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Nola (Crook) Longhurst

March 11, 1932 ~ December 28, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Nola Longhurst Obituary

Our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Nola Crook Longhurst, passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband & sons December 28, 2023 in Lindon, Utah. She was born March 11, 1932, to Harvey Orson Crook and Rosella Mallory. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Bob; sisters, Theda Kirkland and Evelyn (Russ) Stuart; her four sons, Regan (Jill), Nyle (Tana), Mark (Carolyn), and Max (Shana), fourteen grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren. Nola was preceded in death by her parents Harvey and Rosella Crook and grandson Eric Longhurst.


Nola was born and raised in Smoot, Wyoming and graduated from Star Valley High School in 1950. She helped with the farm work and rode a horse over to the hill to milk cows in the summer. She attended LDS Business College and Utah State University where she met Bob Longhurst in 1952. They were married April 26,1954 in the Logan temple and have spent 69 wonderful years together. They went to Fort Belvoir in Virginia as newlyweds then Nola returned home while Bob was stationed in Korea. They moved to Shelley, Idaho, where they raised their family of 4 boys. In 2002, they sold the ranch in Shelley and moved to Star Valley for the summers and St. George for the winters, where she was fond of going to the temple and serving as a missionary.


She was a mom who loved and cared for her children and stayed up late at night walking the floors and worrying when they were sick.  As a spectator, she attended and cheered at many sporting events in which her sons participated. She made sure her sons were involved in many activities and shuttled them to and from 4-H, sports, scouting, and educational events. She loved to cook and made wonderful meals that her family enjoyed.


Nola was proud of her pioneer ancestry and the wonderful examples of her parents teaching and living the gospel of Jesus Christ.  She was passionate about her family history and loved to connect with her ancestors by writing their stories. She wanted to preserve their memories and wanted to make connections to everyone she met. Many enjoyable reunions were spent learning about her wonderful heritage. She was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


She learned at the hands of her parents how to trust God and rely upon Him. She taught this to her children and helped them to pray and to trust that there was a God in heaven. She served as a Blazer Leader, dance director, Primary teacher, Young Women’s counselor, Homemaking counselor in the Relief Society, Stake Young Women's counselor, and girl’s camp director.


A viewing will be held the evening of January 3, 2024, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Northridge Stake Center at 1674 North 200 West, Orem, Utah. The funeral service to honor her life will be held the next day, January 4, in Star Valley, Wyoming in the Smoot Ward Building at 3166 State Hwy 241, Smoot WY at 1:00 p.m. preceded by a viewing from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Following the services, interment will be in the Smoot Cemetery. Condolences may be sent online to the family at

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January 3, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Northridge Stake Center
1674 North 200 West
Orem, UT 84057

January 4, 2024

11:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Smoot LDS Chapel
3166 WY-241
Afton, WY 83110

Funeral Service
January 4, 2024

1:00 PM
Smoot LDS Chapel
3166 WY-241
Afton, WY 83110

Interment following funeral service
January 4, 2024

Smoot Cemetery
County Road 152
Smoot, WY 83126


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