Loretta-Jackson DeLong-Obituary

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Loretta “Aleta” Jackson DeLong

Midland, Texas

Jul 11, 1948 – Dec 4, 2016


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Ellis Funeral Home Obituary

Loretta "Aleta" Jackson DeLong's passion was aerospace, not only for that which exists, but for making ideas and dreams come true.DeLong, a founding member of XCOR Aerospace and partner in Agile Aero, succumbed to chemotherapy treatments for ovarian cancer. She died Sunday in Midland....

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I was saddened to hear of Aleta's passing. We spoke by email and phone many times, and she is a large reason I decided to work and live in Mojave, and enter the private space field. I regret not getting to know her better, but do believe that pioneer spirit and temerity she so aptly displayed and ignited in me will live on through the countless others she influenced. One just never knows the impact they can have on others, and Aleta is one of my aerospace heroes.

Dan - So sorry to learn about your wife's passing. (Vic keeps me informed about the family ties.) You were together so many years; keep those memories in your heart. We love you.