With his family by his side Vance Marvin Heslop passed away peacefully returning home to live with his Heavenly Parents on Monday December 18, 2023 at the age of 69 following complications from a series of strokes. Vance was full of life, knew how to have a good time and made friends everywhere he went. A legend of his own kind and will be missed by many.

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Vance was born on August 6, 1954 in Ogden, Utah to Marvin Spencer Heslop and Emma Kathryn Maw Heslop. The second of four children. Vance grew up in Ogden and attended Ben Lomond High School.

He sincerely loved his Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, continually striving to live a good life and serve others. Vance served two full time missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served in the South Dakota Rapid City Mission as a young man. After his mission he married Terri Jean Merrell and they had four children together. He later served in the Nauvoo, Illinois mission with his former wife Nancy L Heslop. He loved working with the teams of horses, giving tours and building handcarts. Vance made lasting friendships with fellow missionaries from both missions that would bless his life for years.

Vance deeply loved his children, their spouses and grandchildren. He wasn’t shy about telling them how proud he was of them and how much he loved them. Supporting them in all they did.

Many things brought joy and happiness to his life including PRCA rodeos which he attended faithfully including judging 28 in one summer, umpiring USA Softball of Utah, working on his brother in law’s ranch in WY working cattle off the mountain being a true cowboy, horse races, golfing (achieving 2 hole-in-ones recently going out on top of his game!).

He introduced his family to many of these things, raising them to appreciate a good rodeo, teaching them to ski and golf, providing opportunities for endless amounts of pets, which was not just about the pets but about learning to find a good deal, the art of bartering and embarking on an adventure . Vance was always on a new adventure certain his family was up for it too! He had a talent for remembering people’s names, places, movies and songs. He had a love for music being gifted with a talent for singing and playing the piano. He loved cars and owned many spending years in the car business. He found great pride in starting his own freight trucking company and worked hard to make it successful.

In memory of Vance, gather your loved ones and attend a rodeo this summer, play a game of golf, enjoy a musical event or sit around and tell a good story.

He will be missed, but his memory will live on by those who loved him most and knew him best.

A memorial open house will be held on Saturday January 13, 2024 from 2 - 4:00pm.

Located at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

205 South Angel Street, Kaysville, Utah 84037

He is survived by his four children Brandon Heslop, Melissa (Kevin) Beykirch, Stephanie (Kelly) Gines, Jonathon (Julee) Heslop and 17 grandchildren.

and siblings Kathryn Carter, Chad Heslop and Matt Heslop

Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
205 South Angel Street
Kaysville , UT 84037

Family

  • Survived By
  • Brandon Heslop, Son
  • Melissa Beykirch, Daughter
  • Stephanie Gines, Daughter
  • Jonathon Heslop, Son

Life Story Info

Post Date

Jan 03, 2024

Personal Info

Born

Ogden, Utah, United States

Died

Kaysville, Utah, United States

Cause of Death

Illness

Age

69

Gender

Male

Religion and Beliefs

Latter-day Saint

Education

  • Associate's
    Weber State University
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Vance was a dear friend from the very beginning, way back 50 years ago in the mission field. So many similar interests between us. He was truly a brother from another mother!! Love you, Vance, and will miss you and your smile but you are and always will be branded well into my memories!! Think of the stories we will tell of your jokes and exploits!

Lee Burningham , Blanding, UT, US Jan 03, 2024

Vance was a dear friend from the very beginning, way back 50 years ago in the mission field. So many similar interests between us. He was truly a brother from another mother!! Love you, Vance, and will miss you and your smile but you are and always will be branded well into my memories!! Think of the stories we will tell of your jokes and exploits!

Lee Burningham , Blanding, UT, US Jan 03, 2024

Vance was a dear friend from the very beginning, way back 50 years ago in the mission field. So many similar interests between us. He was truly a brother from another mother!! Love you, Vance, and will miss you and your smile but you are and always will be branded well into my memories!! Think of the stories we will tell of your jokes and exploits!

Lee Burningham , Blanding, UT, US Jan 03, 2024

Vance was a dear friend from the very beginning, way back 50 years ago in the mission field. So many similar interests between us. He was truly a brother from another mother!! Love you, Vance, and will miss you and your smile but you are and always will be branded well into my memories!! Think of the stories we will tell of your jokes and exploits!

Lee Burningham , Blanding, UT, US Jan 03, 2024

So sorry to hear of Vance’s passing. I will always remember the fun times as kids and teens at family get togethers when we would come from California. I remember our correspondence when he was on his mission. Although I have not seen him in a long time, he is still my cousin and I will cherish the memories. May your family find peace and comfort in your memories and in the gospel plan. Till we meet again….

Annette Heslop , St. George, UT, US Jan 03, 2024

So sorry to hear of Vance’s passing. I will always remember the fun times as kids and teens at family get togethers when we would come from California. I remember our correspondence when he was on his mission. Although I have not seen him in a long time, he is still my cousin and I will cherish the memories. May your family find peace and comfort in your memories and in the gospel plan. Till we meet again….

Annette Heslop , St. George, UT, US Jan 03, 2024

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