Heather Tran Hardy, our beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, cousin and friend passed away on October 15, 2020.
Heather was born on July 21, 1980 in a refugee camp in Manila, Philippines to Quang Tran and Huong Nguyen. She and her family resettled in the United States later that year and made Salt Lake City their home. She attended Granger High School where she excelled in academics while being part of the cheerleading team. In 2003 she graduated from the University of Utah with a finance degree. She married her high school sweetheart, Jason Hardy, on September 3rd, 2005 in Millcreek, Utah. They are parents to two beautiful daughters, Kaitlyn and Ava.
Heather’s big heart and outgoing personality allowed her to make friends easily and put all those around her at ease. She had a beautiful smile and her laughter was contagious. Her sense of humor (sometimes crude) always lit up the room. She loved to entertain and always created a comfortable space for her friends and family with plenty of laughter, food, drinks, and the occasional gossip. Heather was an amazing and devoted mother and went out of her way to make each and every day special for her daughters. She was extremely thoughtful, always watching out for her family and prioritizing their needs before hers.
She loved fashion, shopping, beauty, fitness, food, wine, traveling, the Utah Jazz, the Utes, Halloween, scary movies, and true crime shows. Her favorite family vacation spots were Maui and Disney World.
She will be missed dearly by friends and families from around the world. This world lost a beautiful soul. She will live on in our hearts and our memories forever.
Survived by her husband, daughters, parents, brothers, Son Tran and Zhiwei (Sheila) Tran, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Nghi Tho Tran and Ngoc Quyen Chung and maternal grandparents Nguyen Van Ba and Nguyen Thi Dung.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. followed by a service scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Memorial Redwood Mortuary located at 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah. The service will be held for close family members only; guests can stream the service via the directions below. A Graveside Service will be held following the service at 3:30 p.m. in the same location at the Memorial Redwood Cemetery.
Following Salt Lake County’s mandate on facial coverings, face masks are required at all public gatherings. Social distancing will be enforced. For those unable to attend the services, Memorial Mortuaries and Cemeteries are offering a livestreaming of the funeral service on Zoom.
Joining by computer
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• Enter the meeting ID – 8019693456
• A box will open saying “https://zoom.us wants to open this application”. Click “Open Zoom”
• Click “Join with Computer Audio”
• Click “Mute” in the bottom left hand corner so that your audio does not interrupt the funeral service
Joining by phone or iPad
• Download the Zoom app
• Open the app and select “Join a Meeting”
• Enter the meeting ID – 8019693456
• Select “Join without Audio”
• Select “Call using Internet Audio”
• Select “Mute” in the bottom left hand corner so that your audio does not interrupt the funeral service
Life Story Info
Jason and girls,
I worked closely with Heather for 17 years, and am heartbroken, and devastated to hear this news. She was always professional, so smart, beautiful, kind, funny and wonderful to work with. I felt so lucky to work with her and call her a friend. I know she will be missed by all who were fortunate to cross paths with her. Sending you and the girls prayers for courage, strength, peace and love. May her memory be eternal and may her beautiful soul be a beacon of light to and you and your beautiful girls! 🙏💕
We are so sorry for your loss! Our hearts are so broken! Heather was such a beautiful lady who was always so sweet to me and my family! I will always remember her sweet kind heart and how she was always dressed so stylish! You and the girls are in our thoughts and prayers!!!!! You are one amazing father and I know you will continue to be the best dad to your beautiful daughters! I wish I could give you the biggest hug right now! Stay strong cousin! We love and miss you so much!!!!
Hollie, Cody, and the boys!
I met first met Heather in 2000 whilst travelling, and 20 years later I still remember her beautiful smile, her cheerful presence and her warmth towards me even though I was a stranger from the UK at the time. Heather, Jason, her brothers and parents all welcomed me into their home on my travels and I have very fond memories of my time spent in Utah with them. When you grow older, you look back and remember the people with a heart of gold, you remember those who brought you joy and laughter... Heather was certainly one of those special people for me.
My sincere condolences to Heather's family and friends.
Thanh (aka. England)
Dear Jason and Girls, we are deeply sorry for the loss of your sweet wife and Mother to your beautiful daughters. May Heather rest in peace. She was very caring to everyone she met and was so classy, your Texas family is always here for you and those beautiful daughters you have. I know you will have some hard days ahead and know we are praying for you. I wish we could attend the service , but we will be watching afar. Love you big guy stay strong and keep smiling..
Love Uncle Dave and Aunt Genie
I have worked with Heather for the last 17 years. I am absolutely devastated, heartbroken and overwhelmed with her passing. She has always been a great friend. She had that rare quality to make everyone feel welcome - and so glad to be in her presence. Whether it was another project we were working on together or getting encouragement from her at the gym, she made it so I looked forward to the time when she was around. - Heather, thank you for always being so kind and warm. Thank you for being my friend all these years!