Nadine M. Long Age 58 of Omaha, Nebraska passed away on August 3, 2022.
Nadine was born in Omaha, Nebraska to John and Margaret Long on October 27, 1963. She attended St Pius X grade school and graduated from Marian High in 1982. After graduating from Kearney University she obtained her masters degree
In Social Work from Denver University. She worked as a counselor at a Mental health facility in Boulder before returning to Omaha in 1994. Recently she worked as a home caregiver for handicapped individuals. Nadine loved animals and spending time with her many rescue dogs and cat. Family was very important to her along with spending time in the sun, and helping those less fortunate, She enjoyed writing stories and poetry very much and is a published Author in Fine Lines books.
Preceded in death by parents John and Peg (Gilsdorf) Long, sister Mary Lynn Long,
nephews BJ Long and Marc Brust. Survived by siblings Pat (Laura) and nephew Jacob Long, Cathie (Mike) Chaloupka, Cindy Long, Mike (Sue Brust) Long. Other nieces and nephew and many friends and relatives. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
Funeral Mass St Pius X, 6905 Blondo St, Tuesday Aug 9, 10:30 am
Visitation 1hr prior to Mass,
Interment Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, 4912 Leavenworth St.
Memorials To: American Diabetes Association, Community Alliance of Omaha or St. Pius X Catholic Church.
Please send any cards to: Cindy Long-5830 Pine St, Omaha, NE 68106 and Cathie Chaloupka, 9308 Clubhouse Cir., Plattsmouth, NE 68048.
THE GREEN OF SNOW
A sprig of evergreen on the ground
I look about, no tree around
It merges with my memories
Of Christmas trees and frivolities
It melts my heart to see it so
Not branched nor covered in crunchy snow.
I pick it up and smell its scent
It greened the Earth where'er it went
I twirl it gently in my hand
Another might toss it in a garbage can
I lay it down on concrete walk
Atop a layer of children's chalk
Amazed at how some evergreen
Could add so much to a whitish scene
Published in Fine Lines 2021 Winter edition