She was born Eunice Charlene Huntwork on November 30, 1934 near San Jose, California to Dale and Mildred(Pearson) Huntwork.
She attended schools in San Jose and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1952.
She then attended San Jose State College where she received a degree in law enforcement.
After graduating from college, Eunice worked as a police officer for the San Jose Police Department for the next 14 years.
In 1973, Eunice moved to Plummer, ID.
She married Clyde Long on April 17, 1974 at Coeur d’Alene, ID and the couple made their home near Plummer where Mr. Long farmed and ranched.
Eunice went to work for the Benewah County Sheriff’s Office in St. Maries as a dispatch officer.
Eunice retired from the department on December 1, 1995.
The couple continued to make their home in Plummer.
Eunice’s hobbies included flowers and horses.
She was a member of the Orchid Society and grew orchids for many years.
She also enjoyed showing and raising paint horses, and had shown two Grand Champion paints during the early 2000’s.
Survivors include her husband Clyde Long at the Plummer home; one brother, Richard (Carol) Huntwork of Glendale, CA; three nieces, Cindy, Rose, and Susan; a brother and sister-in-law, Orville and Pepita Long of Benton City, WA.
Also surviving is her family of Benewah County Law Enforcement officers.
A graveside service will be held Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Plummer, ID.
Memorial gifts may be given to Hospice of North Idaho, 9493 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID 83855.
Kramer Funeral Home of Tekoa, WA is handling the arrangements.
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