Oh Hea.. where do I even start?! So many memories, yet I focus on the later years. I often found myself thinking about you. But failed to let you know. Our physical distance was only miles, but the friendship we once shared had all but gone. It never meant you weren't loved, and I find myself regretting not reaching out. I'm sorry I couldn't be a better friend to you. I understand the anger you held for me. Some day, I hope you understand why I made the choices I made. It was not about hurting you. I would never hurt you. My best friend. I love you. But I know it broke both of us. Feels like I already have lost you once. This is much more permanent and quite frankly, shattering to my soul.
You are loved.
All the laughs, the tears, the Cabriolet rides, the late nights of writing and talking, the music, the camping trips, the smiles, the fights, Losee Jewelers, the highs, the lows, the graduations, the ball games, the surgeries, the deaths of friends, the drinks, the HUGS, the butterflies, the dragonflies, the dolphins, the turtles... Hea, everything. Thank you for being such a big part of my life. Even in the distance, you are on my mind. Ironically, this year would be the big 23 for us. I know you are there. Working on the next 23. Love you always, to the most beautiful beaches and back. Forever my best friend, Hea.
Swim with the dolphins. Fly with the angels.
You are missed and loved by so many.
My world will never be the same,
there is no words to describe the loss of my sister, the only thing I want right now is one of those amazing Heather hugs....for all that knew her.... really knew her she was a beautiful, amazing person with a smile that could literally light up a room...I am so very proud to call her my little sister, and she is still around I feel her now even more today, she is schooling me and teaching still life's lessons, but this one's way hard still.... dont let anything go unsaid even a moment is too long, time is too precious use it wisely, tell all close to your heart u love them and never take for granted your siblings or your family... I did and cant go back. And one more that I will always reflect: the one who smiles and seems happiest, hides the most pain inside...I'm sorry I couldn't take all the hurt away...I LOVE YOU HEATHER ALWAYS & FOREVER
YOUR LOVING BIG BROTHER
My sweet niece Heather. I always remember you growing up wanting to be a pediatrician. You we very sure of it even as a little girl. When you were about 11 or 12 years old your parents actually let you fly to California to help me at my pet shop. We were having a beanie baby ijauction to raise money for babies with aids foundation. It just fit for you wanting to help babies. The same day you were giddy with excitement when you met the youngest boy Mark from the home improvement tv show. You even got his autograph. It was so much fun. Such a joy to have you there. I will always remember your kindness. Love of family and your beautiful smile. Heather ride one of those beautiful dolphins for me and I will be there racing you one day. Love you always. Your aunt cheryl
Sweet aunt Cheryl, I have pictures when she came to California to help with the beanie baby auction and I also have the picture of her with "Mark " from Home Improvement. She has the biggest smile on her face. She will be waiting to race you with her dolphin friends when you see her again. I will post when I get to that point in the time line. I love you so much and we will all miss her big smile for the rest of our lives. Thank you for sharing your story and if you have any more please share for all of us to remember.
Heather, Thank you for being a true and honest friend. You never pulled your punches, and your honesty sometimes got you in trouble. This was one thing I loved about you! Your sense of adventure, ability to keep up with "the boys' and go get 'em spirit was a delight to be around. I will always think of you when I see pink Camo, a fishing rod, a perfectly put together ledger and butterfly clips. Until we meet again my friend, rest easy.
It was fun and joyful watching you grow up. Your smile was contagious as well as your laughter. We missed you and yor your siblings when you went out into the world. We will see you again, and may the time pass quickly until that great day. May your rest be a peaceful one Heather, and know we will watch & care for your family here, until you are all reunited. Much love...
Heather was one of my most dearest cousins and friends. We grew up together and shared many happy memories, including several trips to Yuba Lake and other lakes where we went out on their family boat. I also have many fond memories at their house and in their camper, and at grandmas house. When we were together we would just laugh and laugh, she was such fun!! We both LOVED the color purple growing up and it was fun to share our favorite color. After we grew up we kept in contact via Facebook messenger, but then decided we wanted to be pen pals so we wrote each other letters in the mail. She was so sweet and even sent little gifts to my children 🥰. She always loved kids so much and wanted some of her own someday. She spoke to me often of her dream to become a doctor, probably because I married one and she was interested in the process. She loved learning, and was so smart and determined. I’m sure she would have been an amazing doctor. We were both so excited to spend more time with each other now that I had moved back to Utah. She had been planning a trip to Sand Hollow with Rusty in the coming weeks and had asked if they could come stay with us and visit, we were all so looking forward to it.
Heather, your beautiful smile and spirit will be missed so much, I cannot wait until we meet again 💜
Heather was one of my daughters favorite friends she spent alot of time with us and they doubled to a prom I loved her she was so smart and at that time she was thinking of being a doctor we had very deep conversations she was so intelligent beyond her years it was a pleasure to have her around she always had a big smile and she was so respectful thank you heather for crossing my path, RIP. heaven must have needed a very special angel.