Raymond Long Obituary, Death – On August 18, 2023, Raymond Long went suddenly in a manner that was unexpected. He is the son of Elbina Rowe and L.J. Long and was born on March 3, 1956 in Columbia, South Carolina. His parents’ names are L.J. Long and Elbina Rowe. His dedication to a cause larger than himself was evidenced by the fact that he served in the military. Ray served his country honorably in the United States Air Force, and it was during his time there that he met the woman who would become his loving wife, Cara. They discovered that they both had a passion for powerlifting.
The wedding between Cara and Ray took place on November 7th, 1986 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They moved to Hill Air Force Base in 1988, which is also the year that Ray resigned from the Air Force after having served for a total of 20 years. Ray is a powerlifter with a national and worldwide ranking because he has exhibited discipline and commitment in his pursuit of his goals. In addition to this, he had a passionate passion for sports, and during his life he officiated a wide variety of competitions in this arena.
In every facet of his life, Ray had a goal-oriented and motivated mentality. In only one year and eighteen months, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Weber State University. Subsequently, he went on to earn his Master of Arts degree from Utah State University. After Ray’s time in the military came to an end, he decided to pursue a career in education. He first worked as a teacher at Roy High School, and then went on to become the principal at Fremont High School, Bonneville High School, and Wahlquist Jr. High. In addition to that, he served as the defensive coordinator for the football teams at Morgan High School and Roy High School.
His dedication to the classroom, both as a teacher and a coach, earned him the position of Director of Career and Technical Education for the Weber School District. He has an impressive 23 years of experience working in the field of education. Ray’s life was a demonstration of the transformational power of education, and his unflinching dedication to molding the lives of an endless number of pupils was an inspiration to all who knew him. The Huntsman honor for success in Education, which Ray received in 2011, is one of the achievements of which he is most proud.
This honor is a tribute to the great leadership characteristics that Ray possesses as well as his unshakable devotion to educational success. Ray’s optimistic and upbeat demeanor was one of the most notable aspects of his character. He exuded joy and laughter all the time and had a personality that was contagious; as a result, he was one of the most delightful individuals to be around. Ray’s excitement had an impact on the lives of everyone he met, whether it was in the classroom or on the sidelines of a sporting event.
Ray found happiness in a wide variety of hobbies and interests outside of the realm of his professional efforts. He adored the great outdoors and anything that had to do with it. They went on several experiences together, such as hiking, camping, fishing, mountain biking, and skiing, with his family there by his side the whole while. Survived by his devoted wife Cara, his treasured children RaeMonique Long, Caray Long (Chris Carpenter), Simone (Chase) White, and Sean (Whitney) Long, as well as their eight grandchildren: Trey, Zion, Irie, and Izzy White; Jayce Brown, Angel, Janya, and Kalee Bray.
In addition, he is survived by his Mother-in-law Carol Starzl, his siblings Larry Long (and his wife Sandra), James Long (and his wife JoAnn), and Rosemary Glenn, his brothers-in-law Robert Johnson and Terry Starzl (and his wife Teddy), as well as his nieces and nephews James Rowe (and his wife Teresa), and Rosemary Glenn. Along with a great number of other people they loved, Janet Rowe, Christina (Lucas) da Silva, Joseph (Julia) Starzl, and TJ (Becca) Starzl passed away. cousins, both nieces and nephews