ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Richard Longo, 80 years old, born on May 18, 1940, and passed away on February 6, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Sharon Guthrie on June 1, 2021
Gone too soon. Richard will be remembered and missed forever. He was
the sweetest guy and so very nice to me. He was always wanting to do something for Rob and Rob loved Richard as a brother. I know Richard and Rob are in heaven making music and very happy and well with all their loved ones surrounding them.
Posted by Garnet Jenkins on May 26, 2021
Missing you...being without you is so very painful, but when I think of all our memories together...I know I am truly blessed. Loving you forever...
Posted by Garnet Jenkins on April 24, 2021
'Tis a Fearful Thing
by Yehuda Halevi

‘Tis a fearful thing
to love what death can touch.
A fearful thing
to love, to hope, to dream, to be –
to be,
And oh, to lose.
A thing for fools, this,
And a holy thing,
a holy thing
to love.
For your life has lived in me,
your laugh once lifted me,
your word was gift to me.
To remember this brings painful joy.
‘Tis a human thing, love,
a holy thing, to love
what death has touched.
Posted by Cher Walker on April 18, 2021
He will forever be missed. Especially his unforgettable laugh! I can still hear that laugh.
Posted by Garnet Jenkins on April 17, 2021
It is difficult to turn the page when the one you love will not be in the next chapter. You were my world, you have my heart...

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Posted by Sharon Guthrie on June 1, 2021
Gone too soon. Richard will be remembered and missed forever. He was
the sweetest guy and so very nice to me. He was always wanting to do something for Rob and Rob loved Richard as a brother. I know Richard and Rob are in heaven making music and very happy and well with all their loved ones surrounding them.
Posted by Garnet Jenkins on May 26, 2021
Missing you...being without you is so very painful, but when I think of all our memories together...I know I am truly blessed. Loving you forever...
Posted by Garnet Jenkins on April 24, 2021
'Tis a Fearful Thing
by Yehuda Halevi

‘Tis a fearful thing
to love what death can touch.
A fearful thing
to love, to hope, to dream, to be –
to be,
And oh, to lose.
A thing for fools, this,
And a holy thing,
a holy thing
to love.
For your life has lived in me,
your laugh once lifted me,
your word was gift to me.
To remember this brings painful joy.
‘Tis a human thing, love,
a holy thing, to love
what death has touched.
his Life
Richard Ralph Longo left the bonds of earth to be with the Lord on February 6th, 2021 in Grand Junction, Colorado. He was surrounded by his loving companion Garnet Jenkins, her daughter Kay and son-in-law Joe. Richard was a native of North Denver. he graduated from Our Lady of Mt Carmel High School in North Denver. .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Adelaide, and his daughters Shelly and Kimberly also his wife Darlene. He was survived by his longtime companion Garnet Jenkins, his brother John Longo, (wife Sue) his son Todd, several nieces and nephews, and 3 grandchildren: Casey, Kass and Megan.

The services  were in Grand Junction, CO at St. Joseph Catholic Church on February 11th at 11 a.m. and a 2nd service in Denver, CO at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 36th & Navajo, on February 19th at 10 a.m. Due to Covid restrictions, there was no reception following services. The internment was held at Fort Logan Cemetery on Monday, February 22nd at 1:15 p.m.

Richard served honorably in the Navy for 4 years.

He was an aspiring musician, starting out with an acapella group 'The Mandarins' and was proud to be the drummer with 'The Pleasure Exchange', a popular local band in the 70's.

He aspired his whole life to be the best Italian chef ever and he was. His greatest pleasure was watching his guests enjoying his food. He owned Mama Longo's Italian Restaurant and later owned Longo's Italian Deli. Both were favorite spots for the locals.

Golfing was also one of his great pleasures in life.

In his last years, he enjoyed many afternoons playing cards with his 'best friend' Joe Sullivan and was always thrilled to brutalize him.

 Donations can be sent to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, stjude.org/donatetoday or mail to 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105 (This was his favorite charity)
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PSALMS 18:1-6

Shared by Garnet Jenkins on June 14, 2021

I will love You, O Lord, my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
My God, my strength, in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;
So shall I be saved from my enemies.

4 The pangs of death surrounded me,
And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.
5 The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me;
The snares of death confronted me.
6 In my distress I called upon the Lord,
And cried out to my God;
He heard my voice from His temple,
And my cry came before Him, even to His ears.

Shared by Garnet Jenkins on June 5, 2021
Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. The sun might shine or the clouds might lower, but nothing could appear to me as it had done the day before.
– Mary Shelley

What is dying?

Shared by Garnet Jenkins on May 16, 2021
What is dying?
I am standing on the seashore. A ship sails to the morning breeze and starts for the ocean. She is an object of beauty and I stand watching her till at last she fades on the horizon, and someone at my side says, "She is gone." Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all; she is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when I saw her, and just as able to bear her load of living freight to its destination.
The diminished size and total loss of sight is in me, not in her; and just at the moment when someone at my side says, "She is gone," there are others who are watching her coming,and other voices take up the glad shout, "There she comes!"--and that is dying.