Gary Allen Long

gary long

October 2, 1965 ~ March 30, 2022

Born in: Glenwood Springs, CO
Resided in: Pueblo West, CO

Gary Allen Long, loving husband, father, son and brother fought a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) passing away on March 30, 2022, in Pueblo West surrounded by family. Gary was born on October 2, 1965, in Glenwood Springs, Colo. and spent much of his life traveling throughout the world as part of his decorated military career, retiring from the United States Marine Corps in 2006, after 22 years of service with the rank of Master Sergeant.

Gary enjoyed his most recent years as a resident of Pueblo West, Colo. His favorite pastimes were spending time with family, camping, traveling, and finding humor wherever it hid. He was always good for an encouraging word and a smile, his vibrant spirit radiating among those lucky enough to call him “family” or “friend.”

Gary had a very fun-loving personality always making jokes and enjoying a good laugh. He always wanted to take the scenic route and loved driving. Gary loved good food and was a terrific cook. He was generous and service-oriented. He wasn’t perfect and was as stubborn as they come but worked hard, gave freely, kept chivalry alive, held onto his faith tightly and loved with his whole heart.

He is survived by his loving wife, Christine Long of Colorado; children, Luke (Kelly) Long of Texas, Clint (Claire) Long of Texas, Kyle Marian of Utah, Ashley (Den) Jones of Utah, Kayla (Skylar) Perkins of Utah, Cody Long of Utah, Amber Marian of Colorado, Cheyenne Long of Utah and Ryklinn Long of Colorado; mother, Linda Long of Colorado; siblings, Mike Long of Nevada, Sheila (Randy) Hoffman and Celeste (Drew ) Avery of Idaho; seven grandkids; many nieces and nephews; as well as cousins, aunts and uncles.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Edith Long and Robert and Dorothy Hostetter; and his father, Nelson “Rocky” Long.

Funeral services for Gary Allen Long will begin with a viewing from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2022, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 144 S Abarr Dr., in Pueblo West, Colo., with funeral to follow. They will conclude with a viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2022, at San Juan Mortuary, 370 S Main St., Blanding, Utah followed by a graveside service at 11:30 a.m. at Blanding Cemetery, 500 N. Grayson Pkwy.


Viewing: April 8, 2022 9:00 am

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pueblo West Ward
144 S Abarr Dr
Pueblo West, CO 81007

(855) 474-0101

Funeral Service: April 8, 2022 10:00 am

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pueblo West Ward
144 S Abarr Dr
Pueblo West, CO 81007

(855) 474-0101

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  1. Christine,
    My sympathies to you and your family. I am very sorry for your loss. May you have many memories to treasure in the months and years to come.

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