Val W Draper and Kathleen Lee Draper, our loving parents, grandparents, brother, sister, and daughter, returned home to their Heavenly Father on May 6, 2012 after living 63 amazing years full of love.
Val was born on March 1, 1949 in Heber City, UT to Richard and Helen Draper. He grew up in Midway and loved the Heber Valley. Val enjoyed being in the outdoors, gardening, and being around animals and taught his children to love them too. His motto was to "Work Hard, Play Hard, and Have Fun." He will be remembered as a loyal friend, a Bishop, a public servant, a devoted father and the "tickle grandpa."
Kathy was born on December 1, 1948 in Heber City, UT to Kenneth and Shirley Lee. She grew up in Heber City and believed Heber Valley was the only place to live. Kathy was an avid reader and enjoyed the outdoors with her family. She taught her children by example to always put family first. She will be remembered as a sweet servant of God, full of charity, a devoted selfless mother, and the best grandma anyone could hope for.
Val and Kathy were high school sweethearts. After Val served in the Northern States Mission, they were married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on November 13, 1970.
Kathy is survived by her mother Shirley Lee of Heber City, sister Peggy (Pete) Probst, sister Cindy (Doug) Clyde, and brother Russell (Susan) Lee. Val is survived by brother Leon Draper and brother Carl (Geri) Draper. They are jointly survived by their eight children Cody (Natalie) Draper, Amy (Duff) Johnson, Nikki (Steve) Staheli, Lesa (Steve) Hough, Tracie (Dave) Bramhall, Brady (Angie) Draper, Casey (Lindsay) Draper, Carrie (Shane) Hunter and 21 beautiful grandchildren.
Preceded in death by parents Richard and Helen Draper and Kenneth Lee and granddaughter Kinzie Johnson. Followed closely in death by granddaughter Quincy Lee Draper.
Please join us as we express our love and honor them and their granddaughter Quincy Draper. Viewings will be held on Friday, May 11, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Heber Stake Center located at 550 East 500 North and also on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be at the Midway Cemetery.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.olpinhoopes.com
Published in Deseret News on May 9, 2012