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Obituary for Colleen Loreen Long

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Colleen Loreen Long

January 31, 1959 - August 7, 2016

Colleen Loreen Long was called back peacefully to her dear and loving Heavenly Father on August 7, 2016. Colleen was born January 31, 1959 to Vaughn and LaRue Long in Orem Utah.


Colleen loved many types of arts and crafts to the point one could never keep up with her newest endeavors. She also loved antiques, gardening and taking all of her kids to the Christmas Parade.


Colleen is survived by her children, Jeramy Long (Andrea), Kristin Long-Langner (Ashton), Sammi Long, and honorary son, Daniel Long; sister, Kay Basham (Wes); brother, Jim Long (Jackie), and most of all she leaves behind her most precious crafts…her grandchildren; Ella, Alex (Xander), Levi, Avelyn, Breanna, Jacob, and her newest craft (yet to arrive) Sonya.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Vaughn and LaRue Long and brother, William Long.


Services will be held Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.  Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 9:45 to 10:45 AM.


Interment for family will be at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Leavitt’s Mortuary to help with funeral costs.


Please send condolences to the family at:


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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016

Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 9:45 to 10:45 AM.

Service Information

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: January 31, 1959
Died: August 7, 2016

Condolences for Colleen Loreen Long

Sue Obin posted on 8/12/16

My deepest condolence to her entire family. When i moved from Brigham to Clinton she was one of the 1st friends I made. One of the most caring and sweetest prrson i ever met. We had a lot of fun hanging out in jr high and high school she will be truly missed! So glad we reconnected last year, i will treasure her friendship forever.


Thomas A. Ketts Jr. posted on 8/12/16

Colleen, my dear wife... You will be missed but you are in are heart's... Its so sad when something like this occurs in our life we are never ready for it you just said that you're going to be a grandmother but once again making 12 little ones for us to be proud of.. We where talking about our future growing old our life and how it's ups and downs it was going towards a good future. Our heavenly father had different plans for you. You have three other Sons they will miss you deeply. Are family was not small and it kept growing. Colleen you where the most loving wife, mother, partner any one could wish for.. You will be truly missed... Colleen Loreen Long-Ketts ... My wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Partner I love you


Brett and Julia Eastman posted on 8/12/16

Jim and Jackie, We are sorry for your lost. Brett and I will be here for you. Please let him know if we can help in any way. Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your sister. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time.My families hearts are with you and your family. Brett, Julia, Joe, Diana, and Trapper Eastman


Eric Vangsnes posted on 8/11/16

My deepest sympathy to Kay and Jim and her family. I last saw Colleen at our 31st year high school reunion as we sat at the same table and caught up on each other's lives. I was looking forward to doing the same next year at our 40th. I am so sorry for your loss.


Kevin Patterson posted on 8/11/16

Sending my condolences to Colleen's family. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren! Condolences to her sister Kay and brothers Jim and Daniel.


Kevin Patterson posted on 8/11/16

I met Colleen in Junior High School along with her sister Kay. Colleen always had a beautiful smile on her face whenever I would see her get on and off the bus. She loved being in after school activities and church plays! One of these plays I remember the enthusiasm and joy helping to make several background artistic designs. One such play was based "running time" and we were one of the spinning clocks! The director tried to get all of us "actors" excited and hopped up or least as much as a spinning clock can get; us clocks were about to climb the stairs to the stage and I made the mistake of getting a bit too close! Colleen's excitement was way up and she had her wonderful smile on her face, but as I climbed the stairs behind her she accidentally kicked me in chest knocking the breath out of me! She wasn't aware of this as she stepped on the stage playing her part of the spinning clock and our lines were "we're running out of time". Catching my breath, I made it up on stage to join her and some of the other spinning clocks! Colleen's energy and joy was always so contagious which helped turn a dull play into something upbeat!