Elaine (Garnand) Longmore

Born: Fri., Jul. 19, 1929
Died: Sun., Apr. 17, 2016


10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Sat., Apr. 23, 2016
Location: Donald B Thompson Funeral Home

Graveside Service

12:00 PM Sat., Apr. 23, 2016
Location: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

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Elaine Garnand Longmore, known to all who loved her as “Sally,” died at Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, Maryland, on April 17. She was 86 years old.

Born July 19, 1929, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Frederick County, Maryland, and later, District of Colombia trolley driver Roy Cyrus Garnand and his wife Lillian Madison Peyton. Four older siblings predeceased Mrs. Longmore: Florence Lombardo, Roy P. Garnand, Zelda Dekom, and Joyce Manzanita.

Mrs. Longmore worked for Bell Telephone Company before her marriage and for the Fairfax County, Virginia, Public School System. She met her husband, James Arthur Longmore, at a New Year’s Eve celebration in 1951. They wed at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia, on May 2, 1952. Afterward, they lived in Silver Spring, Maryland, where their first child, Jane Ann, now a journalist who lives in Myersville, was born. They moved in 1965 to Annandale, Virginia, where their second child, June Alice, now a jeweler, of Hagerstown, was born. Later, they took into their hearts an honorary son, Steven Parke, who is an artist and photographer in Baltimore, and daughter, Kathryn Parke, a psychotherapist, also of that city.

For the last decade, Mrs. Longmore and her husband lived a happy retired life in Hagerstown, amidst the mountains and valleys that they loved.

Mrs. Longmore is survived by her husband of nearly 64 years, her four children and honorary children; her son-in-law Mark C. Etheridge, councilman of Myersville; and three grandchildren—Nicholas Etheridge of Shepherdstown, West Virginia; Emily Etheridge of Myersville; and Duncan Parke of Baltimore. She is also survived by extended family members Teresa Anderson and Marlene Morris, of Myersville, and numerous friends, both young and old, who will remember her with love.

The family will receive friends at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home in Middletown, Maryland, on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This will be immediately followed by a graveside service at 12 p.m. at the cemetery of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Myersville.

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