Alice Jean Long, 93, of Danville, left us on May 15, 2018.
She was born Alice Jean Young in Dallas, Texas. She had a full and amazing life. As a youngster, she began playing violin before she was 6 years old. A few years later, she was a first-chair violinist with the Oak Cliff Symphony Orchestra. Her talent was amazing!
She graduated from Adamson High School in Dallas and went on to graduate from a two-year college at North Texas Agricultural College (now the University of Texas at Arlington) as a music major. She was offered several scholarships to pursue her music education, but things changed. In 1944, she met a young man from Danville, Pa., who asked her to dance at a USO dance in Dallas, Texas. Bill Long pursued her relentlessly, and after he processed out of the military, made his way to Dallas to marry her in 1946.
For the next 35 years, she pursued work in the banking industry, starting as a secretary, and ending her career at the age of 60 as a vice president of First National Bank in Arlington, Texas. Following her retirement, she and Bill (who she affectionately called "Willy") returned to his home town. Bill passed away in 2004 in Danville. They were married for 58 years. She stayed in Danville.
Alice is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Rob Wright; three grandchildren, Jason (Kristy), Buddy (Kimmy), and Kelly (Caroline); and four great-grandchildren, Nikole, Aiden, Lauren and Lily, all in Texas; as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Danville.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Brady Funeral Home, 448 Church St. (formerly 320), Danville. There will be no viewing or visitation.
Interment will follow in Straub's (St. Paul's) Lutheran Cemetery, Danville.
The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in the name of Bill and Alice Long to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 199300, Dallas, TX 75219-9842.
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Published on May 17, 2018