Gilbert Long

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Gilbert D. Long, 77, of Payson, died Aug. 10, 2002. He was born June 18, 1925, in Jeannette, Pa.

Mr. Long moved to Payson four years ago after living in Mesa for 37 years and retired from the City of Mesa. He received two purple hearts while serving in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Long of Payson; daughter, Daena Anderson and husband, Chris, of Canton, Mich.; son, David Long of Payson; three grandchildren, Shane, Chase and Devann Anderson.

Military graveside services were held at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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