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MALTA- Howard Long, 85, of Malta passed away June 15. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church, Friday June 23 at 11 am followed by interment at Malta Cemetery. Coffee, tea & snacks at St. Mary's will be provided. Condolences for the family may be left at

    Howard was born February 27, 1932 at Big Beaver, Saskatchewan, Canada to Bruce & Dorthia (Lutz) Long and attended school at Red Stone Grade school. He married Delores Vancuren on February 26th, 1953, at Big Beaver, Saskatchewan and made their home in Red Stone, MT. They later moved to Wolf Point, Helena & eventually settled in Malta. While in Wolf Point Howard was a member of the Knights of Columbus as well as the Elks Club.

    Throughout Howards life he worked the railroad, construction and was a lineman for MDU Power for 20 years. He had 10 beloved grandkids followed by 17 great grandchildren, all of whom would brighten his mood & bring a smile to his face when entering the room. Howard found joy in watching horse races, playing whist and socializing. He was very much a people person and could spark a conversation with any random person he encountered.

    Survivors include: Howards wife Delores, Daughter Marion (Joe) Peigneux of Malta, Son Jeffrey (Elaine) Long of Wolf Point, son Wesley Long of Helena, Brothers Gene of Helena & Bernard of Wolf Point, and sisters Marion Holman of Malta & Donelda Peterson of Denver, Co.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Sharon Rowe, brothers Wesley & Leonard, and his sister Helen.

Guest Book

From: Brent Lytle and Shawna Mackin

Our deepest condolences to the Long family. Howard was a great friend and neighbor. He will be truly missed.

From: Todd Long

Rest now, Uncle Howard, In the arms of our most loving god... I will miss you.

From: Sandy Long Benson

Aunt Delores, Marion, Jeff and Wes,

I am truly sorry for your loss of Uncle Howard, he was a great man and loved you all. I am praying God will give you his comfort and peace right now. I love you all. Hugs!

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