Melva Prestwich Heaps6/13/1928 ~ 2/29/2012Melva Prestwich Heaps, passed away on February 29, 2012 at the age of 83, in Provo, Utah, of causes incident to age.Melva was born June 13, 1928 in Orem, Utah to Leland K. and Leona Huff Prestwich. She married DeLynn Heaps on November 19, 1947 in the Salt Lake Temple, by Joseph Fielding Smith. They celebrated their 64th anniversary in November 2011. They are the parents of six children. Melva graduated from Lincoln High School. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved serving in many callings and capacities in the Church. She was a fulltime homemaker devoting her time and efforts towards raising her children, which she considered her greatest accomplishment. She loved to watch her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in sporting events. Melva and DeLynn loved to travel, and traveled throughout the United States and the world.Her husband and partner in all things, DeLynn, has taken care of Melva throughout her long illness with devotion, passion, patience and love.Melva is survived by her husband, DeLynn and their six children: Larry (Mimi) Heaps, Brent Heaps, Steve (Susie) Heaps, Debbie (Bruce) McAllister, Jon (Kelli) Heaps, Scott (Patrice) Heaps, 27 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren as well as her sisters Lois (Ted) Miller, Carol (David) Glazier, and her sister in law, Kenna (Frank) Holm. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters: Ila her husband LaVell Heaps, Bonnie Wright, and by her brother Byron Prestwich.The family would like to thank Envision Home Health and Hospice for their loving care the past few months.Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Edgemont Stake Center, 303 West 3700 North, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at Walker Sanderson Mortuary, 646 East 800 North, Orem, Utah on Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 6:00 To 8:00 p.m., and on Friday prior to the funeral from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery.
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