Heather Leigh Johnston-Spears

8-23-77 ~ 5-23-95

Heather was born and raised in Santa Maria, CA. She attended local special education schools there. Her love of life and sense of humor captured everyone’s heart.

Heather had been really sick since January of this year.  She was, however, able to stay at home.  She loved Christmas music and that’s what she was listening to when she “went to sleep” in her mother’s arms.

Survivors include her mother and step-father Debbie and Alan Spears; her father Terry Johnston of Santa Maria; her grandparents; her great-grandmother; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions were made to the Heather Leigh Johnston-Spears Memorial Fund.  This fund was for a memorial tree and plaque that was planted for Heather in the KiwanisClub City Park.

Cremation was requested and a memorial service was held.  Many attended including Heather’s doctor, nurses, and teachers.  It was a comfort to the family to know that one little girl’s smile could win so many wonderful people’s hearts.

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