Valerie Dean Westheimer | 1947 - 2013 | Obituary

Valerie Dean Westheimer
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Valerie Dean Westheimer

Born: August 04, 1947
Died: May 29, 2013

Graveside rites for Valerie Dean Westheimer, 65, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 6 at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery with Dr. Rick Baggett officiating.

The daughter of the late Jerome Max and Ellen Woods Westheimer, Sr., Valerie was born August 4, 1947 in Ardmore, Oklahoma and passed away May 29, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Her sister Beverly Westheimer Wellnitz also preceded her death.

Valerie graduated from Monticello Prepatory High School in Alton, Illinois, attended both Trinity University and Texas Women’s University, completing her first Bachelor Degree in English from North Texas State University in Denton, Texas and then received her second degree in Art from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Valerie was an accomplished artist and musician, playing the piano, organ, guitar, banjo and clarinet.

Valerie is survived by her brother, Jerome “Bruzzy” Westheimer and his wife Gloria, brother in law Joel Wellnitz and her nephew Chris O’Donnell.

Memorials may be made to a mental health charity of your choice.

Memorial condolences may be made online at

Services under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory.

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