Laurel Ann "Lol" Hunt was born on December 4, 1958 to Robert George Hunt and Lavon Goldie Longmore Hunt. She grew up in the Rose Park area of Salt Lake City and attended West High School. She had three older brothers, an older sister and one younger brother. She was known to her family as Lolly, Lollypop or Tall Lol.
Lol became a mother at a young age. She had three children, Becca, Jeff and Tyler. She sacrificed a lot to be a mom and she loved her kids very much. She was grandmother to eight. She always liked to put goodie bags together for the grandkids and fill them with treats and trinkets. She was also known as the fun aunt and enjoyed spending time with all of her family.
She started working for Mountain Bell in 1980 in directory assistance. She worked for the phone company her entire adult life until she had to take a medical retirement in 2003. Her job took her from Salt Lake City, to Phoenix, to Tucson and then back to Utah again. She made many close friends in her years at work.
Lol loved animals and always had a pet. She even collected stuffed animals and used them as decorations in her house. She had a warped sense of humor and was always teasing those around her. She was also known to tell a dirty joke or two. Lol was famous for making salsa and bean dip. Chips and salsa was probably her favorite thing to eat. She was not known to cook much otherwise, except for the cakes she made for her friends' special birthdays. Throughout her life, Lol was very athletic and enjoyed playing many sports, including basketball, volleyball and softball. She participated in gymnastics as a teenager. She loved music and going out dancing with her friends, especially line dancing. She enjoyed reading fiction and doing cross stitch. In her later years, she spent many hours playing cards with her mom and dad and anyone else who would play.
Although she grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, she was not always active. But in her late thirties, she became active again and was able to go to the temple. Her favorite calling that she ever had was being a Cub Scout leader. She had so much fun with the boys. She was also able to serve in the Jordan River Temple for several years before her health did not allow it anymore.
In 1997, Lol's life took a turn when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She has fought hard for the last twenty-four years and she has been through more than anybody should have to go through. Lolly passed away peacefully on November 8. After struggling for so many years, her mind and body are now at rest.
Lol is survived by her children, Becca (Eric) Stradling, Jeff (Erin) Anderson, and Tyler Wagner, eight grandchildren, Robby, Rylan, Amelia, Kambree, Ben, Evy, Aiden and Cru, her siblings Blair (Sue), Dennis (Cris), Randy (Chris), Sandra (Tom) Branch, and Scott (Danna), and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and all her beloved pets. Her family looks forward to the day when they can all be together again.
Viewing - Monday November 15th 10am
Funeral Service - Monday November 15th 11am
Anderson & Goff Mortuary
11859 S 700 East
Draper, UT 84020
Lehi City Cemetery
1525 N 600 E
Lehi, UT 84043
Enter near the SW corner of the cemetery off 400 E & 1000 N