Robert Stanford Heaps

April 6, 1941January 9, 2021

Robert Stanford Heaps peacefully passed away at home, surrounded by his children, on Saturday, January 9th, 2021. Just 8 short weeks after the passing of his wife, Carolyn.

Robert was born on April 6th, 1941 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Robert and Eva Heaps. He was a faithful member of the LDS Church and severed a mission in Florida, where he met our Mom Carolyn. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple and together they had 8 children.

Robert was a hardworking, devoted husband and father. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and working on hot rod trucks.

Robert, alongside his brother Paul, successfully owned and operated Glaus Bakery, one of Utah’s best bakeries, for over 40-years. The bakery was a place that not only brought our family, but many families together and was a place where great memories were made. Robert was best known for his famous finger sandwiches, which all his grandkids enjoyed.

Robert is survived by his children: Rob Heaps (Jeni), Carl Heaps (Jill), Kimberly Heaps, Kelly Alba (Brian), Corey Heaps (Diane), Heather Lloyd (Josh -Deceased), Michael Heaps (Stacy) and Kasey Heaps. He has 21 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren with the 4th great grandchild due to arrive this month. Robert is also survived by his siblings: Paul Heaps (Jean), Kendall Heaps (Richelle), Judy Anderson (Pete) and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Carolyn. His parents, Robert “Bob” and Eva Heaps and his Son-In-Law Josh Lloyd.

Dad, we know who the 9th child is.

All Because Two Fell in love… Dad, we love and will miss you greatly.

A Private Funeral service will be held at Wasatch Lawn and Memorial

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Heaps family.


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021



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Sheryl Chewning

January 16, 2021

Rob, Carl, Kimberly, Kelly, Heather, Corey, Michael, and Kasey,
My heart is hurting with you my cousins in Utah. I have such great memories of going down to Granny's house in Melbourne when ya'll lived here in Florida. I loved going to the Heaps a Burger and getting the Tacos and going swimming at Melbourne Beach and the in the pond at Granny's back yard. I remember your dad and Rob fishing in the canal by Granny's. I joined the church because of the great example that your parents set for us and because of Granny and Grandpa. Your dad gave me the lessons and baptized me when I was 12 on my moms birthday. Even though we have been miles apart, we felt like we were close to you guys through the Christmas cards with the updates on your families and the weekly phone calls to Mary and to your mom. I have always admired your dad as a man of honor and integrity with good values and principles. He always stood up for what was right. He truly had a life well lived. Know that your Florida family is here and loves you guys even though we are miles apart.....Sheryl

Sheryl and June Chewning

January 16, 2021

Rob, Carl, Kimberly, Kelly, Heather, Corey, Kasey, Michael, Paul, Kendall, Judy, and the rest of the Heaps Family,
We have always admired your dad because of the great man that he was. He truly lived his life as an example to all of us. We became close to Robert when he owned the Heaps a Burger and hired my sisters, RubyJo and Carlene . RubyJo was in the kitchen and Carlene was the car hop who would get lost in the parking lot trying to find whose order belonged to who. Robert told them that my dad did not pay him enough to keep them employed! LOL Loved his great sense of humor. Mary later worked there if I remember correctly. We loved him very much because he was also good to all of us sisters and our mom and dad. We will miss both Carolyn and Robert very much. To all of our Utah family, know that your Florida family loves you very much and we are hurting with you.....June

Dorothy Neddo

January 15, 2021

It was a joy to go to the bakery and see Robert working his magic. Everything looked and smelled so good, it was hard to decide what to buy! You always bought more than you came for! Robert was handsome, charming and kind! I got to know his wonderful son, Corey as he and my son Christopher grew to be best friends. My sympathy, love and prayers for the Heaps family at this sad time of losing both a mother and father! My heart goes out to you! Dorothy Neddo