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Sayra Ruth Hearn Hesselsweet
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Birth: Apr. 7, 1944
Death: Oct. 30, 1996


Sayra Hearn Hesselsweet was born April 7, 1944, and died October 30, 1996, after a brief but valiant battle with cancer. Her courage throughout was an inspiration to all who knew her.

She is survived by her adoring husband, Nick Hesselsweet; and their beloved son,
Tim Hesselsweet, a senior at Austin High School. She also is survived by her
parents, Bob and Wynelle Hearn of Temple, Texas; and her great aunt, Etoile
Zawadzke, of Cameron, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Timothy Hearn, a Houston police
officer killed in the line of duty. Sayra leaves behind a multitude of devoted
friends who mourn her passing.

Sayra graduated from Rice University in 1966. She was an active member of Hyde
Park Baptist Church; meber of Helping Hand Society; former member of Junior
Austin Woman's Club; elected President of Austin High PTSA for 1996-97 school
year; but unable to serve because of her health; founding committee member for
state-wide Peace Officers Memorial campaign; author of series of daily thoughts
designed to instill character in the lives of high school students.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 1996,
in the chapel of Hyde Park Baptist Church with Dr. Mike Tignor officiating. A
graveside service will be held at Corinth Cemetery in Buckholts, Texas at 4:00
p.m. on Friday.

Pallbearers will be Garry Vacek, David Moore, Dr. Richard Helmer, Bob Liverman,
Dr. Byron Neely and Gail Caldwell. Honorary pallbearers are Pat Bowman and
Lewis Timberlake.

The family expresses appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Dick Helmer for his
thoughtful, caring devotion during Sayra's illness.

Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar, Austin, Texas
78705, 512/542-8811.


Family links: 
  Robert Lowe Hearn (1919 - 1998)
  Lillian Wynelle Blankenship Hearn (1923 - 2005)
Corinth Cemetery
Milam County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Betty Lang Walker
Originally Created by: Karen Neal Morey
Record added: Nov 30, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23182721
Sayra Ruth <i>Hearn</i> Hesselsweet
Added by: Betty Lang Walker
Sayra Ruth <i>Hearn</i> Hesselsweet
Added by: Betty Lang Walker
Sayra Ruth <i>Hearn</i> Hesselsweet
Added by: Karen Neal Morey
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Sayra, we shall never forget you! You were always so sweet and kind growing up. We were so saddened to learn of your way to early call to come home. May you rest in the arms of Jesus.
- Betty Lang Walker
 Added: Oct. 25, 2012

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