Ann Marie Long, 61, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, due to ovarian cancer.
She was born in Troy, Ohio, to William and Roselyn Barnhart. She was married to Larry G. Long on June 14, 1980, and they recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
Ann loved her children, grandchildren and sports. Her hands were rarely still. She enjoyed coaching her daughter’s softball team and cheerleader squad. She also took pleasure in fixing meals and doing things for both her children and grandchildren. There was rarely a sporting event she would miss as she enjoyed watching her granddaughters play fast pitch softball.
Ann was also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and always rooted for her team on Sundays. She especially cherished her Steelers pennant signed by Franco Harris with her favorite player, Rocky Bleier.
One of her favorite joys was to pick up the grandchildren after school, take them back to the house, and then care for them until they were picked up by their parents.
Ann graduated from Toledo University with a degree in nursing and worked as a Registered Nurse until becoming a full-time homemaker. She always had a kind word and a smile for all she met.
Her life was a living example of the Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32 — “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”
Ann is survived by her husband Larry, and their children Daniel (Christina) Long, Nicole Turner, Joseph (Isaac) Garcia-Long. Also surviving her are siblings Dave (Valerie) Barnhart, Karen Phillis and Mark (Margie) Barnhart, her grandchildren, Annicia Turner, Samantha Long, Haley Lasher, Jacob Liberatore, Vanessa Long and Jaxson Turner. All of these, she loved and touched deeply.
Ann will be laid to rest privately at Hillside Memorial Park in Redlands. The family invites friends and family to view the service via Bobbitt Memorial Chapel’s Facebook page at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Direct Relief, 6100 Wallace Becknell Road, Santa Barbara, CA or Family Service Association of Redlands, 612 Lawton St., Redlands.
To leave a condolence on Ann’s Memorial Page, please visit bobbittchapel.com.