Thursday, May 19, 2011

Heather Lee Smith 9/11/01

I have the honor of paying tribute to Heather Smith. Heather lived in Boston and was a real estate investment analyst with Beacon Capital Partners. Heather was a passenger on American Airlines Flight 11. Left behind were her parents, George and Judy Smith of Farmington, Conn.; a brother, Chad, of Aliso Viejo, Calif.; and her fiance, Michael Jammen of Boston. "She absolutely loved to travel," her mother said. "She never had a problem putting the backpack on and climbing on the plane."

Heather was loved and is missed, at 30 her life was barely started. I'm sorry. Here are some messages and memories that have been left for her and her family,

I worked briefly with Heather while she was at Koll Bren Schreiber. In that short time, her professional skills and kind nature were clearly evident. My sincere condolences go to her family Ralph Pena,
New York, New York

I remember heather when she was just a toddler at her uncle curtis and my sister nitas wedding. her and my daughter are one year apart but with their aunt and uncles they spent other times together. heather is greatly missed by the heflin and essen families. our hearts are with her family continually. barb kasandra brian and glenn heflin.
barb heflin,
bellflower, California

I am so sorry for the loss of Heather. She was a beautiful person and will be missed by so many people. Please know that I am here whenever you need me. Love, Joie
Jolie Hardwick,
Waterbury, Connecticut

Heather Lee Smith was 30 years old, embarking on a new chapter in her life & career. On her first business trip for a new employer. Getting married in the Fall of 2002. Terrorists murdered her on September 11, 2001 on Flight 11. Heather's parents are our dearest and most treasured friends. They are pure of heart & soul and their daughter was a perfect reflection of both of them. She had a wonderful nature and truly giving spirit - the world is a much darker place without her. Her loss has touched us in ways I never imagined. We have known her for nearly 10 years, through her parents. We had just started to get to know her for herself in the months before her death. She was an extraordinary individual - focused on her career, looking forward to getting married and starting a family, thinking about going back to school for her Master's Degree and always, always focused on her family. She was the light of her parents' lives and their grief for her will never end. Neither shall ours. To all who lost a loved one on September 11th - may the powers in this universe grant you some peace as the years go by. May our country stand strong for us, support us and never forget what we all went through - together. Heather took a piece of our hearts with her when she died - we will never seek to replace it, as a reminder for the person we knew.
Posted by Jim & Kris Payant

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