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LONG, Kelly Ann
LONG, Kelly Ann died peacefully on August 21, 2017 at her home in Palmdale, Calif. Born on December 3, 1963 in Johnsbury, Vermont.Kelly was a 27-year employee of the City of Palmdale, spending her early years serving in the Citys recreation department and the remainder of her career in public safety.Kelly began teaching in the Citys drug education program and later led the Citys crime prevention efforts. She was an integral member of the Palmdale Sheriffs Station Partners Against Crime team.Kelly dedicated her life to the service of the residents of Palmdale, striving to develop a safe and vibrant community for everyone. She was by far one of the communitys biggest cheerleaders. Kelly is survived by her sister Kimberly White, brothers John and Jason, numerous cousins, extended family members and countless friends and colleagues who will greatly miss her. Kelly was preceded in death by her parents Gilman and Harriet Long. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, August 25th at 10:00am at the Highlands Christian Fellowship Church located at 39625 20thSt. West, Palmdale, CA 93551. A reception for all those in attendance will immediately follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to your favorite animal rescue in Kellys honor or consider supporting the Palmdale Animal Care Center through the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation (

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