She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Brian, and three children.
A mother of three and the wife of a firefighter, Heather Alvarado was someone who liked to see the good in others.
Alvarado enjoyed going on vacations and spending time outdoors with her husband, Albert, and their children. She spent her whole life serving others in her family and community,” her husband said in a statement.
Albert Alvarado is a firefighter in Cedar City, Utah, where the family lives.
On Monday, Stefanie Anderson updated her Facebook profile with a photo of her and Dorene at a hockey game.
She was the oldest of three children, and family was her priority, said her mother, Mavis Barnette. Carrie was also close to her grandparents, and had a hummingbird tattoo — their favorite bird — in their memory.
The Cedar City Fire Department is selling cookbooks to raise money to help support the family.
Stefanie Anderson posted a photograph of her family on Facebook with a sorrowful caption.
“Beautiful child; she was my firstborn,” Mavis Barnette said. Her Facebook wall is covered with messages of love from friends and family who say they take solace in her reunion with them.
“She was always generous and helping everybody in every way. “She was the kind of friend that everybody would want in their life.