1925-2017

Funeral Services for lifelong Las Animas, CO resident, Kitty Ann Long, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Las Animas, CO with Pastor Steve Hicks officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Visitation was held from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 at Horber Funeral Chapel.

Kitty Ann (Roberts) Long was born on Nov 3, 1925 in rural Las Animas to Alva Roy and Zora Viola (Robbins) Roberts. She passed away on Dec 27, 2017 at Bent County Healthcare Center in Las Animas at the age of 92.

Kitty Ann proudly served as the Mayor of Las Animas, on City Council, and as the Bent County Assessor. She was heavily involved for years in youth activities in the Las Animas schools and with the local youth baseball leagues, including Babe Ruth and Connie Mack. She was honored as a Beautiful Activist of Colorado, was appointed to the Colorado Commission on the Status of Women, and longtime member of the Business & Professional Women’s club and the VFW Post 2411 Ladies Auxiliary, and a proud member of the BCHS class of 1943.

Kitty Ann is survived by her daughter, Karen Long of Canon City, CO; grandson, Michael Elio of Arvada, CO; several first cousins; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charley Leonard Long; daughters, Kay Elio and Vicki Long; son-in-law, Gary Elio; mother-in-law, Birdie Long; father-in-law, Harry Long; siblings, Hazel Spady, Melvin “Bub” Roberts, Evelyn Blackburn, and an infant sister, Mildred Roberts.

Memorial contributions may be made to Arkansas Valley Hospice in care of Horber Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 431, Las Animas, CO, 81054.

For more information or to leave online condolences, please visit www.horberfuneralchapel.com.