Our precious little heart warrior, Hope Melissa Larkin, finished her fight against Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome in the early morning hours of Monday, October 31, 2016. Hope began her earthly journey on Friday, October 14, 2016, the daughter of Nicholas Neil and Melissa Sharples Larkin. She was called home by our Heavenly Father far too soon for our understanding but we find comfort in knowing she is now in His arms and no longer suffering. She has finished her course, fought a good fight, and earned her angel wings.

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Hope is survived by her parents, big brother Paul Robert, and big sister Ava Rose. She is also survived by adoring grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins, friends and all those lives she has touched. Hope was and will always be an inspiration to many around the world.

Our family would like to acknowledge and thank the caring staff at the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital for all their love, deep devotion and care for Hope and our family. We do so with sincere hearts, more 5. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 than words can offer.

We thank every single one of you who have followed Hope and our family. To conclude her journey, we will be holding public funeral services on Saturday, November 5th, at 3:00 pm at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South) Sandy, Utah. Public viewings will take place on Friday from 6-8pm at the Taylorsville Gardens 2nd Ward Building, 4252 South Bennion Road, and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the mortuary. Interment will take place at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery.


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Larkin Mortuary

Life Story Info


Nick larkin

Post Date

Sep 28, 2018

Personal Info


Salt Lake City, Utah, United States


Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Cause of Death

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome


17 days



Religion and Beliefs

Latter-day Saint
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I am sorry. She is lovely. Bless the Larkin family. May you be together again to raise your little one with likely a big heart and spirit!

Julia Simmons , Orem, UT, US Jul 03, 2019


You got your body when you were born,

We’ll see you resurrection morn’!

Pete Czerny , Pleasant Grove , UT, US Mar 29, 2019

I just wanted to tell you I am so sorry for your lose. She looks like such a beautiful little girl and i cant imagine having to go through something like that myself. It helps remind me to love every moment with those around me. Thank you for posting this!

Jesse , Lehi, UT, US Oct 18, 2018


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  • Jun 1, 2016

    The day we found out Hope had a heart defect (21 weeks gestation)

  • Oct 15, 2016

    First day Hope’s siblings got to meet her

  • Oct 17, 2016

    Hope’s open heart surgey (Norwood)