Heather McMillan was born September 2, 1970, to Richard J and Priscilla Owen McMillan. She came with cerebral palsy, a beautiful smile, and a twinkle of mischief in her eyes. There was never a mean bone in her body. Heather's smiles and giggles lit up the room. She loved to tease and was good at it.
She loved her family dearly, loved Disney movies, peanut butter sandwiches, twinkies, holding as many scarves in her hands as she could get away with, and thought it was hilarious if anyone but her Mom tried to give her a drink of water. Heather's siblings cared about and assisted Heather willingly. They truly loved her. Scott helped push her wheelchair up the long driveway, Jeff and Katie were there to visit her, and Jeff did the heavy lifting while she was able to come home.
As she grew taller and heavier, she spent time in the American Fork Training School, where, under the jurisdiction of the Alpine School District, she had physical therapy, and they worked with her to roll over, and have better use of her hands. Once she escaped in her walker to visit La Dawn Carter in her office. When the Danville Layton Group Home opened, Heather was one of the first residents, and lived there for 31 years. Her last years were uncomfortable as she had added health problems. We are very grateful to the staff at the Layton Group Home, and their kind and loving care, and for Shari and Aydreyen. Also, our sincere thanks to the ICU staff at Davis Hospital for helping
her through aspiration pneumonia four times, and the hours spent to help her with her latest emergency. It is through Heather that we have learned compassion.
Heather is survived by her parents, her siblings Katie Olsen, Scott (Holly), and Jeff, nieces Savannah and Liz, nephews Danny, Robert and Joseph. She is preceded in death by grandparents Ona McMillan, Dave McMillan, Mel and Virginia Owen, uncles Larry and C.J. McMillan, and cousin, Eric Owen. We rejoice in the assurance that Heather is now free from the restraints of her physical body and has been received by her grandparents and loved ones.
Funeral services will be held Saturday March 25, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with family Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. prior the service at the mortuary.
Interment, Uintah Township Cemetery.