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Vella D. (Heaps) Durrant

July 17, 1939 ~ June 5, 2018 (age 78)

Vella D. Heaps Durrant passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on June 5, 2018.  She was born July 17, 1939. She is the daughter of Donna Gittins Teany and Albert and Donna Heaps.  She attended Summit Elementary, North Cache Middle School, and graduated from Preston High School in Idaho.

Vella married her sweetheart, Blaine Durrant, on June 20, 1958 in the Logan LDS Temple.  They were the parents of four children who loved them dearly.

Vella worked in the Lewiston Drug Store and in the Hamilton Drug Store in Jerome, Idaho.  She will be best remembered for her countless years as the Lewiston Librarian.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  She loved serving with the Young Women and as the Relief Society President in her ward.  Later in life, she and Blaine served a mission at the Richmond Seminary with the special needs youth.

Vella loved life and loved to laugh.  Her smile was infectious.  Everyone loved to be around her and she made everyone feel special and loved.

She is preceded in death by two infant sons, her parents: Donna Gittins Teany, Albert and Donna Heaps, her in-laws: Thomas and Norma Durrant, and by her sisters: Shirley (Steve) Gracek, Alberta (Maurice-deceased) Mather, and Faye Skablund.

She is survived by her husband, Blaine Durrant, her children: Sue (Kurt) Mitton, Bob (Bev) Durrant, Darren (Tanya) Durrant, Steven Durrant, 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and her siblings: Mary (Sam-deceased) Ritter, Maureen (Carlos) Elwood, Nancy (Don) Hobbs, Carol (Ken) Smith, Kent (Mary Lou) Heaps, and Kevin (Chris) Heaps.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Lewiston 4th Ward building, 16 South Main Street, in Lewiston Utah.  A viewing will be held Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Webb Funeral Home, 1005 South 800 East, in Preston Idaho and prior to services on Monday from 10:00 to 11:30 at the church.  Interment will be in the Lewiston Cemetery.  Memories and  condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com

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