Robert Jackson Long
Oct 7, 1926 - Dec 10, 2012
LONG, Robert Jackson
Robert Jackson Long, 86, a native and former Sacramento, CA resident, died
peacefully at his residence in Medford, Oregon, Dec 10, 2012. Robert (Bob) lived
his last sixteen months in Medford, close to his daughter’s family.
Bob will be interred with his beloved wife Loraine, 11am, March 26, 2013, East
Lawn Memorial Park, 4300 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento. Family and friends are
invited to attend a gravesite service. Loraine was a two time cancer survivor and
in lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to the American Cancer
Bob was born Oct 7, 1926, to Joseph and Lorel Long, at Jones Ranch, Placerville,
CA. Bob was preceded in his death by his loving wife of 57 years, Loraine
Preston Long (2004). Bob is survived by his children, Charlette Krumm (Dick)
and Phillip Long (Valerie); grandchildren Fred Krumm (Wendy), Shelly Long
Kramer (Matt), Cynthia Krumm Pickering (Ryan), Adam Krumm (Mandy), and
Carl Long; and great-grandchildren , Alexann (deceased) and Tanna Krumm,
Preston & Owen Pickering, Cameron and Zoey Krumm, and Brooklynne Kramer.
He is survived by his sister Lorel Long Atkinson (Ed) and sister-in-laws Martha
Preston Goodnow (Lewis) and Marjorie Fey Lemen Moe. Preceding his death
was brother Phillip Long, half-brother Sherman Lemen (Marjorie), half-sisters
Winifred Lemen Glacken (Richard) and Gaynl Lemen Silver (Raymond).
9/27/2020 Robert LONG – Obituary
Bob lived most of his life in Sacramento. He attended Kit Carson Jr. High and
Sacramento High schools. He met Loraine, his late beloved wife, at age thirteen,
a few blocks from his home. Bob joined the United States Navy in 1943, at age
sixteen, serving three years in the South Pacific during WWII. As a Reservist in
the United States Air Force, he served eighteen months of active duty at George
AFB, Victorville, CA, during the Korean War. It was at George AFB, he met his
best friend, Ken Cramer.
As a young man, Bob was a Sacramento City Fire Fighter for eleven years. Three
of those years, he served as a driver and confidant for distinguished Sacramento
Fire Chief Florantine Stacy, until the Chief’s retirement in 1962. Bob found his
career love working in the Recreational Vehicle business. In the early 1970’s, Bob
was the General Manger of Valley Trailer Sales. During this time, it was the
number one RV Dealership in California. He later co-owned several other local
RV businesses; Alta Sierra, Cost Plus Trailer Sales, and B&L Trailer Sales.
Bob was an active Golfer and Bowler. His first of twenty-one aces came at
Haggin Oaks, at the age of 33, two years after he played his first round. His last
thirteen Hole-in-Ones were at Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course, where he was
nicknamed ‘Birdie Bob’. He was introduced to bowling as a young man setting
pins. In the early 1960’s, Bob was one of Sacramento’s best bowlers. During his
bowling career, he had eleven witnessed 300 games. Bob’s brother-in-law, the late
Charles Preston, is a member of the Sacramento Bowling Hall of Fame. Bob was
a strong, compassionate, loving man with a big heart of gold.