owned his own logging business for many years and also owned a trucking company with his father called C&D Trucking. 


He and his wife moved back to Vale Oregon in 1989 where he operated Dave Long Trucking for many years. Dave had a life-long passion for trucks, heavy equipment and machinery. He loved building roads, driving trucks and hauling heavy equipment. He had fun participating in 4 wheel drive pulls, going to truck and equipment shows, and fixing up his trucks. He loved the time spent with family and friends, and he also enjoyed attending church conferences with his wife Hazel. 


He was a member of the First Assembly of God church in Grants Pass and then Faith, Hope and Love Worship Center in Vale. It has been noted by many people that they had rarely seen a man of such strong faith. 


David is survived by his three daughters Kimie Long, Karen Daffer, Sheri Morin; his brothers Rodney Long, Larry Long, CW Long; his sisters Mary Payne, Marva Entzminger; his sons-in-law Dave Daffer, Glen Morin; his grandchildren Brandon Hughes, Sophia Daffer, Isaac Daffer and Alex Morin and numerous nieces and nephews. 


He was preceded in death by his wife Hazel, his parents, and his brother Richard Long, his son-in-law Willie Hughes, nephew Curtis Cooper and niece Tami Comyford. Lienkaemper Chapel, Ontario is handling the funeral arrangements.