Heidi Ritzman Read

Heidi Ritzman Read, 33, of Sandy, Utah, died, died March 8, 2000, at Alta View Hospital of childbirth complications.

Born February 6, 1967, in Salt Lake City to Ray and Marilyn Ritzman, now of West Des Moines, Iowa, she lived in various parts of the country during her youth, spending a major part of the time in Iowa. Heidi married Allen Paul Read on April 25, 1988, in the Salt Lake Temple.

He is the son of Ronald and Helen Read of San Diego, California.

She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature. She believed strongly in quality parenting and had recently begun home schooling her children.

Survivors include her husband, parents and five children, Madeleine, 9, Savannah, 7, Joshua, 5, Benjamin, 3, and Collin Michael, born March 8; one brother, John Ritzman, West Des Moines, Iowa; five sisters, Kimberly Ritzman, Salt Lake City; Katie (Brent) Bangerter, Salt Lake City; Heather (Paul) Hansen, Anderson, California; Jessica (David) Hanson, Central Point, Oregon; Sara Ritzman, West Des Moines, Iowa; and grandparents, Herbert and Normal Ritzman of Salt Lake City.