Stephanie Kristen Hemple Pope
August 24, 1984 to April 20, 2021
Stephanie is a beloved mother, sister, wife and loving friend. She was born to Ernest Charles and Darlene Lou Ewen Hemple in Highland Park, Illinois. Born with Hyaline Membrane Disease, Stephanie was not expected to survive more than a few days, but she was a fighter and would thrive and excel. She struggled in kindergarten, and her teacher wanted to hold her back. Her father wouldn’t allow that, knowing she would be fine. She proved him right! Stephanie was more than a scholar; she loved her Heavenly Father. Stephanie was the president of her seminary at Timpanogos High School, in Orem Utah, and then went on to serve as vice president of the UVU Institute. She was a virtuous force for good, constantly performing good deeds for others. Stephanie was awarded the Presidential Scholarship at UVU where she received an Associate Degree in Business. While attending BYU she ran her own business successfully and was given the Entrepreneur Award. She graduated from BYU in Marriage Family and Human Development.
After college, Stephanie joined the CES program and taught seminary and institute in the adaptive needs program. She has since worked as a successful sales executive and coined the term “serve to sell.” Professionally she has blessed many lives.
Stephanie married Spencer Pope January 13, 2007 in the Salt Lake Temple. They are the parents of five children: Kyler (12), Kristen (12), Parker (10), Logan (5), and Katelyn (2). Stephanie found joy in family and children, loved her role as a mother, and made special effort to build a unique relationship with each. She was so proud of them and fostered their talents.
Stephanie had a bright and vibrant personality and was passionate and loving, making it her mission to make sure everyone around her felt comfortable and cared for. She connected well with her teenage nieces and nephews. She easily made long-lasting friends. Stephanie held herself to the highest of standards. She was a wonderful hostess and paid close attention to every detail to create the most memorable experiences. Stephanie put her whole self into everything she did. She was a gifted musician, dedicating herself to composing beautiful hymns to share with the world, leaving behind a rich musical legacy. She is eternally loved and will be sorely missed.
Stephanie is survived by her husband Spencer Pope, five beautiful children, her parents, her siblings and their spouses: Stacy Wegner (Todd), Sheri Widerberg (Ron), Brent Fiegle (Jennifer), Michelle Jolley (Scott), Susan Hemple, Nathan Hemple (Bre), Brian Hemple (Tiffany), Matthew Hemple (Rachel) and Michael Hemple (Kayla). She is also survived by her father and mother in-law Lorenzo and Nancy Pope, and her brothers and sisters-in-law and their spouses: Lorenzo Pope (Melissa), Curtis Pope (Terri), Amy Lee (Jared), Sara Pancheri (Daniel), Michael Pope (Megan), Julia Carroll (Kenneth), Anna Kimball (Stuart).
Funeral Services will be Saturday April 24, 2021 at 11:00 am in the Mapleton 1st Ward 825 East, Hawks Rest Drive, Mapleton. There will be a visitation that morning from 9:00-10:00 am at the church. There will be a live stream from zoom starting at 11:00 am for those that cannot make the service.
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