Terry Long

Terry Evan Long

1945 - 2023

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Terry Evan Long, March 29, 1945 – June 5, 2023, age 78, Payette, Idaho, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his beloved wife and children.

Terry was born in Strong City, Kansas, to John Norman Long and Alice Jean Long. Terry grew up in various places in his life but eventually settled in Payette, Idaho.

In May 1965, Terry married his first wife. In 1966 Terry joined the U.S. Army. Terry served in Vietnam, where he was a heavy equipment operator. In 1969, Terry “Honorably” left the U.S. Army and returned to Payette.

In 1971, Terry moved his family to Horseshoe Bend, Idaho and started working for Boise Cascade where he was employed for 27 years. After 27 years, the Boise Cascade Mill shut down. In 1998 – 2012, Terry was hired on and worked 14 years for the U.S. Post office.

It was during Terry’s first marriage that his children, daughter Dawn Lynn Long, son’s Norman Evan Long (Spouse Tsuneko) and Bobby Allen Long (Spouse Jessica) were born and raised.

In 1991, Terry moved back to Payette and met his loving wife and life companion Cynthia. On June 13, 1992, Terry and Cynthia got married surrounded by friends and family. With the marriage Terry increased his family with the addition of three more daughters, Tina Marie, Kathy Ann and Denice Shawn (Spouse Justin).

Terry and Cynthia embarked on a life journey which produced lots of memories and adventures.  Building a life together they bought their home in Payette where they continue to live.

Terry loved umpiring softball games when he lived in Horseshoe Bend. He played Santa Clause for many years at the annual Horseshoe Bend School Christmas Show. He loved attending sporting events in which his kids and grandkids were participating in! Terry loved playing pool, playing cribbage and telling wild, outrageous stories about his fishing escapades! He loved going to Church, serving his Lord and Savior, and being around his extended family!

Terry is preceded in death by his dad, his mom, his brother Wayne, his sister Dixie, and his grandson Tyler Jordan.

Terry is survived by his loving and ever caring wife Cynthia of 31 years. He is also survived by his son’s Norman and Bobby. His daughter’s Dawn, Tina, Kathy, and Denice. Grandchildren Audri, Nikki (Spouse Evan), Kelsi, Henry, Kearaney, Zackary, Hanna, and Devon. Great grandchildren Kyler, Gabriel, Corbin, Everett, Dixie, Oliver and Isla.

The family has decided to not have a memorial service.


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