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Kathryn Pendergast Long

Kathryn Pendergast Long, a lifelong resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003. She was 82.

She was born April 24, 1921, in South Canyon to Jessie Miklish Arbaney and Richard “Dick” Pendergast. She graduated from Basalt High School. She also earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western State College in Gunnison.

She worked for Hinman Bros. Construction in Mount Lebanon, Pa., and Fort Collins.

She began her teaching career at Paul Whiteman Elementary School in Denver, and retired from the Roaring Fork School District Re-1 after teaching many years at Basalt Elementary School.

She was married to Wendal Webster, and later to Dr. William “Bill” Long of Grand Junction.

Mrs. Long was an avid reader, always seeking to increase her knowledge. She was also a passionate collector of antiques.

She devoted a great deal of time to compiling facts about the history of Basalt and the South Canyon mining camp.

Mrs. Long is survived by cousins Barbara Hinman of Pueblo, Carole Romberg of Broomfield, Sally Gobbo of Tucson, Ariz., and Charlotte Hood of Glenwood Springs.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Sept. 9, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church.

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