Charles Harry Long

August 20, 1939  ~  November 17, 2011

Charles Harry Long, 72, of Centerfield, returned to his Heavenly Father on November 17, 2011, after a valiant battle with stage 4 cancer. During his illness he endured it with dignity and with no complaint. When asked how he was doing, he always answered, "mighty fine".

Bud was born August 20, 1939 to Charles Robert Long and Jeanette Morrison Long in Lewistown, Montana. He married Shirley Ann Mickelson, July 30, 1960 in Elko, Nevada. They were later sealed for time and all eternity in the Manti LDS Temple. They recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. Bud enjoyed anything outdoors, especially hunting, four-wheeling and fishing. He also loved to travel in his motor home with his wife and family.

Bud served in the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army, and was a High Priest in the LDS Church. He worked for many companies and also owned his own car repair business. He retired from Hertz Rentals in Las Vegas, Nevada and moved to Apple Valley, UT. In 2005 Bud and Shirley moved to Centerfield, Utah.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Long, Centerfield; Richard (M-Lisa) Long, Murray; David (Melissa) Long, Ferndale, WA; Lisa (Vinko) Relja, Redmond; Michael (Karen) Long, Las Vegas, NV. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and one sister, Janet Tennant of Salt Lake City.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 12:00 noon in the Centerfield 2nd Ward Chapel.

Friends may call prior to services at the church from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Interment will take place in the Gunnison City Cemetery with Military Honors.

Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.

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