Melvin 'Drew' Drewry Long passed away on January 13, 2023, at the age of 80. Drew loved spending time with his family, nothing made him happier than playing with and teasing his grandchildren. He loved his Savior Jesus Christ and served faithfully in several callings.

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Drew had a love of all things but thoroughly enjoyed genealogy, western movies, sweets, sports, coaching, guns, and the United States of America. On January 11, 1962, he married the love of his life, Elisabeth Boot.

Drew was a kind, caring and fun-loving gentleman. He made friends everywhere he went and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Drew wanted to be a cowboy like John Wayne, but since he was born in the wrong era, he settled for being a police officer. He started his career with the South Lake Lake City Police Department where he retired as a Chief of Police.

Drew was happiest when You can be the poorest man but if you have your family you're rich. he was surrounded by his family, and frequently said "You can be the poorest man, but if you have your family you're rich."

In honor of Drew's love of law enforcement, his family would like to donate to the Davis County FOP Foundation which supports, law enforcement families, and community members in need each year at their annual 'Cops and Kids' Christmas shopping events.

While Drew might no longer be with us, his memory will last forever!

Services

Livestream Service

Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Funeral Service

Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mountain Point 1st Ward
498 E. Hollow Creek
Draper, UT 84020

Burial

Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E. 10600 S.
Sandy, UT 84092

Family

  • Survived By
  • Elisabeth Long, Spouse
  • Lisa Smith, Daughter
  • Jhae Smith, Daughter
  • Denice Stott (Dave), Daughter
  • Candice Black (Brandon), Daughter
  • Randy Long, Brother
  • Tonia Anderson, Sister
  • Pam DeMita, Sister
  • Eleven, Grandchildren
  • Twenty Great, Grandchildren
  • Preceded in Death By
  • Wesley Long, Father
  • Ranee Long, Mother
  • Gary Long, Brother
  • Valene Long, Brother
  • Rick Long, Brother
  • Brenda Long, Sister

Life Story Info

Author

Lisa Smith

Post Date

Jan 18, 2023

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Personal Info

Born

Provo, Utah, United States

Died

Draper, Utah, United States

Cause of Death

IBM - Inclusion Body Myositis and Heart Failure

Age

80

Gender

Male

Religion and Beliefs

Latter-day Saint

Occupation

Law Enforcement

Worked For

  • City of South Salt Lake

Education

  • Associate's
    Brigham Young University
  • FBI Academy
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Guestbook

May you celebrate the amazing family memories you have to enjoy as a family. May God Bless all of you as you go through this process.

Shan Lassig , Draper, UT, US Jan 18, 2023

Timeline


  • 1960
  • Jan 11, 1962

    Married Elisabeth in the Salt Lake Temple