Heather Renee Ridley-Fleeman (1976-2004)
Heather was born in Rogers, AR on May 1, 1976. She attended school in Bentonville and graduated in May 1994. During her high school years she was active in DECCA, SADD, IFC, Key Club, Soccer Club and Renaissance. After high school she attended NWACC where she was on the Dean’s list. Heather then transferred to the University of Arkansas and graduated in 1999 with a BS, BA in Marketing Management. Heather was employed by The Scotts Company after graduation as a Marketing Analyst and then promoted to an International Development Analyst. On September 6, 2003 at Magnolia Gardens, she married the love of her life Bart Wayne Fleeman. Heather was diagnosed with cancer in October 2002 and was an avid follower and participant of new research and therapies. Together Heather and Bart have supported H.O.P.E. Inc. and Circle of Life, independent organizations that reach out to cancer victims and their families. On July 18, 2004, Heather left this world to be with Jesus our Lord and Savior in Heaven. Heather’s humor and wit throughout her illness will live on in those who were touched by her.