Nelsie Long

Landscape Designer Was WWII Red Cross Volunteer


Nelsie Gertrude Scholze Long, 89, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, following recent illness.
Nelsie was educated at Bright School, Girls Preparatory School, University of Southern California, Smith College and University of Georgia.
During World War II, she served in the American Red Cross in Africa, England and Italy.
Following the war, she entered Harvard University and was among the first female graduates, attaining both bachelor's and master's degrees in
landscape architecture.
She designed commercial landscapes in Milwaukee, Wis., for the Schlitz Brewery and in South Bend, Ind.
While in the Midwest, she designed many residential gardens and specialized in garden designs to be enjoyed by handicapped personnel.
She assisted in landscape development for Reflection Riding and designed landscapes for many residences in the Chattanooga area.
Nelsie had held membership in many organizations, including the Junior League of Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain Fairyland Club and the Georgia
Architects Association.
She attended First Presbyterian Church, Union Chapel of Summertown, Signal Mountain.
Her parents were Sim Perry Long and Sophia Scholze Long.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Elizabeth Long Holbrook and Gertrude Long Muessel, and a brother, Robert Scholze Long.
She is survived by a sister, Sylvia Long Harrison; nephews, Richard, David and Mark Dwyer, Sim and Michael Long, Roger Mixter, Christopher, Gordon,
Richard and Bill Muessel; and nieces, Joan Templeton, Pamela Cunningham, Christina Haden and Linda Trotter.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to First Presbyterian Church, Union Chapel, Reflection Riding and the Chattanooga
Community Kitchen. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wann Funeral Home.
Posted January 5, 2004

Submitted by Phebe Morgan