Fairport, N.Y. -They thought she'd be here forever, but she was taken away in an instant.
Heather Boyum was struck and killed Sunday while riding her bike.
While there were hugs, not a dry eye in the room; the hundreds who came to say goodbye to Heather Boyum have enough memories to last a lifetime."She was just the greatest woman, she would walk in the room and brighten up your day by looking at her smile and we're going to miss her a lot," former student Tara Derosa said.
"She was a great lady," former student Dominic Zambelli said. "She had a smile no one could forget."
A smile that shined so bright because family and friends say Boyum had a zest for life.
Boyum knew she wanted to help people, and she did just that as a teacher.
"She was more than just a teacher, for most of us she was a friend and she touched so many people," former student David Vaccaro said.
Boyum also helped people as a friend and motivator with her running group, Moms In Motion.
It was how Boyum lived her life that the priest focused his sermon around.
It seems that message was received.
"You all have those days where you're like I wish this day were over, I'm never going to do that ever again," friend Carolyn Privitera-Gage said. "I'm just going to cherish everyday of my life because you never know when you're going to walk out your door and it's gonna be the last time you walk out your door."
Boyum was a tri-athlete and the mother of two young children.
While riding her bicycle on Route 250 Sunday morning, Boyum was hit by a motorcycle, then a car. She died at the scene.
Police say the drivers of the motorcycle and car were both driving without valid driver's licenses.
The driver of the car was also charged with DWI.
They have been charged.