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Dennis Elton Heare

July 1, 1940 — May 22, 2024

North Logan, Utah

Dennis Elton Heare of Logan, UT, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-
grandfather, passed away at age eighty-three following several health complications.
Dennis is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, and beloved wife Diane, his high-
school sweetheart. 

Dennis was born in Forrest Grove, Oregon. His grandparents taught him to fish and
work hard, which served him throughout his life. Often the first person to lend a hand,
Dennis sacrificed his time and means for those in need. He was dedicated to doing what
was right at all times and in all places; a virtue he tried to instill in his posterity. 
As a child of meager means during WW2, Dennis dedicated himself to ensuring his
family never wanted for the necessities of life. Not having the opportunity to earn a
college degree himself, he made sure his children had every opportunity to pursue higher
education. He never lost his own curiosity for the world around him, and often read,
tinkered, and tweaked anything he got his hands on. 

In 1956, his family moved to Livermore, CA., where Dennis met his high school
sweetheart, Diane. They married in August 1960 and spent the next fifty-seven years
raising their five children and watching their family grow with grandchildren and great-
grandchildren.

After living in a campground with his family for six months following high school,
Dennis decided to join the Coast Guard, where he was stationed in Alaska and along the
West Coast. His service led to a thirty-year career with IBM, where he witnessed the
world of computers evolve from room-filling machines powered by punch cards to
handheld smart phones that brought him the world’s knowledge in his shirt pocket. 
Dennis’s career often moved him and his family across the country. He gained many
close friends and remained in contact with them throughout his life. During one short
stint in New York, Dennis and Diane met missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints, and shortly thereafter, he and his small family were baptized,
changing the course of their lives. The Church also opened the door to his service in the
Boy Scouts of America, a position he cherished as it gave him the opportunity to
embrace his love of nature while sharing life-skills with the next generation. 

Dennis is survived by his five children, Mike Heare, Cyndi (Geoff) Corey, Ken (Jon)
Heare, Jen (Matt) Barton, Tim (Emma) Heare, 13 grandchildren, and 14 great-
grandchildren, all of whom he adored. Funeral services will be held on June 3rd, 2024 at
11:30 am. Friends may call on the family prior to the services, from 10:00 -11:00 am at
the Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center Street in Logan, Utah. Interment will follow at
the Logan City Cemetery, next to his wife, Diane. All are welcome to attend. 
The family wishes to thank Jessica Tarbet and the Nurses and Staff at Maple Springs
Assited Living Center for their kindness and care of our father.

Funeral services are under direction of Allen-Hall Mortuary. 
Memories and condolences may be shared and expressed at www.allenmortuaries.com
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