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Agnes C. Long

January 28, 1932 — June 13, 2024

Livingston

Agnes Cecilia Long, 92, of Livingston, died at Caslen Living Center early Thursday morning, June 13th.

 Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 18th at Franzen- Davis Funeral Home, 118 N. 3rd St. in Livingston and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with vigil following at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Garrett Nelson officiating. Graveside committal and burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Following the graveside service, a reception will be held at St. Mary's School, hosted by members of the Catholic Daughters.

Agnes was born January 28th, 1932 in Pasco, Washington, the daughter of French immigrants Joseph T. and Georgina M. (Eyraud) Blanc. She was raised on the family farm in Walla Walla, WA along with her eight siblings and was a constant sidekick to her five older brothers. After graduating from St. Patrick’s High School, Agnes later attended the Holy Names College and Gonzaga University as a nursing student. During her time at Gonzaga, she met the love of her life, John Edward Long. Following a whirlwind, six-month long-distance courtship between Washington and Montana, the couple married on January 3, 1953 in St. Patrick’s Church in Walla Walla. Agnes and John moved to Park County and started their family at their ranch on Mill Creek. In 1962, the young family lived in Washington and Oregon while John attended graduate school and the University of Oregon School of Dentistry. While in Portland, Agnes, who by this time was the mother of five children, managed to juggle motherhood while working part time as a model for local department stores. In 1966, the family moved back to Livingston and Agnes, always the dedicated housewife and mother, continued to raise their children while John ranched and worked construction. Upon the graduation of their youngest child in 1983, Agnes and John purchased the Vogue Shop, a women’s clothing store, where Agnes continued to operate the iconic downtown business for the next thirty-three years, until her retirement in 2016.

Agnes was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters, and PEO chapter AP. While Agnes was the consummate hostess among their circle of friends and in various organizations, her true passion were the simple pleasures derived from being a loving mother, grandmother, and housewife. Baking, knitting and gardening provided a quiet solace. Sharing the fruits of her labor with family and friends provided fulfillment. Serving up a freshly baked pie brought pleasure. Whether tastefully dressed while running a successful business or quietly digging in her flower gardens in her worn-out sneakers, Agnes always exuded a natural elegance that comes from contentment.

Agnes’ survivors include her five children, John J. (Rachel) Long of Clyde Park, Jody Albrecht of Livingston, Mary (Mark) Miller of Harlowton, Berna (Jack) Nardella of Livingston, and Matt (Kristin) Long, of Livingston; sisters Elizabeth Howard and Virginia Campbell; thirteen grandchildren, John Gordon, Georgina, Christina, Shawn, Shane, Kristin, Michael, Kelsey, Sarah, Shanna, Brittany, Reagan and Andrew; nineteen great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents and six siblings, Agnes was preceded in death by her husband John E. Long, grandson Shad Albrecht, and great-grandson Ford Melin.

Agnes will be greatly missed by her family, loved ones and friends. But just as her gardens produced a bounty of beautiful flowers, so has her life produced a bounty of beautiful memories.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Mountain time)

Franzen-Davis Funeral Home, Crematory and Monument Company

118 N. 3rd Street, Livingston, MT 59047

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Visitation

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Vigil

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Starts at 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

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Interment

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

11:00 - 11:30 am (Mountain time)

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Reception

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Starts at 11:45 am (Mountain time)

St Mary's Parochial School

511 S F St, Livingston, MT 59047

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