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Millie Huntsman Long - 12/10/2005

Class of 1934

ST. GEORGE - Millie Huntsman Long, 89, passed away December 10, 2005 in St. George, Utah. Millie was born August 24, 1916 to Solon Edwin and Theresa Leavitt Huntsman in Bunkerville, Nevada. Her grandparents, Dudley and Thirza Riding Leavitt and Joseph Smith and Solinda Eastman Huntsman were original settlers of Gunlock, Utah and Bunkerville, Nevada. She was the youngest of eight children. Millie lived much of her young life in Mesquite, Nevada and Orem, Utah. She graduated from Virgin Valley High School in Mesquite in 1934. She was the class valedictorian and excelled in speech and dramatic readings. Following graduation from high school Millie moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where she worked at various jobs. She went to work in the Clark County Clerk's office as a night time file clerk. When she resigned in 1951 she was the Chief Deputy Clerk.

On April 29, 1948 Millie married Lawrence H. Long in the LDS St. George Temple. They were married for 52 years. He preceded her in death on January 3, 2000. Millie lived in Las Vegas from 1934 until 1984. She lived in Orem, Utah and then settled in St. George in 1993.

She was an outstanding homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She was active in the LDS Church throughout her life. She served a mission with Lawrence, taught in many auxiliaries and served as Relief Society President, Primary President and Young Women's President numerous times.

Millie is survived by three daughters: Sherrie (Bruce) Whitney of Logandale, Nevada; Nadine (Garry) Cuff of Henderson, Nevada; Mona (Sam) Haslem of St. George, Utah; nine grandchildren; SheriDawn (Joshua) Neilson, Lawrence (Larry) (Cynthia) Whitney, Garry S. Cuff, Doug Cuff, Cortney (Gerald) Haslem Brewer, Jamie (Trent) Dalton, Beckie (MJ) Saxton, Pam Haslem, Justin Haslem, and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence, one granddaughter, Candice Lynn Cuff, and seven brothers and sisters.
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