Phyllis Ann Long passed away on Thursday Nov. 18th, 2021 in Littleton, Colorado.
Phyllis was born in Eads, CO to George and Minnie Smith on Nov. 28th, 1937. She had one older sister, 2 half-sisters and 1 half-brother. She was baptized at the first Christian Church when she was 1 year old.
After high school graduation, she moved to Denver for better job opportunities. She worked in the insurance industry in downtown Denver. She met her husband, Donald Long, through a friend. They were married at The Chapel of the Angels in Denver.
They lived in several states before settling in Littleton, CO to raise their three girls. They joined Columbine United Church in the 1980’s and were active in many ways ushering, bells, and Stephen Ministries.
Phyllis stayed home with the girls when they were young. She worked as a secretary as they grew older. She eventually retired from Great West Life Insurance after 14 years of service as a personnel disability administrator. She enjoyed sewing, traveling, and walks in the park with her dog Casey.
Her compassionate heart for others was so evident in all areas of her life. She leaves behind a legacy of kindness, grace and determination. Our beautiful blue-eyed sweet mother will be greatly missed.
Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 63 years, Donald Long; three daughters, Bonnie Long (Mitch), Cynthia Giltner (Ward), Sheryl Reicher (Tim); five grandchildren, Christine Shapiro (Josh), Grant Giltner (Emily), Molly Williams (Nathanael), Christopher Reicher, Lilliana Reicher; one great-granddaughter Emersyn Shapiro.
Memorials in her name may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children.
Donations payable to:
Shriners Hospital for Children Salt Lake City, Utah (include city)
1275 East Fairfax Road
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103.LiveStream
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