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 Willard Lloyd Heaps

Willard Lloyd Heaps

Saint Anthony, Fremont County, Idaho, USA
Death 23 Oct 2011 (aged 75)
Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Alpine, Utah County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 79356883 · View Source
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Willard Lloyd Heaps, 75, of Alpine, passed away on October 23, 2011 after a long battle with complications of diabetes.

He was born August 29, 1936 in St. Anthony, Idaho to Thomas Levi Heaps and Julia Isabella Kershaw.

He spent his childhood in Alpine, Utah, and graduated from American Fork High School in 1954. He served in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1957 as a jet engine mechanic.

He married Charlene Brown on April 4, 1958 in Alpine, Utah. They are the parents of four children. They were later divorced.

He graduated from Weber State University in 1969. He attended Brigham Young University in the Graduate School of Public Administration.

Willard joined the Salt Lake Police Department in 1959 and retired as a Major (Assistant Chief) in 1988 after nearly thirty years of service. He joined the Garden City, Idaho Police Department as Chief of Police in 1989 and served in that capacity until 1993.

He returned to Alpine, where he met and married Merlynne Strong Hoggan on December 10, 1994 in the Provo Temple.

He was a High Priest in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and served in various Church callings including Elders Quorum and High Priest Group Leadership, and Ward Clerk. He was a devoted Home Teacher. He was known for his honesty, devotion to duty, and sense of humor.

Willard is survived by his wife, Merlynne, and children, Terri Heaps, Lane (Roslyn) Heaps, Corey (Carolyn) Heaps, Julie (Rob) Shiner, Leisa (Michael) Frost, Kent (Jackie) Hoggan, Hilary (Jeff) Bench, Ron (Meaghan) Hoggan, Steven (Daniela) Hoggan, Nicole (Travis) Hunsaker, and Susanne (Sean) Beck, thirty-four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Julia Devey of Roseburg, Oregon, and a brother, Clift (Janet) Heaps of Alpine, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters Pauline, Joe, Melba, Gene, and Elmer, and a granddaughter, Marie Amie Heaps.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2011 in the Deerfield Ward Chapel, 680 North Eagleview Drive, Alpine, Utah. Family and friends may call on Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork, Utah, and at the church on Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the services.
Burial will be in the Alpine City Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News on October 27, 2011.

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  • Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
  • Added: 27 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79356883
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Willard Lloyd Heaps (29 Aug 1936–23 Oct 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79356883, citing Alpine City Cemetery, Alpine, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Ryan D. Curtis (contributor 46858513) .