Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. at New Hope Lutheran Church in Upham for Leila Mae Long, 89, Rugby, formerly of Upham and Minot, who died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby.
Burial will be in the spring at Bloomfield Lutheran Cemetery in Upham.
Leila was born Jan. 11, 1926 in Rugby, a daughter of Oluf & Edith (Engbloom) Rosmos. She grew up in Kramer, graduating from high school there in 1943. She then attended Christy’s Beauty School in Bismarck. On Nov. 26, 1946 she married James Long. They farmed in Layton Township, south of Upham, until they retired in the 1980s. They moved into Upham in 2001 due to James’s declining health, and lated moved to Brentmoor assisted living in Minot. In November 2011 she moved to the Haaland Home in Rugby, and later moved to the Heart of America Long Term Care Center.
She was a member of the Upham American Legion Auxiliary Unit 269, and the the New Hope Lutheran Church – where she taught Sunday school and was active in the women’s groups.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan Petersen, Bantry; son, Richard Long, Garner, N.C.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Hazel Rosmos, Bottineau; brother-in-law, Robert Long, Lancaster, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sister, Lois Whalen; brothers, Everett, Warren and Stanley Rosmos.
Rev. Linda Wimmer and Wally Fretland will officiate. Music will be provided by Mandy Hall, organist, and Rodney Lunde, soloist.
Arrangements by Niewoehner Funeral Home of Rugby.
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