Steven Michael Long "Evets"
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Steven Michael Long passed away Sept. 17, 2009, following a short illness and hospitalization.
He was born Steven Michael Long to Ralph D. and Hazel M. (Huff) Long on July 31, 1960, in Jerseyville, IL. Steve attended Glenwood Springs High School and married Betty Jane “Janie” Biddiscombe on Feb. 10, 1984.
Most of Steve’s professional life was spent as a truck driver, and he was especially proud of his own rig, “Imalong.”
His hobbies included hunting, camping, four-wheeling, jeeping, card playing (every Friday night with Bob and Pat Allen) and horseshoeing.
Steve enjoyed life to the fullest, especially among his family and friends. Everyone will remember his humor and kidding around. He loved cheering on his children in sports, and most recently was relishing being “Papa” to his first grandson. He was looking forward to the upcoming birth of his granddaughter.
For the last six years Steve was a member of Monument Presbyterian Church, where he served with the men’s group and as an organizer for family camp. His extended family at church will miss his bear hugs, warmth and generosity.
His presence will always be missed by his loving wife, Janie; and children Chris (Krystal and grandson Christopher, Jr.) Long of Fruita; Stephanie Long of Grand Junction; and Steven Crouch of Elizabethton, TN; father, Ralph (Barbara) Long of Littleton; a brother, Rich (Donna Jo) Long of Gypsum; sisters Toni (Patrick) Shuster of Glenwood Springs and Karen Long of Denver; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends.
A memorial service to celebrate Steve’s life and his positive impact on others will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m. at the Monument Presbyterian Church (2020 1⁄2 South Broadway, Grand Junction).
In lieu of flowers, a fund has been set up at any Alpine Bank under the name Janie Long/The Steven Long Memorial Fund.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel M. Huff, Long while survived by (as Steve would say) all of you reading this!
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