Esther Long died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, following a lengthy illness. She was the widow of Joseph M. Long.
Esther was born Nov. 12, 1915, to Walter and Martha Evans of Greaterville, Ariz. She came to Kingman from Flagstaff in 1934 to work for her uncle, Merlyn O. Ream, at the Mohave County Miner. There she met Joe Long and they were married in 1936. She was the first photoengraver for the newspaper and in later years worked as a part-time bookkeeper for Elmer Graves, and Jerry and Joyce Hodges.
Esther was active in the Order of Eastern Star for many years and was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church. She also did volunteer work for the Mohave Museum and the hospital Pink Ladies. She was an avid card player and was well known for her homemade candy.
She is survived by four daughters, Martha Gisel, Linda Terrin, Mary (Gerry) Jones and Theresa (Jim) Braffet; three grandchildren, Casey (Molly) Braffet, Kelly (Owen) Braffet-King, and Christian Jones.
At Esther's request, there will be no service. Memorial donations may be made to the Mohave Museum of History and Arts, 400 West Beale St., Kingman, AZ 86401, or to a charity of your choice.