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06/07/1976 — 01/11/2021
From Richland, WA
Heather was born Heather Dawn Koehler on June 7th, 1976 in Richland, Washington. She was the second child of Kenneth Koehler and Joanna Schug. She spent a majority of her life living in Richland, Washington. Heather graduated from Richland High School in June of 1995.
Over the years, Heather worked at many jobs including Arby’s and Joe’s Chevron. In 2010, she began her job at Round Table Pizza where she later became the assistant manager alongside her older sister Sheri. In 2004, she began dating her now spouse of 17 years Richard Peterson. She had one daughter from a previous relationship, Cheyenne Covlin. Heather loved going dancing, especially when her father played music, as well as spending time with her family and friends. She was best known for her incredible people skills and her ability to have a good sense of humor no matter what was going on, which she held onto until the very end.
She is survived by her spouse, Richard Peterson, her daughter Cheyenne Covlin, her mother Joanna Schug (John Schug), her father Kenneth Koehler (significant other Judy Massengale), her 4 sisters Sherine Koehler (wife Regina York), Paula Kauer (husband Konrad Kauer), Destiny Koehler, and Heidee Koehler, and her 2 brothers Randy Koehler (wife Christy Koehler) and Jared Mattson. She will be joining her grandfather John Todd, her grandparents Francis and Allen Koehler, her uncles Don Moore and Charles Koehler and her step mother Kathy Koehler.
A Private Family Inurnment will be held at this time.
A Public Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, once restrictions have been lifted.
Rest in peace Heather!!
Love you, cant wait to see you again.
rejoice for thou art in the kingdom of heaven
Beautiful inside and out. Heather was the person you wanted to be … kind, fun, caring, loving.. . Miss and love you cousin forever and always.
One Tough YOUNG lady We All Love You And Will Miss You Until We Meet Again.
Love You Aunt Connie And Uncle Charlie.
Rest in peace my beautiful daughter. I love you so much and will miss you everyday. You are now free pain and suffering. I’m sure you are showing everyone how to dance and laugh with your beautiful smile. I love you sweet girl❤️
Rest in peace without pain my beautiful niece. The strength you showed while fighting this illness amazed us all. I will always remember you as a true warrior and you will always be in my thoughts, in my prayers and in my heart.❤ I love you.
Rest in peace Heather. We frequented Roundtable often with friends and came to know and love Heather. She was such a personable and fun person. We missed her when she wasn’t there. We are so sorry she passed. Heaven gained a beautiful person and she will be missed by all of us.