Glen Reed Longhurst, 77, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of May 12, 2021 after a heroic fight against severe pneumonia secondary to COVID-19. Glen – as he was known professionally, Reed - as he was known by family and friends, blessed the lives of so many. With a mind and heart as towering as his stature, he built a legacy of wisdom, love, and service. \nHis was born in Logan, Utah on October 6, 1943 to J. Glen and Ruby Pate Longhurst. He was curious and loved to discover how things worked. He excelled academically throughout his school years. At a height of 6’6”, he was a great addition to the Logan High Grizzly athletic teams. He took his academic and athletic prowess to Utah State University where he was a nationally ranked discus thrower for the track team and earned B.S. and M.S degrees in Mechanical Engineering. While at USU he also became an officer in the Army through the ROTC program. After serving his country as an officer and a civilian, he returned to school to earn his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University. He focused his academic preparation in aerospace and nuclear energy. He was literally a “Rocket Scientist.”\nHis career contributions at the Idaho National Lab included pioneering work in beryllium technology research and tritium safety. In 1995, he and a colleague founded the IEA International Workshop on Beryllium. This organization continues as an industry leader in beryllium research. In 2019, Glen received the Mario Dalle Donne Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Fusion. \nAfter 30 years in Idaho Falls, Idaho at INL he “retired” to his second career as a professor and department chair of the College of Engineering at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah. These 5 years at SUU were some of his most cherished as he helped prepare the next generation of engineers. \nHis faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ was the anchor of his life. His diligent study of scripture and Gospel doctrine helped him gain deep insight and enduring faith in the Lord. As a young man, he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in South Africa. Later, with his wife Jean, he served another mission in Detroit, Michigan. They have maintained wonderful relationships with many of the people they met, loved, and served in Michigan. He was dedicated to serving the Lord to the best of his ability. Throughout his life he served as a Bishop, Bishop’s Counselor, High Councilor, Executive Secretary, Scout Master, and Sunday School teacher. His favorite calling was as a Gospel Doctrine teacher. Family History was a life-long passion for him. At the time of his death, he and Jean were the Directors of the Cedar City Family History Center.\nAs he grew in his career and faith, he grew in his roles as a husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. In 1966, he married Jean Parrish in Logan Utah Temple. “Reed and Jean”, as they are fondly called, wanted a large family and realized that dream through their 9 children - Diane (Doug) Johnson, Linda (Doug) Winn, Charles Longhurst, Brenda (Bret) Christensen, Alan Longhurst, Ryan (Tara) Longhurst, Kevin Longhurst, Collin Longhurst, Bryson Longhurst. Their family grew to include 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, so far. \nGlen Reed is preceded in death by two sons, Charles and Ryan Longhurst, two brothers, John and Grant Longhurst, his parents J. Glen and Ruby Longhurst. Also waiting for him in Heaven were two granddaughters, Emmalie Johnson and Angelyn Christensen. His is survived by his brother LeMar (Cindy) Longhurst, sister-in-law Jackie Longhurst, his precious wife Jean and the rest of the family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.\nA viewing will be held on Friday May 21, 2021 at 12:00 noon at the Equestrian Point Ward 1650 West Center St. (W. University Blvd.) Cedar City, UT 84720. The funeral will follow at 1:30 pm. Burial will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday May 22, 2021 in the Logan City Cemetery 1000 N 1200 E, Logan, UT 84321 under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. 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