Joyce Peart Longhurst 1920 ~ 2005 Joyce Peart Longhurst, 85, passed away from cancer October 28, 2005. She was born October 17, 1920 in Randolph, UT to Vera and Willard Peart. She graduated from South Rich High as a valedictorian and served a LDS mission in the Eastern States. She married Clayton Longhurst (later divorced) in the Logan temple November 13, 1945 and moved to Star Valley, WY and graduated from USU in 1961. She worked as a teacher and counselor at the Intermountain Indian School in Brigham City, UT. She joined the Business and Professional Women's Organization where she served as state president and also chapter president for the Brigham City and Salt Lake City clubs. Joyce was awarded the Woman of Accomplishment for the BPW. She was also a member of the National BPW Board of Directors, UT State Mental Health Board, Utah Governor's Commission on the Status of Women, and UT Women's Democratic Organization. She was a delegate to the S.L. Council of Women, UT State Women's Legislative Council and the UT State Women's Lobby; a trustee on the UT BPW Foundation Board. Joyce was an active Victim's Rights Advocate on the Governor's Commission for Victim's Rights. She loved to crochet beautiful afghans for many of her family members and enjoyed traveling. Joyce is survived by sons, Craig, Scott (Sue), Paul (Denise), Mark (Suzanne); daughters, Margo (Tony) Reyna and April Longhurst; 23 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Roger (Ivy) Peart; sisters, Sandra (Bruce) Bingham and Barbara Peart. Preceded in death by her husband, Clayton; good friend, Alfred Schmidt; son, Jeffrey Longhurst; brother, Gordon Peart; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at Memorial Mortuary, 5850 South 900 East. Family and friends may visit an hour prior to services and Tuesday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m., also at the mortuary. Interment will follow services at the Randolph City Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News from 10/31/2005.