Morley Wilson Longmore of Stillwater, Okla., died Sept. 1. He was 90.
His body will be cremated and buried at sea in the Pacific by the U.S. Navy. A memorial service will be held in late December in Stillwater, Okla., at the Palmer Marler Funeral Home.
Mr. Longmore was born Feb. 27, 1918, in San Diego to Elsie (Thompson) and Charles Longmore. He was raised in Chino Valley, Ariz., and graduated from Prescott High School. He married Alice Lundquist in 1942. He worked in potato processing plants in Idaho and Washington.
Mr. Longmore first served in the Navy in 1937. At the beginning of World War II, he volunteered again and served in the Pacific, earning a Bronze Star award for heroism. He volunteered again in 1952 and served during the Korean conflict. During his Navy service, he rose from the rank of seaman to lieutenant commander. He loved the Navy and his country.
He married Mildred Broaddus in 1972. He and Mildred started their own water pump and crane service business in Grass Valley. Mildred predeceased him in 1996. In 1998, he moved to Stillwater, Okla.
Mr. Longmore was a 32nd degree Mason, a life member of The Order of Eastern Star, and a 60 year member of the Elks. He had a great sense of humor and a big heart. He was an exemplary member of the “greatest generation” who worked hard all of his life and served his country with pride. Many were blessed by his generosity and his genuine interest in and love for people.
Mr. Longmore is survived by a sister, Leota Bell of Yucca Valley; son, Morley Longmore and wife Mary of Reno, Nev.; daughter, Nancy Horn and husband Jim of Stillwater, Okla.; stepdaughter, Brenda Isasi and husband Roy of Hendersonville, N.C.; granddaughter, Candice Longmore of Ione; grandsons Jason Horn and wife Jessica of Santa Rosa and Justin Horn and fiancee Anna Zeide of Madison, Wis., and great-grandson, Joshua Longmore of Ione.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and brothers Stanley and Elvin Longmore.
Memorial donations may be made to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, 875 N. Randolph Street, Suite 225, Arlington, VA, 22203 (www.nmcrs.org), or The Fisher House Foundation, Inc., 1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600, Rockville, MD, 20852 (www.fisherhouse.org).
Condolences may be sent at http://www.pmcfh.com.
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