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In Memory

Heather Burnham (Nielsen) - Class of 1989

Heather Burnham Nielsen


Heather Lyn Burnham Nielsen, a devoted mother of four and resident of Elk Ridge, Utah,

passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the age of 46.


Heather is survived by her husband, Bryce Kered Nielsen, her children, Morgan Kylee

Nielsen, Jershon Luc Nielsen, Ashley Danielle Nielsen and Corwyn Samantha Nielsen, siblings,

Kari (Craig) Fredrickson, Brent (Michele) Burnham, Mardie (Clark) Wolverton, Bryce (Sharon)

Burnham, Brad (Coni) Burnham, Alison (Bryn) Rhodes, sister-in- law, Brenda Burnham, father

and mother-in- law, Ron and Ruby Nielsen and many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Brian Burnham.


Heather was born in Ogden, Utah on April 3, 1971 to Francis Nelson Burnham and Alice Ada

Lindquist Burnham and was the seventh of eight children. Heather was raised in North Ogden

and as a young girl moved to Seoul, South Korea with her family. She returned to Utah for a

short time where she attended Weber High School, but eventually returned to Korea where she

attended and graduated from Seoul American High School in 1989. Heather served a mission for

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Seoul, South Korea from 1992-1994. She

married Bryce Nielsen on March 31, 1995 in the Bountiful Utah LDS Temple.


In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Heather obtained a technical degree in

hairstyling and ran a successful hairdressing salon business called “Heather’s Hair”. Heather also

taught at the American Preparatory Academy for one year. She enjoyed sewing, gardening,

camping, hiking, carpentry and woodworking and loved spending time with her family and

friends. Heather was a kind, caring and giving person that reached out to everyone around her

and never missed an opportunity to help others. She was loved by all who knew her and will be

sorely missed.


A viewing will be held Friday, September 1, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Walker Mortuary,

187 S. Main St., Spanish Fork, Utah. A funeral service will be held Saturday, September 2, 2017

at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 450 N. Elk Ridge Dr., Elk

Ridge, Utah.

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11/14/17 05:20 PM #1    

Craig McMurdo (1989)

That just breaks my heart to see this.  Brad, my sincere heartfelt condolences to your entire family.  Heather was an awesome person.   

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