Larkin Mortuary - Salt Lake City
260 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT
J Malan Heslop 1923 ~ 2011 J Malan Heslop (88) died July 29, 2011. He was born June 18, 1923, at Taylor, Weber County, Utah, to Jesse and Zella Malan Heslop. He grew up on the family farm in West Weber, graduated from Weber High School in 1941. His interest was photography. While at L.A. City college, J enlisted as an Army Combat Photographer and served in Europe during World War II. J met Fae Stokes at Weber College in 1941, and they were married May 1, 1944, in the Salt Lake Temple. Discharged from the Army in November 1945, J enrolled in Utah State Agricultural College (now USU). He established a photo studio and worked as a free-lance photographer. Upon graduation in 1948, J joined the photography staff at the Deseret News. J and Fae are the parents of five children, Paul, Lyn, Scott, Ann, and Don. J and Fae served in the LDS Salt Lake 26th ward, where J became bishop, and later served in the Pioneer Stake presidency. In 1964 they built a home in Ensign Downs. J served on the YMMIA general board and in 1967 became president of Salt Lake Stake. Other callings included Regional Representative, Mission President, Stake Patriarch, and various ward and stake callings. He was devoted to the Church J headed the photo department at the Deseret News until 1968 when he became editor of the Church News with emphasis on world-wide coverage. He became managing editor at the Deseret News in 1976 and retired in 1988. He and Dell Van Orden co-authored more than a dozen books and plays. He was a leader in establishing the Ensign Peak Nature Park and has enjoyed his family, travel, and life with his wife, Fae. She died March 21, 2009. Survived by five children Paul (Peggy), Lyn Lynch (Jerry), Scott (Becky), Ann Coleman (Dean), Don (Lydia) and 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and granddaughter, Jennifer Lyn Osmond. A viewing will be held Thursday, August 4, 6-8 p.m., at Larkin Mortuary (260 East South Temple). Funeral services will be in the Ensign Peak Ward chapel (125 East North Sandrun Road) on Friday, August 5, at 12 noon, with a viewing 10:45-11:45 a.m. Interment Salt Lake City Cemetery. On-line condolences at www.larkincares.com

Published by Deseret News from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2011.
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I am saddened to hear of his passing, but glad to see that he continued all through his life by helping others and lived a full life with his wife and family. I knew him and Fae in the Capital Hill 2nd Ward in the 60's. What a wonderful couple they were, I never forgot them. May the family continue their wonderful legacy of service.
Dave Ashton
August 8, 2011
Paul, Peggy, Brandon, Allison, and Arlee....I am very sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.-Amanda B
August 8, 2011
Ann, Dean and family. We wish to express our deepest sympathy to you at this time with the passing of your father and grandfather.

Ted and Linnita Proctor, West Valley City
August 6, 2011
We were saddened to learn of President Heslop's passing, but are releived for him and so grateful for the opportunity to have known him. His life was one long lesson in applied Christianity -- so many worthwhile projects; so much good done that he didn't have to do, but did anyway; so many lives affected for the good. May the Lord bless you all abundantly at this time. Thank you for sharing your great dad.
Stephen and Corinne Sorenson
Russia Moscow Mission
Stephen Sorenson
August 6, 2011
I remember J so well as he worked with my dad (Theron Liddle) at the Deseret News for many years. I think many of the Christmas pictures of our family were taken by him. My sympathies on your loss. He was an awesome man.
Linda L. Bartholomew
Linda Bartholomew
August 5, 2011
What a wonderful man! We loved him as our stake president and all of you as his examplary family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With love,
Marché Morrell Altom
August 5, 2011
Paul and Peggy- I want to express my deepest sympathy at the passing of your father-
Alan Talbot
August 5, 2011
J will be sorely missed by those of us whom he touched in this life. He was a mentor to me early in my career, at the Deseret News and Church News. He passed on wisdom and practical knowledge I have taught and shared as a journalism instructor, freelancer, and editor at the LDS Church magazines for most my career. J was genuine, caring, and enough of a friend to be honest with you when you needed it, but still kind about it. Those of us blessed to know him can only hope we may be able to share some of what we learned from him.
Don Searle
August 5, 2011
I express my sincere sympathy at the passing of President Heslop. I especially remember Bro Heslop when he was a photographer with the Church News .He covered the Tabernacle Choir trips and I was a member. It was nice having someone from my neighborhood to share these special occassions. Living in his ward meant learning of his great and steady faith. Many times he was a home teacher with my sons and we loved his yearly pineapple which he gave to us at Christmas. He was a friend to me in times of trial and will be missed by all of us.
Dianne McKee
August 5, 2011
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