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DEATH: ROBERT NATHAN LONG

You won the race, Dad! Robert Nathan Long, age 56, endured to the end and died April 12, 1995, having fought the ravages of M.S. for 30 years. He leaves his family and friends a legacy of faith.

He was born Oct. 8, 1938, to Winfred F. and Delma Rudy Long in Bennett, Uintah, Utah. Raised on a farm with a large family he learned the values of work and independence. He graduated from Union High in Roosevelt in 1957. During his high school years he received several medals for track and field and also participated on the varsity basketball and football teams. He completed an LDS Mission to the Southern States. He served in the Army Security Agency for four years, part of that time in Okinawa. Returning from the military he married Pamela D. Cannon in 1966, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. After graduating from BYU in 1968 with a BS in Sec. Ed they moved to Renton, Washington, where he taught Ind. Ed. at Hazen High. His students revered and respected him. During that time he also pursued a masters degree at University of Washington and was one quarter short of receiving that degree when, due to poor health, he was forced to retire.Two sons were born in Washington, Trevor James and Brady Tyler. Moving his family back to Utah, Bob still provided. He and Pam designed the wheelchair-adapted house where they lived together for 20 years. April Kathleen was born after they moved back to Utah.

Bob served in many callings in the church. Any responsibility that was his was fulfilled to perfection. Church and family were most important to him. As a family we enjoyed many vacations together in a motorhome. And during the many difficult times his jokes would lighten the moment and we would all laugh at ourselves.

He is survived by his eternal companion, Pam; children, April, Brady, Trevor; daughter-in-law, Lori; granddaughter, Autumn Taylor; his mother, Delma; brothers and sisters, Glenice (Don) Palmer, Norman (Joyce), VaLois Morrill, Kenneth (Colleen), Lowell (Fern), Larain (Gerald) Mobley, Beverly (Wayne) Cantwell. He was preceded in death by his father, and brother, Gordon, and sisters, Ruth and Ina Rae. The family expresses special gratitude to Cynthia Sutter, RNP, and Marie Durncy, MSW, from the V.A. HBHC, for their love and support to the family. Contributions may be made in Bob's name to: MS Research, Dept. of Neurology, U of U Medical Center, 50 No. Medical Dr., SLC, UT 84132.

Funeral services will be Monday, April 17, 1995 at 12 noon at the LDS Union 17th Ward, 1834 E. Creek Rd., Sandy. Family and friends may call Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Mountain View Memorial Estates, 3115 East 7800 So. and one hour prior to services at the church.

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