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Albert Heaps

  • Birth 30 Apr 1914 Smithfield, Cache County, Utah, USA
  • Death 25 Aug 2004 North Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Smithfield, Cache County, Utah, USA
  • Plot c_70_14
  • Memorial ID 37731608

Son of George Heaps and Sarah Lavina Olney

Married to Donna Rose Gittins, 6 Oct 1936, Smithfield, Cache, Utah
Children: Shirley Ellen Gracek, Vella D Durrant, and Alberta Mather

Married to Donna Godfrey, 29 Nov 1952, Winnemucca, Humboldt, Nevada
Children: Albert Kent Heaps, and Kevin George Heaps

Step Children: Mary Alyce Riter, Carole Smith, Donna Faye Skabelund, Wally Maureen Elwood, and Nansi Lea Hobbs

Albert Heaps, 90, died on Aug. 25, 2004.

He was born on April 30, 1914, in Smithfield, to George and Sarah Lavina Olney Heaps. He attended Smithfield Elementary and North Cache High School. As a young man, he worked on the family farm. He always talked of the wonderful times with his dad and brothers on the farm and the bond of love that developed between them.

He married Donna Godfrey on Nov. 29, 1952, in Winnemucca, Nev. Albert and Donna were sealed in the Logan LDS Temple on Dec. 9, 1964. Donna had five daughters from a previous marriage, and Albert had three daughters from a previous marriage as well. Albert loved and raised these girls. Albert and Donna were also blessed with two loving sons.

Albert was an avid fisherman. One of his favorite pastimes was fishing with his girls and especially his two sons. He loved spending time with his family. He worked at the defense depot and Remington Arms during World War II. He later became a skilled carpenter, being known as the "best of the best" by many of his peers. He worked as a carpenter for 50 years. Albert was member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 184. He worked on large construction jobs throughout Utah, the United States and overseas. He worked on projects such as the McKay Dee Hospital, the Folsom Dam in California and airbases in Algiers. He always looked forward to construction projects close to home so that he could be with his family.

Albert was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He supported both sons on LDS missions. He served as a faithful home teacher for many years and a temple worker for six years in the Logan LDS Temple. At the time of his passing, he was a high priest in the Smithfield 14th Ward.

He is survived by his two sons, Kent (Mary Lou) Heaps of Lakewood, Calif., and Kevin (Chris) Heaps of Logan; three daughters, Shirley (Steve) Gracek of Denver, Colo., Vella (Blaine) Durrant of Lewiston and Alberta (Maurice) Mather of Smithfield; and five stepdaughters, Mary (Sam) Riter of South Ogden, Carole (Ken) Smith of Sandy, Faye Skabelund of Mesa, Ariz., Maureen (Carlos) Elwood of Ogden and Nansi (Don) Hobbs of Mesa, Ariz.
He was the last surviving member of a large family. He was preceded in death by his wife; sister, Vella (Marlow) Woodward; brothers, Alvin, George, Golden, Orrie, Orvil and Willard; stepsister, Sarah Mae Downs (Joseph) Read; and stepbrothers, Bill and Roscoe. He had 50 grandchildren, 100 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff of VistaCare Hospice. A special thank you to Peggy Wolfley, Royella Smith and Dr. Kevin Duke for their support and love throughout this process. They were always just a phone call away. A special thank you to the staff at Angie's Restaurant for years of great service and for keeping Dad well fed since Mom passed away in April.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 30, in the Smithfield LDS 2nd Ward Chapel, 175 S. 100 West, in Smithfield, with Bishop Steven Jenson conducting. Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29, at Nelson Funeral Home, 85 S. Main, Smithfield, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at the church. Interment will be in the Smithfield Cemetery. Condolences may be extended to the family online at

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  • Originally Created by: SMSmith
  • Added: 31 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37731608
  • Burnt Almond Fudge
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Heaps (30 Apr 1914–25 Aug 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37731608, citing Smithfield City Cemetery, Smithfield, Cache County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Burnt Almond Fudge (contributor 46857451) .