Lowell D. Long of Vernal passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on July 29, 2020, after a strong courageous battle with Parkinson’s at the age of 84. Lowell was born January 4, 1936, in Roosevelt, Utah to Winfred F. Long and Delma R. Long. He served a mission in Minnesota, and then married the love of his life, Fern Young September 28, 1959, for time and eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple.
Lowell was member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved his religion dearly. He had many callings in the church throughout his life including working in the temple for 20 years, and the scouting program.
He was in the National Guard, he served on the Naples City Council where he was given the award for “An Example of People Serving People.”
Lowell excelled at his job of 33 years of teaching at Ashley Elementary. He loved each and every one of his students. He started the Ashley Singers which was his passion. He also implemented the Golden Sneaker Award, which was used to motivate children to run. He was given the “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers” award in 1994. He also loved the Utah Jazz and BYU.
Lowell was a very loved and respected man. His students, friends, and family cared for him dearly. He will be remembered most for his loving and caring ways, his hard work to the end, loving his family, the love and care he showed his students, and his courageous battle. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Fern; Children: Bryan (Sheila) Long, Paul Long, Debbie (Dennis) Atwood, Carolyn Long (Fiancé, Clyde Eldredge), Kevan (Charlotte) Long, Kent (Rebecca) Long; brother-in-law Cully Stevens, brother Norman Long; sisters: Larain Mobley and Beverly Cantwell; 15 Grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren
Lowell is preceded in death by his parents, Winfred and Delma Long; siblings: Gordon Long, Glenice Palmer, Ruth Long, Val Lois Morril, Ina Long, Kenneth Long, Robert Long; a loving daughter, MaryAnn Stevens, and a grandson, Devan Paul Long.
A private Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 11:00am the Naples 3rd Ward LDS Chapel, 2313 South 1500 East. A public viewing for friends and family will be held Monday evening from 6:00-8:00pm at the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family is asking for family members only to attend the funeral service on Tuesday, due to church guidelines. All are welcome to attend the viewing Monday evening.
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