In Memory of
Deborah Sue Heller

Deborah Sue Heller, beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend, passed away on March 25, 2022.  Born in Houston, Texas to Ruth Irene and Clarence Edward Heller on August 26, 1951, she was the second of four children.                                                                                                                                              
She attended Bellaire High School graduating in 1970. She did earn a scholarship to Sam Houston State University. She went on to take many college courses at Houston Community College. She had particular skills in Accounting, Real Estate and Computer Science, including excellent knowledge of the Lotus 1-2-3 program later known as Microsoft Office.

In 1972, Deborah started   her   career at JC Penney.  In 1997 she left the workforce after holding various posts at the El Paso Corporation.  During her time at these companies, she developed many relationships, both professional and amicable. She was put in supervisory rolls being recognized for her dedication, work ethic and earned the respect and trust of her cohorts and superiors.

Her hobbies included pencil sketch art, abstract and still life. Her artwork was acknowledged at that the local level, earning her praise and recognition.  

She loved being surrounded by natural beauty.   She could often be found designing and creating the garden landscape at her childhood home.  She also found great peace at the beach, especially her native Gulf Coast.  

She is survived by her sister Valerie Ann Burke; sister, Rebecca King and her husband Gary, their children Jonathan and Steven; brother, Robert Heller and his wife Deanna.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation to the American Diabetes Association be made in Debbie’s honor. 

Charitable Donations may be made to:

American Diabetes Association
2400 Augusta Drive, Houston, TX 77057. Website Link


Message from
Diana Specht Saavedra
Fri, 04/01/2022

I am sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. You all are in our hearts and prayers. Although distance has separated us, we want you to receive the love of family. It’s unending.