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Sally Long

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Sally was born on September 26, 1935 to Luke C. Duffy (1902-1986) and Sarah Stanton (1900-1984) in Queens, New York, and joined our Lord on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. She attended St. Sebastian Grammar School in Woodside, NY and then St. Michael's Academy for Girls in New York City. After graduation she was then employed as a Stenographer with New York Bell Telephone Co. Two years later Sally moved with her family to Burbank, California and was employed by Allstate Insurance Co., as a legal secretary. Sally married Billy D. Baker (1934-1994) on November 27, 1954 in Burbank. Her first child, Linda, was born in 1955 and Sally became a stay at home mom. One year later she and her family moved to New Milford, New Jersey, and a second child was born, Billy K. Baker on October 4, 1957, (1957-2010). The family then moved to Enid, Oklahoma until her husband Billy re-enlisted in the Navy and they moved to San Diego, California. In 1969 they moved to Ramona, CA and she was employed as Office Manager by Craftstones, Inc. (Gemstone Tumblers) and also sold real estate. In 1978 Sally was employed by Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District in Escondido, CA., as an Accounting Assistant. She met Gene Long in 1978 and they married in 1980. Sally retired in 1988 and moved to Canon City, CO, and worked five years as Assistant to the Food Service Manager at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. Sally was extremely proud to be the first female member of Canon City Elks Lodge 610, the first female Lodge Secretary and the first Officer of the Year in 1999-2000. She is survived by her husband Gene, daughter; Linda Maddux (Canon City), grand-daughter Sara Price (Pueblo), grandson; Ryan Price (California), grand-daughter; Kelly Allan (North Dakota) and great-grandsons; Zeke Allan, Brody Allan and Ethan Allan. Sally loved her family above all else. She loved camping and boating (even though she was afraid of the water). Her love of animals was phenomenal. At her request she will be cremated. She believed in the Celebration of Life. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Sally's name. Without their help, Sally would not have been able to remain at home, as she wanted to do. A Celebration of Sally's Life will be held at the Canon City Elks Lodge, 404 Macon Ave, on February 15, 2014 beginning at 4:00 P.M. Arrangements entrusted to Harwood Cremation and Funeral. Online condolences at harwoodfuneral.com

Published in The Canon City Daily Record on Feb. 1, 2014
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