July 11, 1977 – April 24, 2012
Heidi peacefully passed away in the early morning hours of April 24, 2012 at the age of 34, eventually succumbing to the effects of breast cancer she had battled in her body and in her brain for over 4 ? years. She fought long and hard, living each minute to its fullest clear to the end.
Heidi was born July 11, 1977 in Livermore, CA. She is the oldest of four children and spent her entire childhood in Livermore. Heidi came to earth with a joy for life and a love of living. She radiated light and her smile was contagious. Her kind heart loved to serve and she enjoyed being on the go, always busy and always involved. She loved people, her family and friends, and had an amazing supply of energy. She was comfortable in the limelight and courageous in taking on new adventures. Heidi loved to organize and was a hard worker. Being with friends always brought her joy. She loved being a big sister and was a wonderful help to her parents. She was drawn to music and dance and loved to create with her hands. Her sensitivity of spirit gave her insight into people and situations, and her friendly nature drew others to her. Throughout her childhood, her faith grew and she developed a deep love for her Savior Jesus Christ.
Heidi graduated from Granada High School in 1995. She went on to attend Brigham Young University and graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in 1999.
While gaining her education at BYU, Heidi met her soon to be husband, Scott Wright. They were sealed for time and all eternity on October 11, 1997 in the Oakland, California Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. After completing their degrees, they moved to Northern California and began to raise their family, first in Mountain View and then in Elk Grove. They had four children, and Heidi fully immersed herself into the only role that she felt she was brought to her to fulfill, that of being a mother. She dedicated everything she could to nurturing, teaching, caring for, and instilling Gospel principles into her children and those of her community.
Outside of her Motherly duties, Heidi had an extreme passion for life. She found joy in whatever she came across and infectiously shared that joy with others. She loved scrapbooking and making decorative cards and was a demonstrator and sales representative for StampinUp the final 10 years of her life. Heidi loved to be around friends and family and would be perfectly content to talk with ones she loved for hours without end. She kept her home neat, tidy, organized and well decorated and never missed a chance to immerse herself into the world and fantasy of Disney. Her final years, while going through hardship and trials of cancer, would be adorned with frequent Temple attendance.
Heidi leaves behind her husband, Scott, four children, Kaylie, Cameron, Dallyn, and Kyler, parents, Ken and Janelle Black, siblings, Ryan Black, Jason Black, and Amy Randall, 3 grandparents, 3 parents-in-law and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
Funeral and viewing services will be held at the LDS Church building at 950 N. Main St. in Centerville, UT on Monday April 30th. Viewing times will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The funeral service will begin at 11am followed by a grave side gathering at the Centerville Cemetery. Online guestbook at www.russonmortuary.com.