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 Garnet Jenkins on June 5, 2022
I miss you so much everyday however today I am feeling totaly empty without you...it is so profoundly difficult to wake up each day and realize yoiu are not herel
Posted by Cher Walker on February 6, 2022
One year. Love you Garnet and miss our dear friend Richard
Posted by Cher Walker on February 6, 2022
One year. Love you Garnet and miss our dear friend Richard
Posted by Sharon Guthrie on September 11, 2021
It is difficult to see your loved ones that are also loved by me to be hurting so bad. You are so truly missed and loved by us all.
Posted by Garnet Jenkins on August 28, 2021
I Miss you SO VERY MUCH, your love fills my heart every day...
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 Garnet Jenkins on June 5, 2022
I miss you so much everyday however today I am feeling totaly empty without you...it is so profoundly difficult to wake up each day and realize yoiu are not herel
Posted by Cher Walker on February 6, 2022
One year. Love you Garnet and miss our dear friend Richard
Posted by Cher Walker on February 6, 2022
One year. Love you Garnet and miss our dear friend Richard
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)
Recent stories

THE END OF TWENTY BEAUTIFUL YEARS

Shared by Garnet Jenkins on January 1, 2022
Sitting here and thinking, it has come to me that I have just let go of the last year we spent together although it was short and in some ways I feel like I am leving you behind and that makes me very sad....as long as I breathe you are a part of my very being. Now I will move on with you in my heart

Special times with Richard and Garnet

Shared by Sharon Guthrie on December 16, 2021
Rob and Sharon tried to visit Grand Junction as often as possible.  Richard was the most caring and super host of all time as was Garnet.  They always made us welcome and we felt privledged to  be there.  Rob and Richard were like brothers.  There were times you would swear they had the same blood.  The way they responded to things, their thoughs and actions were exactly the same.  I never remember a time when Richard and Rob had fights, they only loved each other as brothers do.  The two of them are missed by many and I know all the sorrows and heart aches that are felt by all who loved them. 

You Don’t Just Lose Someone Once —

Shared by Garnet Jenkins on November 2, 2021
You Don’t Just Lose Someone Once — You lose them over and over, sometimes many times a day. When the loss, momentarily forgotten, creeps up, and attacks you from behind. Fresh waves of grief as the realization hits home, they are gone. Again. You don’t just lose someone once, you lose them every time you open your eyes to a new dawn, and as you awaken, so does your memory, so does the tilting bolt of lightning that rips into your heart, they are gone. Again. Losing someone is a journey, not a on-off. There is no end to the loss, there is only a learned skill on how to stay afloat, when it washes over. Be kind to those who are sailing this stormy sea, they have a journey ahead of them, and a daily shock to the system each time they realize, they are gone, Again. You don’t just lose someone once, you lose them every day, for a lifetime. © Donna Ashworth Words