Heather Marie Smith age 33 of New Richmond collapsed and died unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, August 10, 2013. She was born the daughter of Donald and Carolyn (Sheire) Hecker on September 20, 1979 in Boscobel, WI. Heather was a certified amateur emergency ham radio operator. She was a member of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and an active member of the Lions Club (Leo’s Club). On September 29, 2012, she married Kyle Brandon Smith in New Richmond. Heather enjoyed cooking, singing and their cats. She is survived by her husband, Kyle; parents, Donald and Carolyn Hecker; sisters, Debra (Ed) Robertson, Machelle (Joe) Dremsa; parents-in-law, David and Karen Smith; brother-in-law, Jaime Smith; sister-in-law, Kaylani Smith; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, many other friends and relatives. A memorial service was held Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church in New Richmond. Visitation was also Thursday from 12-2 pm before the service at the church. Private interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.