Paulette Claire Heartwell Zeller (1942-2021)

Paulette Claire Heartwell (nee Zeller), of Dripping Springs, TX, passed away unexpectedly July 21, 2021.

Paulette was born October 31, 1942 to Frank and Emma Zeller, and raised in New Orleans, LA. She attended John McDonogh High School and then Louisiana State University.  She worked in advertising production and in 1969 married Stephen F. Heartwell. They lived for many years in Plano, TX, raising their two children Kevin and Kellie. When their children became adults, the couple moved to Omaha, Nebraska for several years, and then finally settled in Dripping Springs, TX after Dr. Heartwell’s retirement in 2016. Paulette loved traveling, painting and spending time with her children, grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  

She is preceded in death by her siblings, Lloyd, Frances, Earline, Roland, Billy, and Patsy. She is survived and missed dearly by her siblings Lorena Bonnaffons, Bobby Zeller, and Sidney Zeller; her husband, Stephen Heartwell, her daughter Kellie (Bill Carlson), her son Kevin (Jeannie Heartwell), her nieces, Peggy Zeller (Bill Shupp), and Kimberly Zeller, as well as her grandchildren: Dorothy Anne and Ashley Heartwell of Corpus Christi, TX and Annabelle, Magnus and Sofia Carlson of Aspen, CO. A memorial service will be held for Paulette on August 21st at 11:00am at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, LA.

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