Heather Lorraine Pickles-Otero (54) passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015, in the company of her family who loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by her son, Melisendro William Otero, III, and her father-in-law, Melisendro Otero, Sr. She is survived by her husband of 30 years Melisendro Anthony Otero, Jr ; her children Alexander Heath and Catherine Emelee; her mother and father, June and William Pickles; brother, Thomas Pickles (Dawn); sister, Holly Weigman (Herman); brother, Timothy Pickles (Janet); mother-in-law, Maria Doraida Otero; brother-in-law, Jason Otero (Mary); sisters-in-law, Yvonne Roldan (Charles) and Geraldine Mann (Robert). She loved her nieces and nephews and took great joy in hearing about their accomplishments. Heather was born November 12, 1960 in Providence, RI. After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Heather taught high school Spanish for several years before becoming a full-time homemaker. Heather loved living on the St. Charles Mesa where she was a part of a very special community of friends and neighbors. She also loved to travel and learn about the rest of the world and its people. At Heather's request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Scripture service, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 414 W. 11th St., with a reception to follow at the same location. In lieu of flowers or food, please make a donation in Heather's honor to the American Cancer Society in your local area. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Mel, You and the kids are in out thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Heather was a vibrant and wonderful woman and we were honored to have know her.

  2. Heather’s grace and heart were evident from our high school days. My heart goes out to Mel and the family who she sketched vividly and with love as we corresponded through the years. There are few words to do justice to a loss such as this, I only hope you find solace in the thought of a life well lived.

    With deep sympathy,

    Charles and Jan D’Atri

  3. My deepest sympathies to Heather’s family. I remember her well from our school days back in Smithfield. She had long, beautiful perfectly trimmed hair (all the style back then) which made me so jealous, as I sported messy curls (still do). She was always poised and kind, with a smile you don’t forget. God bless.

  4. My late wife and Heather thought a lot of each other. Heather and my daughter Patty were child hood friends and class mates. Heather was a wonderful person and will be missed very much. I will keep her in my prayers.

  5. Words can’t express my sense of loss at Heather’s passing. Although we were many miles apart in distance, I always felt we were close, and the love and pride when she spoke of her family always shined through. Mel, Alexander and Catherine, you and your family have my deepest heartfelt sympathy. Heather will always have a warm place in my heart.
    Diane Gibson

  6. Mel, Alexander, Catherine and family,
    Heather was the most beautiful, loving soul. I will be forever grateful for the blessings of 35 years of wonderful friendship, and will always miss her. Words cannot express how sorry we are for your tremendous loss. We are thinking of you, holding you close in prayer, and sending you our love and heartfelt sympathies.
    Bianca, Mike and Chelsea DeLong

  7. Mel, Alex, Catherine and family,
    We are thinking of you at this hour of great sorrow and praying to the Lord to give you the strength you need to get through this. We will miss Heather’s smile at all the high school events we saw her at.
    Leon, Sherrie and Julie Gil

  8. Heather was the most gentle, kind, and thoughtful person
    we have known. Please know that we will miss her deeply and that the world will
    be a sadder place with her passing. With deepest sympathy, The Mikasa Family.

  9. From the SonRise Church family, we offer you our deepest sympathy and share in your sorrow. Our prayers are for your comfort and strength at a time when no words are sufficient. Know that you are loved and many mourn with you. 2 Timothy 4:7-8

  10. My family and I were so sad to hear of Heather’s passing. We knew her as an amazingly kind, sweet and generous person. I know she loved and enjoyed her family and her life .I am grateful to have known her. Please know we are thinking of you all . Our Deepest Sympathies. Love, Patricia Collier

  11. My heart goes out to to you Mel, Alex, and Catherine, for the loss of your loved one. I remember first meeting Heather at a County High School parent band booster meeting. She was such a warm, loving person who made me feel welcomed. What a wonderful smile and sense of humor. I feel privileged to have known you Heather. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Heaven has gained a bright star in the sky. Love, Peggy Gonzales

  12. Mel, Alexander and Cathrine, we are so sorry for your loss. We loved Heather so much. She always made us feel loved when we were with her. Her smile and her spirit brightened a room. It was truly a blessing to have spent time with her. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Anthony, Jo, Gabriel and Tori Martinez

  13. Mel, Zander, Catherine, and family. Our deepest sympathies to you all. We will miss Heather so much. So many special times together and lots of memories. Heather will always be in our hearts. Love always, Judy, Ken and Jessie Asay

  14. Heather you will be missed. You always had a beautiful smile and a heart full of love. Our neighborhood will not be the same without you here. I will miss our telephone conversations, you stopping by to chat or just seeing you drive by waving with that big smile. You will always have a special place in my heart. My condolences to Mel, Alex & Catherine and the extended family. May you find peace in your memories, strength in your family and friends, and comfort in knowing that she will always be a part of you. Heaven gained a beautiful soul.
    Love, RoxAnn Fillmore

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