Mrs. Gwen Long Foltz

February 17, 1931February 12, 2019

Mrs. Gwen Long Foltz, 87, a resident of McGaheysville, died Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at her residence.

A daughter of the late John L. and Elsie Wagner Long, she was born on February 17, 1931 in Rockingham County and lived her entire life in the area. She retired after working in the cafeteria at Montevideo High School for many years. Gwen was also a very active member of McGaheysville United Methodist Church, helping out with the clothes closet, lawn parties and numerous activities in Sunday school.

On July 1, 1950 she married Lacie Lee Foltz who preceded her in death on June 8, 2004.

Gwen is survived by one daughter, Cynthia Foltz of Tucson, AZ; two sons, Gary Foltz of Wyoming, PA, and David Foltz of Grottoes, VA; two grandchildren, Matt Foltz and Brandy May and husband, Brandon; one step-granddaughter, Tammy Breeden; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Paula Heater of Grottoes, VA. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Linda Foltz, and two brothers, Larry and John Long.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 am at McGaheysville United Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Wingert officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to McGaheysville United Methodist Church, 10106 McGaheysville Road, McGaheysville, VA 22840.

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  • Cynthia Foltz, Daughter
  • Gary Foltz, Son
  • David Foltz, Son
  • Matt Foltz, Grandson
  • Brandy May & husband, Brandon, Granddaughter
  • Tammy Breeden, Step-Granddaughter
  • Five Great-Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren
  • Paula Heater, Sister
  • Lacie Lee Foltz, Husband
  • Elsie Wagner Long, Mother
  • John L. Long, Father
  • Linda Foltz, Daughter-in-law
  • Larry Long, Brother
  • John Long, Brother


  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, February 16, 2019

Mrs. Gwen Long Foltz

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Tammy Breeden

February 14, 2019

Sharing a trip photo of Gwen, David & Linda. They enjoyed this beautiful place!

Tammy Breeden

February 14, 2019

A lot of very fond childhood memories of Gwen & Lacey! I never thought of them as step- grandparents, they loved me like everyone else and I loved them both like my own as well! Gwen was so special as she also spent my middle school days with me at Montevideo and the weekends were slumber parties sometimes with Karen Bennington! Those were the days :) Mom took care of Gwen before she got sick and i'm attaching a photo of the two of them with my sister as it's the most recent and best one that I have that shows her wonderful smile! You will be missed Gwen ❤