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Amy Lynn Eiermann

Obituary for Amy Lynn Eiermann

June 11, 1976 - October 18, 2017
Austin, Texas | Age 41


Amy Lynn Eiermann, age 41, died of complications from diabetes in Austin, Texas on October 18, 2017. Amy was a bright light and full of compassion for all of those around her, human or feline.

Amy was born on June 11, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart. She was a Mardi Gras princess in the Krewe of Caesar, and was forever after fondly referred to as "Princess Amy" by her dad. In 1983, Amy relocated to Houston, Texas with her family and attended school in Alief. Growing up in Houston, Amy and her little sister, Mindy, belonged to a group of kids that roamed Ashford Park, Ashton Village, and West Park, and was notorious for hanging out on the bridge, exploring the Bayou, spending weekends at Fame City, West Oaks Mall, and the Galleria, and moping to the music of The Smiths.

Amy moved to Austin, Texas in 1994. She quickly befriended the "Chester Crew," with whom she saw her first Widespread Panic show. She enjoyed a number of positions, most notably with the Austin Bureau of the Dallas Morning News and The Integrity Group. She advocated for human, animal and environmental rights, and took pride as a Texas Democrat. She formed a multitude of relationships with incredible ease. Once you met Amy, you were her friend for life. She loved children, and was an "Aunt Mamy" to many. She had a passion for live music that took her all over the country. She embraced Texas from queso to cowboy boots, but she never abandoned her New Orleans roots and returned often to immerse herself in local culture and to spend time with family.

Although, she left us far too soon, Amy lived a full life. She enjoyed gardening and cooking with her mom. She was a voracious reader of historical fiction and had a soft spot for Mr. Darcy. She adored the tales of English monarchs, especially of the Plantagenets and the Tudors. She loved watching Dr. Who and sports with her dad. She rooted for the Longhorns and the Saints, and knew all the ins and outs of managing a successful fantasy football team. She enjoyed jewelry making and graphic design, the latter of which tied into her early and developing interests in visual design and communication. She enjoyed writing, whether for herself in journals, for friends and family in handwritten letters, or while covering politics. Amy loved to travel with her family and friends and to spend time at the beach, and she cherished girls weekends with the "Holla Ladies."

Amy was preceded in death by her PawPaw Bertney Eiermann Sr., MawMaw Ruth Eiermann, and MawMaw Rose Cavilliere. She is survived by her father and mother Byron and Patricia Eiermann of Cypress, Texas; her sister Mindy Eiermann, brother-in-law James Collins II, and beloved niece, Aurora Eiermann Collins of Sydney, Australia; her PawPaw Harold Cavilliere of New Orleans, Louisiana; her very close friend Thrad Weibley of Austin, Texas; and her cat JW. She is also survived by her aunts, uncles, cousins, and many good friends across the globe.

A Celebration of Amy's life will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries, 5100 Pontchartrain Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124. Visitation will take place from 8:30–11:00am, followed by burial.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Amy's honor to the American Diabetes Association ( or the Tipitina's Foundation (

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Austin, TX 78704
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