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Carey Dane Long

November 10, 1949 — September 27, 2013

Carey Dane Long
Nov. 10, 1949 - Sept. 27, 2013

Carey was born on November 10, 1949 in Wasco, California to Victor and Josephine Long. He was the eldest of four siblings, Pam, David, and Sandy. Carey graduated from Wasco High in 1967 and married the love of his life, Susan G. Del Rio, in 1969. The two of them remained happily married until his passing. They raised two children together, Brandon and Tracee.

Carey’s two favorite hobbies were flying and fishing. Most recently he completed his first sky dive in Taft, flew in a glider plane over the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, and logged several hours in a Blackhawk helicopter simulator on Wheeler Army Airfield. Last summer Carey made one last hike down into the Forks of the Kern, to camp and fish with his son, grandsons, and friend Dinger Yates.

Above all else, Carey will be remembered as a man of great morals and a selfless character. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ, and loved his family with all of his heart. Carey was the type of man that returned $509 dollars he found alongside the rode on the eve of the birth of his first child. He was always in the right place at the right time to help someone in need, and was happiest when he was around his family. Carey was the type of grandpa that was “hands on”, and he never let a learning opportunity pass him by. He loved to see his grandchildren smile. They will remember him for his practical jokes, pranks, and funny “raps”. They will also remember him as always having a camera around his neck. We will forever cherish all the photos he took.

Carey passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. Carey was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Josephine Long. He is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Susan Long, son Brandon Long and wife Melissa, daughter Tracee Morales and husband Joel; grandchildren Logan, Jadon, Kylee, and Kohen; and siblings Pam Lansing, David Long, and Sandy DeShields.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to either the USO at or The Wounded Warrior Project at in Carey’s name.

The family would like to sincerely thank Hoffman Hospice for their loving care and support. Denise, Diana, Christina, and Mona were made a lastly impact on our lives and truly made an extremely difficult time a little easier.

Visitation will be Wednesday Oct. 02, 2013 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Kern River Family Chapel, 1900 North Chester Ave. Bakersfield, CA.

Graveside Service is scheduled for 11:00AM Thursday Oct. 03, 2013 at Shafter Memorial Park 18662 Santa Fe Way Shafter, CA.

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