William Joseph Heap passed away April 4, 2011, after a long struggle battling cancer.
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He was born March 10, 1939, in Randolph, Utah. His parents were Clarence Joseph and Grace Heap. In 1955, he moved to Montana with his family to start up a family cheese business, and in 1958, Joe helped start Glacier Mountain Cheese in Gallatin Gateway, a place still remembered and loved by many.
He enjoyed listening and playing music and being in good company. He retired in sunny Mesquite, Nev., doing what he loved, playing golf.
He is survived by his children, Joseph Dwayne and Janae Heap, Darryl Dee Heap, and Wendie and Heath Benson; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Renee Robinson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Grace; son, Daniel Heap; brother, Shane Heap; and sisters, Opal Turner and Venna Norris.
Memorial services will be held at noon Saturday, April 16, at the Bedford Chapel in Bedford, Wyo.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Apr. 10, 2011