On Wednesday, June 24, following a valiant battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Greg Hope succumbed to the aggressive disease. He was surrounded at last, despite Corona Virus restrictions, by beloved family members. Greg leaves a legacy of love for family and friends that will never be forgotten and cherished by all who knew him.
Greg was the fourth son born to Ivan and Marilyn Hope. He grew up in Bountiful, Utah with a multitude of close friends and enjoyed little league, music, motor bikes, and pranks. He loved camping and Scouting and earned the Eagle Scout Award with a project that included building games for a local retirement home.
From 1980-1982, Greg served an honorable mission in Melbourne, Australia. Upon his return he taught at the MTC while completing his bachelor’s degree in construction management at BYU. He met his beautiful wife Jolene at a young-adult dance, and they were married on August 16, 1984 in the Salt Lake City Temple. They are the parents of four wonderful children, three sons and a daughter.
Following graduation, Greg worked in the construction industry in the San Francisco Bay area where he lived with his young family for three years. In 1990, they returned to Utah accepting positions with Atherton Construction and The Young Group. In 1993, Greg was offered a position with Layton Construction in Salt Lake City where he worked for 27 years. Using his many construction skills, Greg built his family’s beautiful home in Cedar Hills, Utah in 1996, where the family currently resides. Greg was a conscientious worker and was serving as a Project Manager for construction of the new Utah State Penitentiary at the time of his passing.
Greg served faithfully in many callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved the outdoors and working with youth and accompanied his sons on most of their Scout outings. For the previous seven years, he had served as Stake Clerk for the Pleasant Grove Manila Creek Stake.
Greg enjoyed serving people and sharing their lives. He and Jo loved hosting get-togethers, playing games, and traveling with family and friends. He was a devoted son, father, grandpa, brother, and uncle and will be remembered for his easy manner and gracious personality.
Greg was preceded in death by his parents Ivan and Marilyn Hope, and brother Roger Hope. He is survived by his wife Jolene, children James (Mandy), Mitch (Mia), Jordan, and Marisa (Corey) and brothers Scott (Cathy) and Matthew. He and Jo are grandparents to eight grandchildren: Lilliana (Lily), Haven, Afton, Evelyn, Charly, Jackson, Georgia, and one on the way to be given the middle name Gregory.
A public reception will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Olpin Family Mortuary (494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove, Utah, 84062).* Due to Corona Virus restrictions, private funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The program will also be broadcast live via Zoom and YouTube for those who would like to view online (look for both of those links in this obituary on Wednesday morning). Interment will be at Memorial Lakeview Cemetery in Bountiful, Utah at 3:00 pm.
The family would like to express their gratitude for the many expressions of kindness received during this difficult time. We will miss Greg but look forward to a joyous reunion made possible through our Savior, Jesus Christ.
* Masks will be required for the viewing. Please do not attend the viewing if you have any symptoms of Coronavirus, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc. Please do not feel obligated to attend the viewing if you would prefer to maintain social distance. Feel free to reach out to Jolene or her children at another time if you’d prefer.
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