Services set for Dorn Long, 68 |

Services set for Dorn Long, 68

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FRISCO – Memorial services will be held March 8 for Dorn Louise Williams Long, who died March 4 after a battle with cancer. She was 68.

Long was born in Chicago in 1935, and moved to Crete, Ill., where she attended elementary school. She graduated from North Texas State University cum laude in 1957. Long worked in physical therapy, training at Baylor University. She was named outstanding physical therapist of the year in the state of Texas in 1966.

She continued at Baylor until 1974, when she was named outstanding professor of the year in 1974. Then she moved to Plano, Texas, and worked as an associate professor at Texas Woman’s University until her retirement in 2000.

Long became involved in volunteer work in Summit County after moving here, organizing projects for the Summit County Seniors and working as a liaison to the Summit County Chamber of Commerce.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society, the Garden Club, book clubs and a movie group. She also participated in bridge, biking, kayaking, golf and skiing.

People say they will remember her for her zest for life – and baseball – her enthusiasm for getting things done and her organizational skills.

Services will be held at

4 p.m. March 9 at the Summit County Community and Senior Center near Frisco.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Bristlecone Health Care Service and Hospice, P.O. Box 1327, Frisco, CO 80443; or to the Dorn Long Endowment and Scholarship in Physical Therapy Scholarship Fund, Institutional Development, Texas Woman’s University, P.O. Box 425618, Denton, TX 76224.

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