9/24/1995 ~ 9/19/2012
Heather Probst, age 16, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012 in Salt Lake City at the Primary Children's Hospital after a six-year battle with Leukemia.
Heather was born September 24, 1995 in Tampa, Florida, the daughter of Marc and Roxanne Probst. She grew up in Holladay, Utah and attended Bonneville Jr. High School, and she was a student at Cottonwood High School. She was a singer and dancer who loved everyone, and everyone loved her. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a Laurel in the Heughs Canyon Ward Young Women's organization.
Heather has a great love of the Savior spoke of that love often. She loved to go with her young women's group to plant the bulbs at the Salt Lake LDS Temple each fall and loved to see the flowers in the spring. She would kiss each bulb as she planted them. She loved her brothers and sisters and was the glue that held us all together.
Heather cheered her heart out at University of Utah football games, especially for their mascot, Swoop who has shown a special love for Heather. She kept the Utah spirit alive at home when she played marching band songs at full volume for everyone to hear. Her wishes for the future included having Rapunzel-length hair, owning a dog like Bolt, and serving a mission. Heather and her smile will always be missed and remembered by all who knew her. We know she is still taking care of us now, especially her mom.
She is survived by her parents; Marc and Roxanne, and her brothers and sisters; Libby, Greg (Danie), Nichelle and Megan. Grandmothers; Brookie Swallow and Betty Probst. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers; Grover Swallow and Gerald Probst.
Services will be held on Heather's birthday, Monday, September 24, 2012 at 12:00 Noon in the Heughs Canyon Ward Chapel (6301 South 2300 East)with Bishop David Johnson presiding. The family will meet with friends Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the Heughs Canyon Ward Chapel from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and again on Monday from 10:00 to 11:45 AM. Burial will be in the Holladay cemetery following services.
We give special thanks to the Doctors, nurses and staff of Primary Children's Hospital who gave such tender care to Heather and our family. Heather had an infectious smile - even during her greatest trials it was there to uplift other. Heather loved everyone and was so grateful for the love that so many friends, family, teachers, care givers and so many others gave her.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Cure Search at http://www.curesearchwalk.org/saltlakecity/teamheather
Flowers can be delivered to Larkin Mortuary 260 E. South Temple.
Published in Deseret News on September 21, 2012