Noxon Tommy Long, 2 months, of Missoula passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at St. Patrick Hospital.
Noxon was born on Dec. 31, 2018, to Tyler and Kaemyn Long and was the light of their lives, moving mountains from the day he arrived. Noxon came into this world in a hurry, surprising his parents three weeks early. He loved being sung to and music was always present in his life; he enjoyed listening to Jim Croce records from the day he came home from the hospital. Noxon’s cautious looks left everyone wondering what was on his mind. He was fascinated with ceiling fans, lights, and his momma’s and daddy’s faces. Noxon’s light touched everyone who knew him and will continue to shine in those who hold him in their hearts.
Noxon was preceded in death by his grandpa, William E. “Tommy” Long; his great-great-grandparents, Lois Sandefur, Ray Howell, Amy and Phil Cyr, Fannie and Fred Carper, and Oscar and Lilian King; and his great-grandparents, Charles and Vernice King.
Noxon is survived by his parents, Tyler and Kaemyn, of Missoula; grandparents, Mark and Desiree Meagher of Bigfork, and Kristina Long of Kingman, Arizona; great-great-grandmother, Laura Howell, of Frenchtown; great-grandparents, Renie and Jim Cyr of Frenchtown, and Vicky and Herb “Pidge” Meagher of Thompson Falls; aunts, and uncles and their families, Raelynn and Rob Cameron, and cousins Everett and Ettalyn of Missoula; Kallister Meagher and Mitchel Harsh of Missoula; Nicole and Brad Hutchison and cousin Xander of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and Wayne Armstrong of Fort Drum, New York, currently serving in Afghanistan. Noxon is also survived by great-aunts and -uncles, cousins, numerous other extended family members, and his Wildland Fire family, U.S. Forest Service – Lolo National Forest.
A celebration of Noxon’s beautiful life will occur at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 15, at Garden City Funeral Home, Missoula. Family and friends are invited to continue the celebration at Imagine Nation Brewing, Missoula. Noxon’s family wishes all who can to come celebrate with us.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Noxon’s honor to the Lucky Fin Project (https://luckyfinproject.org/) or the Wildland Firefighter Foundation (https://wffoundation.org/).