18 February 2008

In Memory of Jolene Heaps

I recieved some very sad news last night. The mother of one of my best, and lifelong friends, Jared, passed away. The Heaps home was a second home to me all through my growing up. My mom and Jolene used to take Jared and I to the park together to play when we were babies. That's how far back we go. All those times spent at his home, eating Jolene's amazing home cooking, seem so recent. And yet, her mortal journey has concluded. That was fast. And so it will be for each of us. I'm lost in thought today contemplating how I want what may be, the last half of my life, to be. And Jared, Jeff, Chris, or anyone else named Heaps... if you are reading this, my heart goes out to you guys. I know how much you treasured her.

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Jolene Miller Heaps
LOGAN, Utah - Jolene Miller Heaps returned to her Heavenly Father after her courageous battle with cancer. She passed away on Feb. 14, 2008, at her home in Logan. Jolene met her sweetheart, Lynn R Heaps, at the old Logana Pool, and they spent 46 wonderful years together. They lived in Cache Valley their whole lives and have lived in the same home for the last 37 years. She was the best person anyone knew. Everyone she came in contact with she loved, and they loved her. She was the best example of Christ-like love any of us knew. She spent her days serving her family and friends, as well as serving in many capacities in the LDS Church. For many years, she worked at the Logan Temple as a baker, where her famous cinnamon rolls were a big hit. Jolene loved her family. She centered her life around them, and they adored her. She loved to get together with her family and would do so as often as possible. They would gather, reminisce and laugh at the life they had shared.
She missed her mother, who passed in 2000, very much and looked forward to seeing her again someday. We are sure they are having a very happy reunion now. She is survived by her husband, Lynn R Heaps; her four children, JaLynn Covert, Hyrum, JanaLee Johnson, Providence, Jeffrey Lynn(Caron) Heaps, Smithfield, and Jared Ray(Marissa) Heaps, Nibley; as well as by nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; siblings Dona Rae Christoffersen, Logan, Karen(Dennis) Taggart, Salt Lake City, and Scott(Cherilyn) Miller, Smithfield. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dona Miller, and her father, Ray Miller. Mother, we miss you. We promise to have "Love at home" and look forward to being a family together forever.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Logan Stake Center, 940 Three Point Ave. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center Street in Logan, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to services on Tuesday at the church. Interment will be at the Logan City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenmortuaries.net
The family of Jolene would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to Dr. Ali Ben- Jacob and his wonderful staff and everyone who has offered their condolences and support in this difficult time.

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