Dorothy Long

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Dorothy Long
August 21, 1922 - January 14, 2013
Dorothy Long, age 90, went to be with her heavenly Father on January 14, 2013. She passed away in Nampa in the home she had lived in since 1948.
Dorothy was born to John and Ruby Irwin Long on August 21, 1922 in Spokane, WA. She was the youngest of five children. Dorothy grew up in Spokane and graduated from high school there. In the 1940's Dorothy and her sister Ruth moved to Nampa to attend Northwest Nazarene College. She lived in Nampa ever since. Her parents eventually came to live with Dorothy and Ruth in their later years.
Upon graduation from NNC, both Dorothy and Ruth were hired as professors in the art department. Dorothy received double masters degrees in mathematics and art. Eventually, Dorothy taught at NNC for 12 years, in Caldwell for 3 years, and at Nampa High School for 22 years. Among other accomplishments, she was named teacher of the year at Nampa High and she created the large bulldog image at the end of the Bulldog Bowl stadium on the Nampa High campus.
Dorothy continued to create wonderful works of art during her retirement years. She had a true artistic gift. She was able to learn many types of art, master them quickly, and she had an ability to then teach others. She especially enjoyed teaching at the high school. In retirement, Dorothy and Ruth and Olive Acock enjoyed times of traveling and camping.
Dorothy and Ruth became members of College Church of the Nazarene in 1947, when the church still met on the NNC campus. Dorothy served her Lord faithfully over many wonderful years.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and her three brothers, one of whom died in World War II. She is survived by her sister Ruth and Olive Acock (Olive was like another sister, who lived with the Long sisters for over 50 years) and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Dorothy will be held at College Church of the Nazarene Friday, January 18th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Hands of Hope Northwest 1201 S. Powerline Nampa, ID 83686 or at To share a memory of Dorothy or to offer condolences to Dorothy's family please visit

Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Jan. 17, 2013