Breshers, Heather Michelle Heather (HeatherBelle) Michelle Breshers O'Connor of Dallas, Texas, beloved wife, stepmother, daughter and friend to many, passed away suddenly on March 19, 2013 due to unexpected complications from a grand mal seizure. She was 37. HeatherBelle was born on March 5, 1976, daughter of Beverly and Donald Breshers. She attended Fort Worth Country Day, Stoneleigh-Burnham in Greenfield, Massachusetts and Texas Tech, majoring in liberal arts. She also obtained a paralegal degree and was formerly employed at Shields Legal Group. Heather married Sean Michael O'Connor in October of 2006. Heather loved music, art, bird watching and reading. She was an accomplished swimmer, earning a "Shark Badge" at age 6 for swimming a mile while attending Camp Longhorn in the Texas hill country. Heather relished her time on area lakes and ocean beaches. She was an avid snow skier and impressed her ski teammates at Stoneleigh-Burnham Private College Preparatory School in Massachusetts for being a fearless Texan on the slopes. On many occasions she would match wits with her father while traversing down a snow- covered mountain or dancing in his arms to the old classics. Her beautiful smile, contagious laugh, quick wit and giving heart will be forever missed by all who knew her. She never passed up the opportunity to help someone in need and will be remembered as a whole hearted loving person that was cherished by all. Heather is survived by her husband, Sean O'Connor and a stepson, KC O'Connor. She is also survived by her parents, Donald and Beverly Breshers of Dallas; her Aunts, Rebecca Parker of Arlington, Texas; Nina Flores of Bartonville, Texas; Brenda Goodrum of Ft. Worth, Texas; and an Uncle David Benjamin Hanson of Ft. Worth. In addition, she leaves behind numerous extended family and lifelong friends and BabyBelle, her 8 month old Shih Tzu. Heather is preceded in death by her grandfather, John Clyde (JC) Hanson of Arlington, Texas whom she adored and shared the love of sandy ocean beaches. HeatherBelle is now in the glory of heaven and peaceful in the presence of her grandfather and the Lord. The ceremony for Heather will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Tarrant County Food Bank in the name of Heather (HeatherBelle) Breshers.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Mar. 24, 2013