OBITUARY

Darren R. Long

September 2, 1964May 6, 2019

Darren Robert Long, 54, of Yakima passed unexpectedly on May 6, 2019 following a brief illness. Darren was born in Yakima on September 2, 1964 to Dave (Franklin) and Pat (Robbins) Long. He was raised in Yakima where he attended school and graduated from Eisenhower High in 1983 and later an associate degree from YVC. Darren started working early in life, spending summers as a farm hand on his uncle’s farm and then for his parents at their bar (Ole’s Place Tavern). Later, he and his brother, Randy, started D&R Amusement, an arcade and entertainment machines business. He later partnered with his father in operating Ole's and Michael's Sports Bar. At the time of his death, he was working as a cashier for Yakima County Solid Waste Landfill in Terrace Heights. Darren enjoyed following his boys' life activities, especially as a dedicated West Valley High School Marching Band (Go Rams!) and Columbians Drum & Bugle Corps parent volunteer. He enjoyed a good western or action movie, taking care of his horses and acreage, hanging out with his boys and, when he could get away, a Wild Horse Casino poker tournament. Darren is survived by his wife, Mayling and their two sons, Jarrett (15) and Jackson (13). He is also survived by his older siblings, Randy Long (Linda) and Danette Long, his wife’s siblings, Jeanne Okubo (Robin), Julie Chin, Maylee Witham (Jeff), Anita Agee (Bill), and Ed Chin and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and aunts and uncles, and his stepmother Linda. Darren was preceded in death by his parents Dave and Pat and his in-laws Wayne and Ann Chin.

Services

24 May

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Keith & Keith Funeral Home

902 West Yakima Ave
Yakima, WA 98902

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JIM SHERRY

May 20, 2019

I knew Darren for a number of years when he operated Ole's and Michael's sports bar Darren had a sense of humor and a sense of people to the family I am sorry for your loss

Kevin Charlton

May 11, 2019

I met Darren when I started going to college. I spent a lot of time goofing around with him and Brian in our 20's. We got into a bit of trouble occasionally and he was always up for whatever we did. He will be missed. I am so sorry for the loss of such a great person.

Michelle Mayer

May 10, 2019

Darren had a wonderful sense of humor and a keen sense of people, places and things. He would often share his insights and I immediately paid attention because his perspectives differed from mine but were even more accurately detailed and often humerous. He was a unique person and I am a better person for having the privilege of knowing him. I am sad to hear he is gone and express my deepest sympathies to his family, friends and his community as a whole. Darren you will be greatly missed, RIP my friend.

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