Berniece Allred Lundgren Heinz

January 23, 1923 ~ October 9, 2020


Oct. 15, 2020
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
1950 E.. Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092
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    1950 E.. Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092
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  • Berniece Allred Lundgren Heinz, 97, passed away at her home with her daughter at her side in the morning hours of October 9, 2020. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 23, 1923 to Axel Herman and Agnes Matilda Lavin Lundgren.

    Being raised in Salt Lake City, she graduated from South High School. She soon married the love of her life, Walter Charles Heinz on December 1, 1942. Together they raised their two children, David and Kathy.

    Berniece always considered herself to be the rebellious type of person, but those who truly knew her saw between the lines and knew her to be a simply pure and sweet person. She was known for her collection of elephant figurines, a collection she added to every chance she could. Many sought counsel and advice from her knowing her great and unique perspective on life. Her over interest in the lives of those around her, lead to the constant worry and concern for those whom she loved most.

    She was known at the salon to be the Friday regular, keeping the same appointment for decades despite what may have been going on. There was no way she was going to miss that. Her faith and membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints kept her grounded throughout her life. She constantly sought the counsel of the Lord in the many decisions she made throughout her life. Her ability to serve in many capacities gave her great experience, satisfaction, and joy in serving others. Her tender heart and loving personality will surely be missed by the many who crossed her path and were blessed to know her.

    Berniece is survived by her children, David (Linda) and Kathy Chapman, sister Carol (Bob) Mayfield, grandchildren Cristina (Stu), Tim (Carly), John, Jennifer (Andrew) and Gabrielle and 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in her passing by her husband of more than 50 years, Walter, parents, brother Allen and sisters Lil, Ginny, Rosie and Junie. We can only imagine the cherished reunion taking place for her on the other side.

    A special and heartfelt thanks her wonderful neighborhood friends and her care takers Mona Lisa and Kali for their loving support.

    Funeral Services and the opportunity to celebrate her wonderful and full life will be held at 2PM on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road (10600 S.) in Sandy, A viewing will be held one hour prior to the services. Interment to follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens.


    Dear Dave and Kathy, My mother and I would like to extend our warmest sympathy to all of your family. We remember your mother as being so sweet and kind when we were together in the same Cleveland ward. I know that was so long ago! We enjoyed reading in the obituary about her life full of love, faith, and service to others. My mother is now 94 and is so looking forward to being reunited with her husband. I know your mother and father must be so happy being together again! And, even though I know my mother will be so happy to be once again with my day, I will miss her terribly. So, we pray that you will find comfort and peace in the coming days. Sincerely, Susan Matsumura and Helen Inouye & family

    - Susan (Inouye) Matsumura
    Cathy so very sorry and my prayers are with your entire family. May God bless and keep you.

    - Diane Coby
    I thought the world of Sister Heinz. She was like a second mom to me in my teenage years. What a great woman!

    - Candy Sorensen
    Oh how I loved Aunt Berniece. She always had a smile and a giggle when she met people she loved. She was a lovely lady and a Christlike woman. Love to you, David and Cathy and your families.

    - Ginny Lee Lundgren Bywater
    Oh how I loved Bernice! She was my favorite of the Lundgren aunties. My deepest love and condolences Kathy. She made me laugh, she always saw the good in me, and she spoke my language. The day is a little dimmer without her. ❤️

    - Cathy Hedgepeth words can express all the emotions I am having....i miss u so much!!!..i am so happy for the glorious reunion u r having with Dad and family....and to be free of dementia.....u will always be my strength....until we meet again....😘❤❤❤❤❤

    - Kathy Chapman