Jennis Ardana Long 70, passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer on March 13th, 2020, surrounded by her family and loved ones.
She was born August 28th, 1949 in St. Anthony, Idaho to Rex and Shirley Larson. She was the oldest of three daughters, followed by Lynn DesFosses and Jolene Hartman. She was a caregiver to her sisters from a young age, and after raising her children she became a caregiver to her mother later in life.
Ardana attended Highland High School, where she was actively involved in Pep Club, Spanish Club, and was a four-year LDS Seminary graduate and graduated in 1968. She then attended Idaho State University School of Vocational-Technical Education, where she took Cosmetology Training and graduated in 1969. She worked throughout her life as a hairdresser, school bus driver, and school crossing guard. On March 23rd of 1973 she married her lifelong love, Steven Long, and was sealed to him for time and all eternity in the Logan Utah Temple. Together over the years they enjoyed raising their children, attending school activities and sporting events for their kids and grandkids, serving others, traveling throughout the world, and having family dinners in their home. One of Ardana’s favorite activities was having sleepovers with the grandchildren.
Ardana is survived by her spouse; Steven Long; her children, Kellie Fullmer of Pocatello, Idaho, Rick (Lindsey)Long of Pocatello, Idaho, and Greg (Quintona)Long of Chubbuck, Idaho. She is also survived by nine grandchildren; Trey Fullmer, Madison Long, Maggie Fullmer, Halle Long, Londyn Long, Colby Fullmer, Bentley Long, Dreyson Long and Avaya Long, also by her sister Lynn (Dan) DesFosses of Chubbuck Idaho.
She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. One of her greatest attributes was her ability to serve others. She had many different church callings that she always accepted with gratitude. She was a faithful member who had a devoted testimony which she shared with her family and friends. Ardana was very proud of her family and attended hundreds of games and activities for her kids and grandkids. Throughout this difficult journey while battling cancer she continued to be selfless, never complained, and continued to be a caregiver to all. Ardana was an example of strength and perseverance to her family, friends, and loved ones. Her true hobbies were loving, caring, and serving others. She never asked for anything but gave everything.
Ardana was a friend, loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother, and lived a life full of God’s word. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends. The family is comforted knowing she is now in the loving arms of family who proceeded her in death; her son (Brett Long), Mother and Father (Shirley and Rex Larson), and sister (Jolene Hartman).
Graveside service will be held Monday, March 23rd at 11:00 am in Mountain View Cemetery, Section 54 West, Pocatello.
Our family is very grateful for the continued love and support during this difficult time and appreciate the ongoing effort to care for our family in the last 3 years. We would especially like to thank Troy and Jamie Bell and all the staff at Quinn Meadows.
Arrangements under the direction of Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornelisonfh.com
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