On Thursday, April 15, 2021, Heidi Ferrin Kemp, loving wife and mother of four children, unexpectedly passed away at age 47.
Heidi was born on July 26, 1973 to Dennis and Barbara (Choate) Ferrin. She graduated from Viewmont High School in 1991 where she was an active participant in the choir and theatre programs. She went on to study at Weber State University where she performed with the Weber State Singers. The friendships she made as a performer were ones she continually cherished. On June 8, 1993, Heidi married Cyle Hall, and they had three children: Chase, Cydney, and Campbell. On December 26, 2000, she married Curtis Kemp, and together they had a son, Hayden.
Heidi was talented and creative and loved to make things for others. She enjoyed scrapbooking and found some of her greatest joys in preserving the special moments in her family’s lives. Nothing was more important to her than her devotion to her children. She spoke of them frequently with tremendous pride and optimism. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she enjoyed serving children, especially through music. She was known for her infectious laugh, bright smile, and caring heart.
Heidi will always be remembered for her strength and courage during difficult times. She endured many hardships including the loss of her stillborn first child and her older sister. In 1991 she was involved in a serious accident that left her in a coma for several weeks and caused traumatic brain injuries that would challenge her throughout her adult life. After decades of fighting the confusion and pain from these injuries, with her valiant husband by her side, we hope she has at last found the peace and stillness that so often eluded her.
Heidi was preceded in death by her sister, Amy, and her son, Chase. She is survived by her husband, Curtis; her children, Cydney, Campbell, and Hayden; her parents, Dennis and Barbara; her siblings Blake, Shelby, and Emily; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. A viewing will be held on Friday, April 23 from 6-8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary in Syracuse. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 24 at 10 a.m. at the LDS Chapel, 3290 W. 800 N., West Point, UT.
Flowers or donations may be sent to Russon Brothers Mortuary, 1585 W. 300 S., Syracuse, UT 84075.
Life Story Info
High SchoolViewmont High
I have so many wonderful memories with Heidi during our teenage years. I remember fasting for Amy when we were in Junior high school during her struggles. Heidi was such a sweet gal and I enjoyed her friendship. We are all blessed by knowing her at one point of this life, until we meet again my friend.
I have so many good memories of Heidi as a teenager. She was always smiling and happy. I loved working with her dad in musicals, that's were I first met here. Later she was a part of my wedding taking care of the guest book and greeting everyone as they came in. I am so sad to learn of her passing and hope that her family is able to find peace at this sad time.
I was so excited to move into the ward and realize that I already had a friend here. It was delightful to get to know you a bit better, sing with you in choir, and play Bunco with you. Thank you for always smiling at me and for taking such wonderful care of my children in the nursery. I'm so sad I couldn't say goodbye and thank you in person. I find hope and comfort in picturing your sweet reunion with your Chase, and also your sister. Until we meet again, my friend!
Apr 18, 2021
I remember Heidi coming in and singing to the nursery kids. She also was my go to person with my TBI. She will be dearly missed