Dr. David Richard Long
Dave was born in Provo, Utah, on Nov. 21, 1955, to Joyce Maxfield and Richard Crowther Long. He attended school at Orem High, where he participated in band and varsity football. His football career continued on to his college career at Snow College. Dave put his college career aside to serve an honorable mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the San Diego California Mission. After his mission, he continued his education at Weber State, BYU and UVCC, getting all the required pre-med classes for chiropractic college.
Dave then pursued his career in chiropractic medicine and attended LACC in Orange County, Calif. There he was introduced to the love of his life, Diane Harding, and they were soon sealed for time and all eternity in the Logan, Utah Temple on Dec. 19, 1987. After graduating with his degree of Doctor of Chiropractic, Dave and Diane moved to Twin Falls, Idaho, with their young family. Dave lived here for the rest of his life and was very involved within the community that he loved. Dave and Diane opened their home to any and everyone. They were boosters for CSI and hosted close to 90 students through the years. They were named “Booster Parents of the Year” in 2011. He loved this community. He willingly donated his time and skills to the rodeos in the area. He enjoyed working with the athletes around the community, serving his amazing patients every day — he loved his patients. He faithfully served in the church as a bishopric member with Bishop Mike Traveller, Murray Clark and Monte Crandall. Most of all, he loved serving his family. He was a devoted husband and father and no one ever questioned his love for his family. Some knew him as “Daddy Dave” and some knew him as “Dr. Long,” but everyone that knew him knew that he was a great man. He will truly be missed.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Harding Long; his sons, Trevor, Tyler and Tyson; and his two little girls, Tiffanie and Taylor. He is also survived by his parents, Richard and Joyce Long of Orem, Utah; as well as his brothers and sisters, Bob (Gail) Long of Alpine, Utah, Ken (Cathrie) Long of Tallahassee, Fla.; Kathy (Jim) Burgess of Westpoint, Utah, James (Jolie) Long of Henderson, Nev., and Lisa Ann (Jason) Almberg of Lehi, Utah. He was preceded in death by a younger brother, Glen Long.
A funeral service for Dave will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at the Twin Falls LDS Stake Center (next to the LDS temple), 2085 South Temple Drive in Twin Falls, with Bishop Mike Traveller conducting. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 18, at White Mortuary, Chapel by the Park, 136 Fourth Ave. E. in Twin Falls, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to the Dave Long Memorial Fund set up for his children’s education at First Federal Bank. Contributions may be dropped off at any First Federal Bank branch or given to funeral chapel staff or mailed to White Mortuary, 136 Fourth Ave. East, Twin Falls, ID 83301.
The family wishes to thank all of the people at St Luke’s Magic Valley and St. Luke’s Boise hospital in the emergency department and the ICU.