Arlene (Toots) Long
Arlene (Toots) Long was born on April 18, 1939 in St. Paul Minnesota to Dorothy Dunahey and Nathan Turrittin. She was raised in Minnesota and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1957. She married her sweetheart William Long on July 27, 1958.
William served in the USMC and USAF, which took them to many different duty stations including Texas and England both of which she enjoyed. They moved to Layton, Utah in 1974 where she spent most of her life and made many lifelong friendships. As a military wife she kept herself busy with their three children and a wide variety of volunteer work.
Once the children were grown, she worked as a librarian at the Clearfield and Hill Air Force Base libraries. She loved to do story time and read to children as part of the Summer Reading programs. She had a gift for making stories come to life. She attended the chapel on Hill Air Force Base and was a narrator for many years in the Christmas Cantata. She was also a gifted painter, although many people did not know this. She loved to read, especially novels including those by one of her favorite authors, Nora Roberts. She also loved to do word finds and crossword puzzles. She always had at least a few that she was working on. She was an avid journaler and kept a meticulous record of the happenings in her life and the lives of her family. Ever the hostess, she loved to host holiday dinners and family parties. She even kept special journals of who attended and what was served. She opened her home to many over the years who were away from their family during the holidays. She loved to play games and visit with friends and enjoyed attending live performances and musicals.
Arlene was generous, kind-hearted and always willing to help. She loved sending cards to friends and family for their birthdays and holidays. She loved to spend time with her family and was always happy when you stopped by but would fuss over how she looked if she wasn’t expecting company. She prided herself on always putting her best foot forward.
Arlene leaves behind her husband, William Long, her three children, William (Tammy) Long, Bob Long and Becky (Kevin) Bennett, as well as six grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. We are honored and blessed to call her our Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
Special thanks to all the nurses and staff at Barrington Place and A Plus Hospice for their exceptional care of Arlene.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at the Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Rd Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the funeral.
Services will also be live-streamed and available by scrolling to the bottom of Arlene's obituary page at: www.lindquistmortuary.com, where condolences and memories may also be shared.