Heidi Michele Urie, 1964-2006

Tomorrow is Heidi’s funeral, abortion so I wanted to post the obituaries that were published in the local papers.

Sacamento Bee (2/19/2006 – 2/20/2006)

Heidi Michele Urie of Sacramento, and was born in San Luis Obispo, CA, and passed away unexpectedly February 16, 2006, at the age of 42 years. She is survived by her husband, Thom Urie; children, Thom and Lauren Urie; parents, Jimmie and Sue Sanders; siblings, James, Lance and Kirk Sanders, Heather Dickerson and Brock Weaver. She was a wonderful wife and mother and will be fondly remembered and missed by all who knew her. Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services Tuesday, February 21 at 11am at the Sacramento North Stake Center (751 Rio Tierra Ave.) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. PRICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, directors (725-2109).

Imperial Valley Press Online (2/25/2006 – 2/26/2006)

Heidi Michele Urie (Sanders)Heidi Michele Sanders Urie, 42, formerly of Brawley, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 16, at Sutters Memorial Hospital in Sacramento, CA.

Heidi was born January 13, 1964 in San Luis Obispo, CA to Jimmie A. and Sue Sanders. The family returned to their Imperial Valley home when Heidi was two years old. She was educated in the Brawley school system, graduating with the class of 1982. Heidi met Thom (Tad) Urie while attending Cal Poly Pomona. They became engaged two weeks later; and, were married in the Los Angeles Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on December 12, 1986. After Heidi graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Social Work, she and Tad moved to San Diego where he graduated from San Diego State University. They then moved to Sacramento for Tad to attend the McGeorge School of Law. During that time, Heidi worked at the capitol building in the office of Assemblyman Jan Goldsmith and “in the horseshoe” as a staff member for Governor Pete Wilson.

Heidi and Tad have been blessed with two wonderful children: Thomas Sanders Urie was adopted March 5, 1999; Lauren Madalyn Urie, July 13, 2002. After a 13 year professional career, Heidi became a devoted mother, focusing her attention on the parenting of her children.

Funeral services were held on February 21 at the stake center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Sacramento, CA. She will be interred in St. George, Utah on February 27.

Heidi is survived by her husband, Thomas Relyea Urie, and a son and daughter, Thom and Lauren of Sacramento; father and mother, Jimmie A. and Sue Sanders and grandmother, Oleta Sanders of Brawley; siblings and their spouses: James and Stephanie Sanders and Heather and Daryl Dickerson of El Centro; Lance and Leslie Sanders of Fullerton; Kirk and Brooke Sanders of Guadalajara, Mexico; and Brock and Aaron Weaver of Oakland, California. She leaves a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Dennis and Edith Rainwater; grandfather, Grant Lemaster; and paternal grandfather, James A. Sanders.

Heidi was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of one. If you wish to make a donation in her memory, the family suggests it be given to the Children’s Hospital, Department 7924, Arthritis Foundation, Los Angeles, CA 90084-7924 or your favorite charity.

(Note: this blog entry was edited on 3/1/06 to include both obiturary notices.)

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