|Birth: ||Mar. 24, 1914|
|Death: ||Oct. 9, 2007|
Son of: John Marion & Eliza Jane Longley
H/O Paula Longley
2 sons: Dr. Karl Longley & John R. Longley, Jr.
5 siblings, survived by brother: Herbert Longley
4 grandchildren: Eleanor-Jane Hampton; Ruthie Alekseyev; Paularae LeBaron; Capt. John R. Longley III
Ray attended Porterville High School and Porterville College. During the Great Depression, Ray's work included working for the McComber Pack Station near Quaking Aspens, where he packed tourists on horses into the backcountry, an experience that instilled in Ray a life-long love of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. When the U.S. entered World War II, Ray answered our nation's call and was commissioned in 1942 as an officer in the Army Air Corps. During his time-in-service, Ray attended Officer Candidate School at Miami Beach, Florida and was stationed in Victorville, California. While a Captain, Ray was sent to Guam and Okinawa.
When the War ended, Ray returned to the Valley and farmed cotton and plum-prunes, raised registered short-horn cattle, and operated his own dairy. Also, Ray taught in the agriculture department at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia. While in his 30's, Ray was elected to the Joint Porterville High School and Junior College Board (now Porterville Community College). While on the Board, Ray was instrumental in moving the college from the Porterville High School Campus to a campus of its own.
Photo: 1st. Lt. John R. Longley, Sr. in 1942...WW II (at desk, with pipe), pic with him and his wife, Paula and one with his young son, Karl. Photo of John R. Longley, Jr. and wife, Theresa.
Created by: Betty C. Richardson
Record added: Oct 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22187080
Gpa,Another year. Took the boys to the cabin this year. They loved it. You're still in my thoughts.Love,JIII|
John Longley III
Added: Oct. 20, 2012
Four years have gone by, but I still think about you often Grandpa. Yesterday I watched a 49er game - they finally look good again. I miss talking to you about the Niners and receiving Niner clippings in the mail. Time flys, but I'll always keep thinki...(Read more)|
John Longley III
Added: Oct. 10, 2011
Lest we forget|
Added: Oct. 16, 2007
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