Heidi England Hildreth, our beloved angel, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister, peacefully returned home to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, freed from earthly pain and sorrow after a courageous battle with MS. She was too young to leave us at the early age of 45. She will forever be our hero.
Survivors include her loving husband, Mike and their four children, Justin (Karen), Ashley, Nick and Taylor. Heidi adored her four grandchildren, Bridger, Drew, Cambree and Dakoda. She enjoyed scooting around with them in her wheelchair. Heidi is also survived by her parents, Joe D. and Rodie England of Tooele; her brother, Richard "R.D." (Denise) of Columbia, S.C.; sisters, Stacie England of Charlottesville, Va., Traci England-Nelson (Cory) of Taylorsville; and many loving in-laws, friends and neighbors. Heidi had a contagious smile and she was deeply loved by her family and friends. Her example of love and compassionate service to her fellow men will forever live in our hearts and memories. She showed us life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.
Heidi married the love of her life, Mike Hildreth on June 27, 1980, in Tooele. Their marriage was later solemnized June 27, 1981, in the Salt Lake Temple. Heidi's greatest joy was her family. She loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister.
Heidi was born in Artesia, Calif., on Dec. 3, 1961. She grew up in Tooele, where she graduated from Tooele High School. Heidi was always eager to gain further knowledge through graduate studies. Heidi was a dedicated associate in the business management field. She faithfully worked with her husband, parents and children in their various business endeavors. She spent countless hours of volunteer work in scouting, PTA, Young Women, Primary, Relief Society and various civic activities. Heidi was an accomplished pianist and willingly gave of her musical talent to benefit the lives of countless others. She especially loved playing and singing the Primary hymns with her younger friends. Heidi had many hobbies including needlepoint and wood crafts. The walls of her home are graced with her beautiful needlepoint and the celebration of holidays bring out the crafts she so artfully created from ordinary pieces of wood and colorful paint. She willingly shared her crafting talents and many friends are lucky to be the recipients of such.
Our heartfelt thanks go to IHC Hospice healthcare workers who have been so kind and caring as they have attended to her personal needs each day. Also, many local friends from the Cedar Pass 15th Ward, Eagle Mountain Utah Stake, and Eagle Mountain East Stake have been generous in their service coming daily to care for Heidi and read to her from her cherished books.
Funeral services are under the direction of Wing Mortuary in Lehi. Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at 1 p.m. at the Eagle Mountain Utah Stake chapel, 2977 E. Saddle Rock Road. Friends are invited to gather Friday, Nov. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Eagle Mountain Utah Stake and prior to services on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. Interment will be at the Tooele City Cemetery, 361 S. 100 East, Tooele.