Derryll Leo Heaton

August 10, 1935 – January 29, 2023

Derryll Leo Heaton passed away peacefully at his home in Coalville, Utah surrounded by family,
on Sunday, January 29, 2023. He was a devoted father, husband, and grandpa. Even in his
final days he had a smile, which will be cherished by us all.

Derryll was born on April 10, 1935 in Moccasin, Arizona. He was the third youngest child of
Christopher and May Heaton. He spent all but the last 10 years of his life in Moccasin, his own
piece of heaven on earth. Knowing he would be close to family was the only way he reluctantly
left Moccasin. He had no idea of how grateful he would be for the new friendships that came his
way while living in Coalville. He worked at Kaibab Industries for over 30 years where he
became a skilled forklift operator. Derryll enjoyed yard work, detail oriented tasks, driving, visits
from family and friends and traveling with his sweetheart. In reality, he could enjoy anything, as
long as Inge was by his side.

Derryll served a three year mission in Hong Kong for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints. He was among the first few missionaries to serve in Hong Kong and traveled to his
mission by ship on the American Presidents Line. He cherished his mission, the memories and
relationships he made while serving. He was able to rekindle those relationships when he
returned for the dedication of Hong Kong Temple in 1996. He was always quick to point out his
picture of the Hong Kong Temple on the wall in his home, asking visitors which temple it was.
In August of 1959 Derryll was drafted into the Army and was based in Germany. Little did he
know, Heavenly Father had a plan for him that would shape the rest of his life. In March of 1961,
while still in Germany, he met his eternal companion, Inge, at a church dance. They courted for
a short time and when he was dismissed, he brought her and her 4 year old son, Ingo, home to
Moccasin. They were married on September 25, 1961. A year later on September 29, 1962,
they were sealed together in the St. George temple for time and all eternity along with Ingo and
their newborn daughter, Margarita.

Derryll was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and served in several church callings including
Bishop of the Kaibab Ward, Stake High Councilor, Ward Clerk, and Greeter. From 2000-2001,
he and his sweetheart, Inge, served in the Billings, Montana Mission where they were able to
increase their circle of friends.

Derryll is survived by his sweetheart of 61 years, Ingeburg Margarita Hergert Heaton, Son Ingo
Herbert Heaton (Lori), daughter Margarita Richins (Melvin), brother McKay Heaton (Audrey), his
10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death and welcomed home by his parents Christopher & May Heaton, his
brothers Christopher Lavar and Landell James, sisters, Carol Lamb, Guenivere White, Eva
Johnson, Osa Figgins, Joyce Milne, Lucy Ruiz, and great granddaughter, Kenna Steffan.
His family would like to thank Jeanette Vernon, Dr. Gregory Last, Enhabit Home Health and the
many Specialists who cared for him.

A viewing will be held at the Coalville Utah Stake Center on Thursday, February 2nd from 6:00-
7:30 PM. There will be an additional viewing in Moccasin, Arizona on Saturday, February 4th at
10:00 AM followed by the funeral at 12:00 noon. He will be laid to rest in Moccasin under the direction of Mosdell Mortuary.

You are invited to watch the services through the Zoom link below:


One Comment

  1. Loren Holly aka Kimo February 3, 2023 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Im sadden to hear of unko Darryll passing away. He and Aunty Inge came to hawaii one year and i was able to spend some time with them while being here. It brought us close and always remember to them when i visited Moccasin. When they micwd i lost touch and now this news came up in my feed. Im so grateful it did and i send my love and aloha plus condolences to Aunty Inge and Ohana. Hope to see you all soon. Aloha Loren aka Kimo

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