She married the love of her life, James Allen Heap, on June 29, 1948 in the St. George LDS Temple. They had seven children whom they loved very much: Roy, Maxine, Colleen, Charles, David, James and Tawna.
Utahna was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved horses, watching the Jazz and spending time with her family whether it was going camping, playing games, or going out for ice cream. She spent a lot of time reading, crocheting and doing genealogy work.
Utahna was loved by everyone who knew her, and will be greatly missed.
Utahna is survived by her children Colleen (Les) Topham of Richfield, Utah, Charles Heap of Ogden, Utah, David R. (JaNae) Heap of Brigham City, Utah, James A. Jr. (Jolynn) Heap of American Fork, Utah, and Tawna Thomas of Erda, Utah; along with 28 wonderful grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, James Allen Heap; her parents Luther and Eliza Hardy; her son Roy Allen Heap; daughter Maxine Heap; granddaughter Michelle Heap; son-in-law William R. Thomas; her brothers, Floyd, David, James, LaMar, Alden and Elden Hardy; and sisters, Mildred, Cleo and Maxine.
Funeral services were Saturday, June 23 at the Parowan 2nd Ward, 85 W. Center Street in Parowan, Utah. Viewings were Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23, both at the church. Interment was in the Parowan City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent at www.sumortuary.com.