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Hillside Funeral Home West

2929 West 13th Street North, Wichita, KS

OBITUARY

Fred G. Longoria

September 2, 1927April 23, 2020

Fred G. Longoria, age 92, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Fred was born September 2, 1927, in Raymondville, Texas, the son of Federico and Victoria (Garcia) Longoria.

In 1952, Fred married Gloria Gaitan, in Omaha, NE. Gloria passed away July 28, 1975. On September 14, 1979, he married Ella Mae Hebert in Del City, OK.

Fred proudly served in the United States Air Force for 23 years, achieving the rank of Technical Sergeant before his retirement in 1968. Fred taught hand-to-hand combat to enlisted personnel and General Officers, including General Curtis LeMay. He also led the Judo demonstration team on trips to Tokyo and around the world, achieving the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt. Following his military service, Fred managed the Wurtsmith AFB Commissary in Oscoda, MI and transferred to Tinker AFB Commissary in Oklahoma City, OK, where he retired in 1983. In 2000, Fred and Ella moved to Wichita.

After retirement, Fred and Ella enjoyed traveling and visiting family. Fred enjoyed dancing, playing cards, watching Westerns, boxing, and baseball. He loved cooking BBQ fajitas and above all spending time with his family.

Survivors include: his wife, Ella Longoria; children, Lynn and husband, Jim Dufresne, Victoria and husband, Duane Kunkel, Carol Fasbender, Natalie Longoria, Leslie and husband, Ric Coder, Fred Longoria, Jody and wife, Beverly Coker, Alana Coker, Lenny and wife, Linda Coker, Valerie Coker, Kevin Coker; 24 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; brothers, Abbe and wife, Elizabeth Longoria, Joe and wife, Selena Longoria, Reuben Longoria.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gloria Gaitan Longoria; sisters, Mary Ann, Esther, Evangeline; brother, Ernesto; son-in-law, Jerry Fasbender; and granddaughter, Lauren Tolbert.

Private family inurnment will take place on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at Resthaven Garden of Memory, Wichita.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 1820 East Douglas, Wichita, KS 67214.

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Valerie Alday/Newman

April 27, 2020

Dearest Mr. Longoria,
With so much love, happy remembrances of times spent with the Longoria children and you and Mrs.Longoria. Yours was such a happy and fun home that I treasured visiting. Everyone had such unique qualities /personalities wrapped with soooo much love. I will miss you yet know you are in a very happy place with lots of love, dancing and merriment. My condolences to your sweet wife Ella, Vicky, Carol, Leslie ,Fred and all grandchildren, friends /loved ones.

Much love,
Valerie Alday/Newman

Dori Dufresne

April 27, 2020

I love to think of you dancing in heaven! I’m so grateful to have met you and I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of your family. Rest In Peace, Grandpa Fred. 💕

Amy Peirce

April 27, 2020

Carol & Family - we were so saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. What a man he was and what a legacy he has left behind. May you find comfort and peace during these difficult times. God bless you all!
Amy & Mike Peirce

Veronica Ferguson

April 24, 2020

What do I say ... can not believe you are in a higher place ... thanks for the awesome memories especially of you and daddy laughing drinking and oh your smile 😃 gotta L🧡VE that Longoria smile 😃 I’m
so saddened that we will not be able to be with your Family when they say the final “see ya later” just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as well as you’re beautiful 😍 family ... Uncle Freddie I miss you so much already ... until we meet again 💙😇 keep mommy daddy and my Freddie laughing.... L💙VE You ALWAYS

Dennis & Joyce Frideres

April 24, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to you Vicki and Duane, and all your family. Never easy losing a loved one. He will be missed. Hugs and Prayers.

Blanca Longoria

April 24, 2020

I will miss your smile and laugh. I cherish the memories of you and dad joking around and getting in trouble by the wives. You will live on in our happiest memories. Rest In Peace.

Courtney Halliday-Wise

April 24, 2020

Uncle Fred you will be greatly missed, your smile was contagious and I am blessed to have known you. Sending our prayers and love to everyone.

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