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 . . .