Robert (Bob) George Hunt, 90, and his beloved wife, Lavon Goldie Longmore Hunt, 89, both passed away peacefully within hours of one another on September 5, 2019. After 71 years of marriage, they just couldn't stand to do anything without each other.
Bob was born on October 16, 1928 in Salt Lake City to William Franklin Hunt and Beatrice Lenora Bryant Hunt. Bob grew up in Rose Park and went to West High School, where he met Lavon. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on June 16, 1948. Bob worked for the Newspaper Agency Corporation as a pressman for over 40 years, from the time he was 18 until he retired. Some of his favorite hobbies were golfing, fishing and bowling. He loved to tinker with cars, clocks and watches. He was a "jack of all trades" and was the guy to call if you needed anything built or fixed. Bob enjoyed playing cards, telling cheesy jokes and just visiting with anyone who would listen. He served as a Bishop in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and spent many years in Scouting and on the High Council. He was the kindest man you could ever meet. He was a devoted husband and loved his kids and grandkids.
Lavon was born in Basalt, ID on December 26, 1929 to Elmer Henry Longmore and Lillian Sedgwick Longmore. She was the oldest of eleven children and loved being a big sister. Her family moved from Idaho to Salt Lake City when she was a young girl. After marrying the love of her life, she raised four sons and two daughters in Rose Park. Lavon loved raising her kids so much that she wanted to help with her grandkids too. She ran "Grams' Daycare" out of her home and frequently had six or seven kids at a time. She even got the opportunity to babysit some of her great-grandkids. She served in just about every calling in the Relief Society, Primary and Young Women. She loved to put together road shows and programs at church. She sang in choirs and barbershop quartets. She loved to draw, paint and do ceramics and was a master scrapbooker. Lavon opened Monkey Business, a balloon and party shop, and delighted in making balloon bouquets and singing deliveries dressed as a pink monkey or a hillbilly. Lavon's children and grandchildren were the light of her life. She would do anything for any one of them.
Bob and Lavon are survived by their six children Blair (Sue), Dennis (Cris), Randy (Chris), Sandy (Tom) Branch, Laurel Newhouse, Scott (Danna), twelve grandchildren (Jamie, Tracy, Lisa, Becca, Lyndee, Jeff, Chad, Jacque, Ashley, Tyler, Megan and Tanya) 26 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. No one could have asked for better parents or grandparents.
A joint viewing and funeral service will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the LDS Chapel at 275 E 10600 S, Sandy, UT 84070. Viewing from 10-11:30 am. Funeral to follow at noon. Interment at Lehi City Cemetery. Funeral services under direction of Russon Mortuary.
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