Gert De Long honored as example for kids and Vale community

Gertrude Schaffeld De Long will be honored by the Vale Alumni Association banquet Saturday at Four Rivers Cultural Center. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

VALE – Gertrude Schaffeld De Long has no regrets.

De Long, who will turn 81 in a few weeks, encountered plenty of triumphs throughout her life and Saturday she will add one more achievement to a long list when she is honored at the Vale Alumni Association banquet. The event will be at the Four Rivers Cultural Center beginning at 5 p.m.

De Long graduated from Vale High School in 1957 and spent her life in the Vale and Willowcreek area. After working for a local dentist “for about a year as a receptionist” she married Dwayne De Long in 1958. Eventually, she went to work for the Willowcreek School District – now the Vale . . .