Sue Heatly was born in Austin, TX, on February 6, 1938, the third child of Sidney and Catherine Newton Heatly. She died on Saturday, March 28, 2015, of pancreatic cancer at Hospice Austin Christopher House. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mary Gail Heatly Arnold. She is survived by her sister, Ann Heatly Meyers of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and her brother, Sidney Ashton Heatly, Jr., and his wife Val Jean of Richardson, TX.
Sue is also survived by her nieces and nephews and their families: John A. Meyers of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bart and Kelly Arnold of Austin, Allison Arnold of Austin, TX, Trey and Kelly Heatly of Dallas, TX, Scott and Margaret Heatly of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Kathleen Heatly Milam of McKinney TX.
Sue attended Austin public schools, graduating from Austin High in 1956. She entered the University of Texas that fall and graduated in 1960 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a focus on graphic design. She attended Syracuse University and earned her Masters of Fine Arts degree in design in 1980.
After graduating from UT Sue moved to San Francisco and worked in the design industry. Sue returned to Austin where she began her own business, Heatly Associates Design. Her clients included The LBJ Library and Museum, UT School of Law, St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Baylor University, Amy's Ice Cream, and the Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Sue began her teaching career at the University of Texas in the Journalism Department, School of Communications teaching magazine and editorial design. She continued her career at UT for 18 years teaching graphic design in the Fine Arts Department in conjunction with running her design firm.
Sue was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, The University of Texas Chancellor's Council, and The Littlefield Society.
Sue will always be remembered by friends and family for her intelligence, professionalism, fierce independence, dry sense of humor, and love for fine food.
A memorial service will be held in celebration of her life on Saturday, April 11, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., The Reverend Anne Hoey officiating.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Hospice Austin, Christopher House, 2820 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Austin 78702 or the charity of your choice.