Gale Elizabeth Long
Gale Long, age 75, passed away surrounded by her family on February 6, 2022.
Gale was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Elmer Bockelmann and Sylvia Bockelmann.
Preceded in death by her husband Michael Long; her parents; nephew, David Long.
Gale is survived by her children, Michelle (John) Tromblay, Nicole Long, Steven (Margaret) Long and Andrew (Brianne) Long; grandchildren, Gabrielle Long, Olivia Long, Claire Long, Kirsten Tromblay, Lillian Long, Liam Long, Austin Spears, Chance Spears and Seth Spears; brother Glen Bockelmann; sister-in-law Phyllis Kaiser.
At just 19, Gale met and married Michael, the man who would be her husband and partner for the next 53 years. They had 4 children together and those kids were the most important thing in her life. That is…until she had grandchildren.
Gale always found it easier to take care of others than she did to take care of herself. For years, she worked for Hamilton County caring for adults with severe disabilities. She found great satisfaction in that work and made friends who would last her lifetime. Indeed, to be Gale’s friend at all was to be her friend for life.
Friends and family meant everything to Gale. And so it is with great sadness that all those family and friends now bid her farewell.
Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105
Memorial visitation will be held at Arlington Memorial Garden’s lakeside mausoleum on February 16, 2022 at 1:00 PM with services to follow at 2:00 PM.