Doris Arlene Longway passed away peacefully 11/18/16 at Manor Hill Assisted Living facility where she had resided for the past 2 and half years. She was born April 9, 1929 to George and Harriet (Joles) Longway in Brownville, NY. She graduated from Copenhagen Central School and Watertown School of Commerce. Initially her jobs were secretarial and book keeping. Later she drove school bus, owned and ran a motel and managed Longway's Diner. She also ran the home farm raising beef cattle. For several years she sold homemade bread and cinnamon rolls, hand churned butter and eggs from the farm.
She is survived by three daughters: Cindy Trautmann, Austin, Texas; Sherry (Glenn) Simpson Herdman, Angelica, NY; and Sharmaine (Rob) Moody, Alameda, California. She is also survived by two grandsons, Jeremy Trautmann and Jay Moody, step granddaughter Talia (Boris) VanDruff, and one great grandson. Other survivors include two sisters: Harriet Moulton, Charleston, South Carolina and Bettie Sprague, Watertown, NY. as well as many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She is also survived by dear friends including the Davidson family and near daughter, Janice Riley. She was predeceased by her parents, brothers Douglas, Leon, Leonard, Oliver, and Dennis; sisters Mildred Card and Regina Tanner. Her marriage to Ken Simpson ended in divorce.
She will be remembered as an extremely hard worker, for her love of animals, and for her knitting and needlepoint skills. She loved to travel and made several trips in the US ferrying parts for industries prior to Fedex and UPS. She fulfilled a lifelong dream when she traveled to Europe with daughter Sharmaine and was able to visit the Vatican.
A memorial service in Watertown will be held in the future. The family wishes to thank all caregivers and staff at Manor Hills for their dedication, patience, humor and love they have freely shared. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations to a local animal shelter, Manor Hills patient activity fund (4192B Bolivar Rd, Wellsville, NY 14895) or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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