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Mount Vernon Memorial Park & Mortuary

8201 Greenback Ln, Fair Oaks, CA

OBITUARY

Ruth Romaine Long

January 24, 1933June 19, 2020
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Ruth R. Long, age 87, passed away peacefully amongst family on Friday June 19, 2020 at her home. She was born January 24, 1933, in Lykens Pennsylvania, to Edith and Daniel Bixler. She was a 1950 graduate of Valley View High School. She married Felix H. Long Jr. on September 9, 1952 in San Francisco. She worked for the State of California under CAL OSHA and the Department of Corrections. Ruth was one of the kindest people you could ever meet and she had always opened up her heart and home to many throughout the years. She always was about bringing people together. Ruth truly loved life to the fullest and relished in all of its simplest pleasures. She was a scholar of the Bible and a god-fearing woman. Ruth enjoyed and loved her family the most. She is survived by her daughter Glenda, grandchildren Kristina and Brian as well as 5 great grandchildren: Tieler, Nessa, Daniel, Maximus and Zane. Ruth also has many nieces and nephews as well as cousins located in Pennsylvania. Family, friends and others whose lives Ruth touched are invited to the Mount Vernon Memorial Park and Mortuary, 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 from 10:00AM-11:30AM on Monday June 29th, 2020 for funeral services and burial.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 28, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Memories

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Melissa Reali

June 29, 2020

Ruth had so much compassion for her family. She could be a little ball of Fire one second and have arms open wide the next. I’m thankful for being a witness to such an amazing woman that never questioned her faith or loyalty to those she loved.

Ruth “Mem”, you brought joy, happiness and laughter to all who met you; you will be sorely missed by everyone.”

Tieler Johnson

June 27, 2020

My Mem was the type to spread a smile throughout the room. Always happy, always ecstatic for company. She was always the type to tell stories of her long and joyful life. No matter how many times you heard them and even if she had known you have heard them, it was always like hearing them for the first time. Her life experience and happiness was unmatched to anybody I have known. She was always a very satisfied and a strong woman no matter the circumstances. I was always hungry for more and more but, over time I had realized I needed to humble myself and enjoy the little things because of her. That piece of her will always live on with me. Thank you for everything Mem. You will always be my pride and joy.

Glenda Long

June 27, 2020

MY DEAREST "MOTHER"I CAN REMEMBER WHEN AUNTIE GEORGANN GOT MARRIED..YOU GOT YOUR FINGERNAILS DONE..YOU WOULD REACH FOR THE DOOR KNOB..YOU PUT YOUR FINGERS AROUND THE KNOB SOO FUNNY..I STILL LAUGH AT THAT TO THIS DAY. AND ANOTHER MEMORY IS WHEN YOU WERE READY TO TAKE A SHOWER BUT YOU WANTED TO DRINK SOME COFFEE AND EAT SOME OATMEAL OR A PIECE OF TOAST..AND THAT DARN BLACK AND WHITE PAJAMAS THAT YOU COULD NOT TAKE OFF BUT WITH A LITTLE BIT OF HELP ALOT OF TIMES I WOULD HELP YOU. ESPECIALLY THE PANTS..KRIS WOULD YELL AT YOU LET MOM HELP YOU...YES WE HAD SOME GOOD TIMES AND BAD TIMES..WHEN DAD PASSED AWAY THAT WAS HARD FOR ALL OF US..BUT WHEN GEORGANN PASSED AWAY THAT WAS EVER HARDER..AND WHEN MAMMIE BIX PASSED AWAY..I KNOW THAT THEY ALL BROKE YOUR HEART..BUT YOU ARE SADLY MISSED BECAUSE YOU WERE THE REASON I WOKE UP AND WHEN TO BED AT NIGHT..I WOULD CHECK IF YOU WERE READING YOUR WHITE BIBLE OR DID YOU MAKE IT IN BED OR NOT. BUT I DO HOPE THAT THE DAYS WILL GET BETTER AS DAYS GO BY..BECAUSE I DO MISS YOU SOO MUCH..I ALSO THINK THAT ALL THE CATS WELL MISS YOU RIDING ON YOUR WALKER..WE ALL LOVE YOU AND SOMEDAY WE WILL BE MEETING YOU AGAIN..I LOVE YOU YOUR DAUGHTER GLENDA..

Taylor Abshire

June 27, 2020

You’re now at peace. I am thankful to have gotten to know you these past few years. What an incredible and strong woman you are! I will be sure to share your memories for the rest of my journey. We love and miss you mem. Forever in our hearts, Rest in paradise!

Baylee Baer

June 27, 2020

Mem, thank you for letting me run a muck with my cousins around your house any time we wanted. Thank you for making the best burgers and letting us build forts all around your house, when I stayed the night. Thank you, for giving us money to walk to 7-11 and get snacks that we didn’t actually need. Thank you for always saying silly things, just because we asked you to. And most importantly, thank you for letting me be a part of your life and being a part of mine, when you didn’t even have to. I miss you so much and wish we could see your infectious smile in person one last time. I love you mem!

Mariah Baer

June 26, 2020

Mem, what an honor to know such a beautiful soul. You’re the grandma I always wished for so funny & so wise, Baylee, Deuce, and I will forever miss your beautiful witty soul fly high lady! Love you forever ❤️

Joseph Abshire

June 26, 2020

Ruth, Mem, I am so lucky and honored to have met you. Only a short year and a half. I remember the first time I met you and you shared many stories of your beautiful life and family with me as if I had know you forever. Dinner at the table is not the same without you. You brought joy, happiness and laughter to all who met you, you will be sorely missed by everyone. There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are you will always be in our hearts. Love you Mem

Kristina Long

June 25, 2020

Grams I love and miss you so much. Life is so different without you. Too many memories to pick just one. I miss your lively spirit and how you loved to dance! You were the life of any party! I always admired how you could be so stern and matter of fact but so loving and supportive all in the same breath. Your strength could not be matched and your will to do ANYTHING you set your mind to. You were so generous with your time, heart and even your pocket should you see anyone in need. I have always admired you and wish I can one day be half the woman you were. Rest now beautiful lady for your work is done. Ps give everyone up there a big hug and kiss for me! Til we meet again.

Nessa Johnson

June 25, 2020

Mem, I miss you so much. Words can’t express how hard this has been without you. There are days I come home and I just want to sit at the table and eat dinner with you while I hear you yell at Luke to get off the table. There are days I just want to walk into the living room and see you sleeping peacefully on your chair. There are days I want to watch you push Oliver on the walker around the house. I love you so much. I hope your heart is at peace in heaven 💜

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