|Birth: ||Nov. 29, 1923|
Box Elder County
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 2009|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Fae Stokes Heslop, 85, died in Salt Lake City on March 21, 2009.
She was born November 29, 1923 in Harper, Box Elder County, Utah to Joseph A. and Georgiana Petersen Stokes.
She grew up on the family farm and was the youngest of seven children. She graduated from Box Elder High School in 1941. She was a student leader and involved in many activities including speech and drama. She maintained a keen interest in the Class of 1941.
Fae met J Malan Heslop at Weber College and they were married in the Salt Lake Temple on May 1, 1944. J served in the military and Fae worked at the Boy Scout office in Ogden, Utah.
After World War II ended, they lived in Logan, Utah. J attended Utah State Agricultural College. Fae worked in the purchasing department of the college. They moved to Salt Lake City in 1948 when J joined the Deseret News staff. Fae was active in genealogy research, temple work, and writing family histories.
She published an annual Stokes family history, and she and J published a two-volume autobiography called "Doubletree Adventure." (Doubletree, a farm word meaning "an equalizing bar used with a team of work horses.")
Fae was devoted to her family and had an abiding faith in Jesus Christ. She was a hostess at Temple Square and served in leadership and teaching positions for Primary, Young Women and Relief Society in both Pioneer and Salt Lake Stakes.
Fae worked for a time at BYU Salt Lake Center for Continuing Education, and served with J, president of the Illinois Chicago North Mission from 1981-1983. Upon her return, she was then called as president of the Salt Lake Stake Relief Society.
Fae was active in PTA, community service and was an election judge for many years. Fae enjoyed hobbies of making stained glass items, photography, traveling, and walking.
Her philosophy was: "Life is good, filled with treasures, pleasures and blessings. Family, church, and friends are most important. The choice is mine. I can be as happy as I choose. I believe in God and a glorious hereafter."
She is survived by her husband, five children - Paul (Peggy), Lyn Lynch (Jerry), Scott (Becky), Ann Coleman (Dean), Don (Lydia), and 18 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by granddaughter Jennifer Lyn Osmond.
Funeral Services will be held in the Ensign Peak Ward Chapel, 125 East North Sandrun Road, on Thursday, March 26 at 12 noon. Viewings will be held at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple Street, on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. and from 10-11:40 a.m. at the Ensign Peak Ward Building prior to the services.
Internment will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News from 3/24/2009 - 3/25/2009.
Joseph Alfred Stokes (1879 - 1956)
Georgiana Stokes (1882 - 1963)
J Malan Heslop (1923 - 2011)*
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Mar 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35094023
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