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Ruben Baty Long

May 30, 1926 February 26, 2011
Ruben Baty Long
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Ruben Long, age 84, passed away Saturday morning, February 26, 2011.

Mr. Long was born on May 30, 1926, in a half dugout, near the Porter High Community, south of Altus, in Jackson County, Oklahoma to Robert Edward and Mary Jessie (Roberson) Long. On June 23, 1945, he married the love of his live, Marjorie Thrash, in Altus and they spent the next sixty-five wonderful years together before her death on January 23, 2011. A hard worker all of his life, Ruben was employed for twenty-eight years with the Altus-Lugert Irrigation District where he made many friends with the farmers throughout the district. After his retirement from the district, he was employed as a school crossing guard at Will Rogers Elementary where he loved spending his time assisting the teachers and children. Going to garage sales was one of his favorite hobbies, but spending time with his family, especially the grandkids, was what brought the most joy to his life.

Preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Audean Vinyard, Laveta Vinyard and Claudia Russell; two brothers, Lloyd Long and Raymond Long, he is survived by six children, Mary Frances Tolliver and partner Keith Birmingham of Altus, Eddie Long and wife Pamela of Wichita Falls, Texas, Kevin Long of Oklahoma City, Donna Henry and husband Jerry Don of Mangum, Debora New and husband Kevin of Altus and Dennie Christian and husband Whitney of Granite; fifteen grandchildren, Daphne Hoogmoed and husband Sander of The Netherlands, Ron Tolliver of Amarillo, Casey Tolliver and wife Lisa of Amarillo, Nicholas Long of Wichita Falls, Tammy Salmon of Wichita Falls, Kerri Henry of Edmond, Jaimie Henry of Weatherford, Kadi Henry of Mangum, Dustin Fixico and wife Melissa of Oklahoma City, Brandi Adams and husband Daniel of Altus, Brittani Thibodeaux and husband Mike of Buda, Texas, Kelsey Christian of Granite, Whitlee Christian of Granite, Grant Ruben Christian of Granite and Keaton Crow Christian of Granite; nine great grandchildren, J.L. Smith of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Roclyn Tolliver of Amarillo, Blade Tolliver of Amarillo, Abbi Tolliver of Amarillo, Wyatt Tolliver of Amarillo, Thomas Jack Salmon of Wichita Falls, Clayton Adams of Altus, Cole Adams of Altus, Reece Fixico of Oklahoma City; one sister, Mary Jo Saunders and husband Raymond of Bradford, Pennsylvania; three sisters-in-law, Jerry Nardin and husband Bruce of Westcliffe, Colorado, Faye Morgan and husband Harold of San Diego, California and Suzy Thrash of Edmond, Oklahoma along with many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services for Ruben Long will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Osborne officiating. Interment will follow at Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims and Greer Funeral Homes.

The family will greet friends on Monday, February 28, 2011, from 6 until 7 p.m., at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made to the family at or

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