Claire Heffernan Braun Worthey

  • Born: January 22, 1940
  • Died: June 8, 2019
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
Tel. (210) 495-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

"Little Claire", devoted Wife, Mother, Grammy & Great Grammy has gone to Heaven to be reunited with her parents Herb & Claire Heffernan, husbands Stansell Braun and Donald Worthey; son Joseph "Joey" Braun; sister Mary Heffernan Gaertner; brothers Dick and Don Heffernan, niece Elizabeth Carruth, son-in-law Ron Kirsch and brother-in-law John Braun.

She is survived by her children Suzy Braun (Ron Kirsch), Rick Braun, Stan (Donna) Braun and Tracy (Leo) Pederson; grandchildren: Ashley Doll, Matthew (Lauren) Braun, MaKayla Braun, Lee and Shelly Pederson and great grandson Caden Doll and her siblings: Mike (Lynn) Heffernan, Paul (Betty) Heffernan, Susan Woods, Bob Heffernan, Kathy (Mike) Carruth and Genny Heffernan in addition to numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces/nephews.

Claire was known for her kind heart, strong family values and dedication to ALL of her family and NUMEROUS close friends.

We'll all remember her love for a good bridge game and poker games with family and friends and those occasional trips to Las Vegas or Winstar! She will be dearly missed by all!

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019
11:30 AM

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019
12:00 PM

Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, or a charity of your choice.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I will miss Claire so much! She was like having an extra Mom. Much love and light to everyone who loves her. What a wonderful, kind, fun lady. Love, Deb

Posted by Deborah Watkins - Grand Prairie, TX - Family Friend   July 02, 2019

Claire you have been a great neighbor, pillar of support and one of the nicest people we have had the good fortune to know; we will miss your smile and wit. Never one to be shy about telling you how to be positive and upbeat in life, you rarely shared your pain or struggles but kept them to yourself; you were very giving to all who got to know you. You and your family are a great example of love and you all showed your love for one another to all who knew you. When you invited your sister Mary to come live with you, we witnessed that love between the two of you. Also, the love shown through the regular visits and daily phone calls with your sister Susan and daughters, Tracy and Suzie. Having your son Rick move back from Florida to stay with you was a blessing giving you time to reflect, share and help each other. We will miss the visits with you, conversations, snacks, chocolate and some meals, but mostly the friendship. Claire you were very gracious in accepting our family into yours as neighbors and good friends; may God continue to bless you and your family. We will miss you and celebrate the life you lived and the lessons you shared. Peace be with you now and with your family. We'll see you later, good friend and talk often until then. You are and will be missed.

Posted by Lori and Alan Bush - San Antonio, TX - Neighbor   June 24, 2019

Much love to the Heffernan family. We know your Claire was well loved and our hearts go out to you.

Posted by Mark and Joan Malone - Seattle, WA - Friend   June 21, 2019

Our condolences and prayers to her family and friends.

Posted by John & Hilsa Lugo - Corpus Christi, TX - Classmate   June 20, 2019

Paul & Family, my prayers are with you. May Claire rest in peach.

Bobby Feike
HC '65

Posted by Bobby Feike - San Antonio, TX - Family Friend   June 20, 2019

We have good memories of our times with Claire. Our most vivid recent one is sharing this past Christmas with her in our home. Blessings and prayers go out to Claire's children and extended family.

Don & Mary Ann Hall
North Richland Hills, TX

Posted by Don & Mary Ann Hall - North Richland Hills, TX - Family   June 19, 2019

Stan Suzie Rick and Tracy I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet sweet mom she truly was an amazing human being an example of the human Spirit what it should be so this is farewell not goodbye. Y'all's mom was such a silent Hero Aunt Claire was patient she was caring she was compassionate she always had that sweet wonderful smile greeting you she always look at you in your eyes always had a smile to give always gave you a kiss Y'all's mom blessed so many people I pray that y'all cling to the wonderful memories and find comfort in knowing that she's with your daddy and so many others My deepest sympathies I love each and everyone of you Jentina

Posted by Jentina Heffernan - San Antonio, TX - Family   June 18, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss Rick. Prayers for the family.
Remember, she's just away.
God bless.

Posted by Natalie Camp - Castroville, TX - Friend   June 17, 2019

So very sorry to hear about Claire's passing. Please accept my deepest condolences to the entire Heffernan family.

Posted by Belinda Lopez - San Antonio, TX - Friend   June 16, 2019


There are NOT enough words to say to clarify just how much you mean to me. You showed me that women are strong individuals to be reckoned with! But also caring down to the core. You were the pillar for both our family but also to your siblings too. It was obvious that you were loved by all. Your strength in live made me want to be a better person. It hurts so much to have to let you go, but I am relieved that you are finally out of pain, breathing freely and dancing with all those that left before you.
I am hopeful that Mary will let you visit Jeanie Dixon as I know how much you miss both of those girls. You are truly an Angel that has gone to a far better place.
You are so deeply loved...and missed.

Posted by Tracy Pederson - Highland Village, TX - Daughter   June 14, 2019

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