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Carol Jean Haynes Long

May 26, 1924 – June 11, 2021

Carol Long obituary

Carol Long

Carol Jean Haynes Long, farm wife and lifelong native to the Colfax area, passed away Friday, June 11, at the Whitman Health & Rehabilitation Center in Colfax. She was 97.

A graveside service for Carol will be held Friday, June 18, at 3 p.m. at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pullman.

Carol was born May 26, 1924, in Moscow, Idaho, to Ted and Leola Frazier Haynes. She grew up spending time between Pullman and Moscow at a farm and she was 13 when her mother passed away, so she had to grow up pretty fast. Carol married S. Vann Long when she was 16 and they began farming near Union Center in 1942.

She raised three daughters on the farm where the family had room to grow and play. Lots of special times were spent in the meadows and along the creek down on the farm. She worked hard helping on the farm and often cooked meals for the farmhands. She was an excellent cook and her chicken and homemade noodles were always a hit. She did crafts and was a talented painter. She displayed or gave many of her paintings that often featured barn scenes or rural mountain settings to family and friends. She was an avid seamstress and sewed many of their own clothing oftentimes using patterns that she cut out of newsprint herself. They enjoyed spending time at their cabin on Priest Lake as well. After Vann retired from farming they moved into Colfax. He died a few years later and Carol couldn't wait to move back out to the farm. She lived there until moving into the Rehab Center in 2009 and has lived there since.

Carol is survived by two daughters, Arlene Shahan of Steptoe and Carol "Pepper" (Rick) Rogers of the L.C. Valley; her half-sister, Kathy Vance, in Illinois; five grandchildren, Scott (Jeannine) Burke, Steptoe, Damon (Traci) Burke, Steptoe, Shaun (Caroline) Hatfield and Ted Hatfield, both of L.C. Valley, and Carol (Steve) Evans of Colfax; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marlene Kay Hall, in 2001 and two grandsons, Robert Lee Burke, Jr. and Darren Hall. The family suggests memorial gifts in her memory be to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or a charity of choice. Online guest book is at http://www.bruningfuneralhome.com


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