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
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
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.