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So sorry to hear about Heather's passing. I did not know her well but whenever I bumped into her on the dock I took the opportunity to learn from her as she was my resource for learning about all of the beautiful birds around Town Lake.

Her knowledge and love for the birds was contagious and her passion and warmth came through in those brief conversations. My days were always better for having spoken with her.

Take solace in knowing that she now soars with the birds she so loved.


Posted by: John B. - Austin, TX - Friend   Nov 14, 2014

I am so very sorry to hear of Heather's passing. I no longer live in Texas, but I remember always searching the dock for Heather when I rowed in the mornings. She was one of my favorite people to talk to - about books, family, writing, health, just about anything. It's hard to believe she's gone. I will miss her warmth, kindness, mirth and easy laugh. She was a beautiful soul...


Posted by: Jennifer Newcomb Marine - Eugene, OR - friend and fellow rower   Nov 01, 2014

I remember Heather from Seminary days there in Austin. She was always a standout to me, above and beyond in compassion and kindness--the marks of God's holy ones! Now we can be blessed
by her from the fullness of God's Kindom.


Posted by: Jenny Russell - Boerne, TX   Oct 29, 2014

Several years ago I experienced a serious loss in a relationship; Heather happened to be at TRC. She immediately knew I was extremely upset and said "let's walk" and we did so for several hours. I will never forget her kindness in my time of need.

In sum, Heather was a person of kindness, intellect and sincerity! May you find solace in her greatness!
Dr. Maria Shelton


Posted by: Maria shelton - College station, TX - Friend and rower   Oct 28, 2014

This was devastating news to hear. Heather was a child of nature, and I remember her with her children, smiling , laughing and always being a calm in the center of a storm, a ballast for those who ended solace. May she join Henry and Jessica and rest peacefully , knowing she was loved by all.
Ellen Susman


Posted by: A friend   Oct 26, 2014

I was honored to share silence and conversation with Heather as part of the Friday morning meditation group at Seton Cove. Even though I knew her for only a brief time her memory will be strong and lasting.


Posted by: Mona West - Austin, TX - Friend   Oct 23, 2014

Heather was such a dear friend and source of encouragement, challenge and joy during our time together in seminary. She made a difference in my life and so many others. She helped make the Kingdom of God happen. Heather's Life will reverberate forever.


Posted by: Robert Woody - San Antonio, TX   Oct 22, 2014

I first met Heather back in 2008 when her and I had a meeting at Swedish Hill Bakery. We had several meetings there as she always told me that was one of favorite places to go in town. Over the years, I had various meetings and encounters with Heather and I always enjoyed hearing her stories, she always told them with much enthusiasm. One story which sticks out is that she attended Williams College with Mark Tercek, The Nature Conservancy's

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Posted by: Kara Kokotas Smith - Austin, TX - Acquaintance at TNC   Oct 21, 2014

Dear Martin and family,

Heather was a beautiful woman, inside and out. We were blessed to have known her. May you find peace in her memory and joy in your conitnuing love of her. Our thoughts are with you always.

Mark & Louise Michaud


Posted by: Mark & Louise Michaud - Austin, TX - acquaintance   Oct 21, 2014

Meus sentimentos a toda família.


Posted by: Maria Nagel - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Friend   Oct 21, 2014