Heather Dawn (McMullen) Clingan left this Earth on June 7, 2023, following a brief illness. Heather was taken from us far too soon but during the 43 years she was here, Heather inspired and loved so many that had the blessing of meeting her. Heather was truly one of a kind. She loved her family endlessly and would do anything to help someone. She loved to travel and see new places, dance to great music, and have fun.
Heather began her life in El Dorado, Kansas on March 26, 1980. She was raised in Eureka, Kansas by her parents Sherry (Marrs) and Mark W. McMullen. Heather loved hanging out with friends and excelled at sports including softball, track, and dance.
Heather later moved to El Dorado, Kansas where she graduated from El Dorado High School in 1998. In 1998 she married Airman Dustin Peters and together they lived at various bases including Whiteman AFB and Little Rock AFB. Heather gave birth to her first child Dalton in 2000 while at Whiteman AFB. In Little Rock, Heather worked in purchasing and arrangement design at Hank’s Furniture.
Her husband SSgt Dustin Peters was killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom in July 2004. Heather raised their son Dalton in El Dorado, Kansas.
In 2008 Heather married Milton Clingan. Together they raised their four children: Dalton, Grace, Henry, and Oliver. The family resided in Butler County Kansas until 2014 when they relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2021 the family relocated to their home in Gonzales, Louisiana; Dalton remained attending University of Oklahoma. Heather was a caring and loving mother, and she was always so very proud of her kids.
Heather is survived by her son Dalton Peters of Norman, OK; daughter Grace Fowler; son Henry Clingan; son Oliver Clingan; husband Milton Clingan; mother Sherry (Marrs) Taylor of Augusta, KS; biological father Robert Sawyer of Marion, KS; aunt Debra Glendening of El Dorado, KS; brother Cord McMullen of Severy, KS; mother-in-law Joanne Clingan of Bartlesville, OK; as well as many aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family will be having a private memorial but plan to also have a Celebration of Life in the future. To anyone that knew Heather, please take time to remember her and love those around you. Heather was passionate about the care of our veterans; in lieu of flowers please make a donation on her behalf to an organization dedicated to the care of veterans.