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Dorothy Ann Long

November 7, 1931 — December 19, 2022

Kaufman

Dorothy Ann Long

Dorothy Ann Long, 91, of Kaufman, Texas, passed away on December 19, 2022.  Dorothy was born on November 7, 1931, to Tom and Willie Mae Borders of Waxahachie, Texas.  In 1936, the late Tom Borders, owner and operator of the Texaco distributorship, moved his family to Kaufman, Texas, where Dorothy grew up and graduated from Kaufman High School in 1949, as Salutatorian.  Dorothy attended Southern Methodist University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Education in 1953. She served as a classroom teacher immediately following college and later as a substitute teacher.  In 1953, Dorothy married her high school sweetheart, George Robert Long.   They were blessed with two children, George Robert Long, Jr. (Bob) and Linda, and were together for a loving 38 years before George passed away in 1992. 

Dorothy was an avid reader who loved traveling.  She enjoyed entertaining friends and family, especially during the holidays.  She loved traditions, and her home and yard were always extravagantly decorated for all holidays.

Dorothy devoted her life to being a homemaker and “stay at home” mom.  Her motherly dedication benefited not only her children but also extended to other children living in the neighborhood, especially Mary Jane Hamner Samuelson who, after having lost her mother at a very young age, credits Dorothy as being her mom even today. 

After her children were grown and married, Dorothy, affectionately known as “Nonnie,” enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, who took turns spending the night with her.  During sleepovers, Nonnie made sure that each grandchild had their favorite meal for dinner and for breakfast the next morning.  Nonnie attended numerous school and athletic events, many times driving the grandchildren to and from practices and games, just as she had done years earlier with her own children.  

Dorothy took great pride in the accomplishments of both her children and grandchildren.  She was especially pleased that both her daughter and granddaughter chose her alma mater, SMU, to further their education.  Since SMU was close, Nonnie especially delighted in driving to SMU to treat her granddaughter, Sarah, along with some of her friends, to lunch occasionally.  As Nonnie grew older and well into her eighties, she continued to share in the activities of her grandchildren by traveling long distances. She watched her youngest grandson play baseball at the college and professional levels including two trips to Omaha, Nebraska for the College World Series.  Her most recent and perhaps most treasured excursion involved traveling to Lubbock to see her oldest grandson receive his Doctorate Degree in physical therapy from Texas Tech University.   “Nonnie” undeniably leaves a distinguished legacy as a devoted mother and grandmother. She holds a special place in the hearts of her family and all who knew her well.  

Dorothy was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church of Kaufman, Texas.  She also served many years as a member of the Garden Club and Bridge Club. In the latter years of her life, she enjoyed playing bingo. 

Dorothy was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. Her parents, Tom and Willie Mae Borders, husband George Long, Sr., grandson George Robert Long, III, sister Linda Borders, brother and sister-in-law, Thomas William Borders, Jr., and Linda Louise Borders, preceded her in death. Brother-in-law and wife, Doug and Mary Long, also preceded her in death.  Those left to cherish her memory are children: George Robert Long, Jr. (Bob) and wife Sharon and Linda Long Taylor and husband John; grandchildren: Sarah Taylor Pederson and husband Trey, Nicholas Taylor, and Matthew Ryan Long; great grandchild Caroline Pederson, first cousin and special friend, Ann Bond, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. She will be missed dearly. 

A celebration of life will be held at Parker Ashworth Funeral Home, 2217 South Washington Street, Kaufman, Texas, on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at 2:00 P.M., followed by a graveside service at Wilson Chapel Cemetery, 8909 County Road 154, Kaufman, Texas. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, December 28, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., at Parker Ashworth Funeral Home. 

Pallbearers include Bob Long, John Taylor, Nick Taylor, Trey Pederson, Ryan Long, Nash Hulme, Jake Johnson, and Jimmy Reed. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Dorothy may be sent to the George Robert Long, III Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 128, Crandall, Texas 75114. 

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home

2217 S Washington St, Kaufman, TX 75142

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Funeral Service

Thursday, December 29, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home

2217 S Washington St, Kaufman, TX 75142

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Interment

Thursday, December 29, 2022

3:00 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Wilson Chapel Cemetery

Co Rd 154, Kaufman, TX 75142

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