beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Betty Long passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016, surrounded by her family.  She was 77 years old.

Betty was born June 6, 1939, in Dayton, OH, to Marjorie M. Horner and James T. Horner. Betty lost her father when she was three and her mother when she was nine. She was then raised and loved by her Uncle Shade and his extended family.

She was living and working in Columbus, OH, when she met her husband Henry Long, an Air Force pilot.  They married, and left the Air Force, settling in Northern VA, to raise their family.

Betty’s family and her friends were everything to her. She touched so many—young and old—with her love, her joy, her faith and her friendship. She was an avid gardener, and loved her garden club, her book club, her Bible study, and playing bridge. She enjoyed her time on the board of The Hill School. She was also on the boards of the Loudoun Hospital Foundation and Wolf Trap Associates, and chaired major gala events for both organizations. She was a very active member of every community she lived in, especially Middleburg, where she and Henry moved to full-time in the early 1990s.

Betty (“Nina” to her grandchildren and many who cherished her) leaves behind her husband of 53 years, Henry; her children Andy, Lisa, Cricky and Hal; her sons-in-law Brian and Chip, her daughter-in-law Mim; and her grandchildren, Tyler, Tori, Hunter, Allie, Pamela, Maya, Wagner and Henry.

She loved God. She loved her family. She loved her friends. She loved life and lived her life to the fullest, right up until her final moments. She will be greatly missed.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Stroke Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23030.