Delores Wadle Ouellette, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother, of Austin, passed away peacefully on Oct. 11, 2015 at the age of 76, lovingly surrounded by family.
“Dee,” as some family and friends knew her, was born in Mexia on July 13, 1939. She graduated from Mexia High School in 1957. She moved to Austin and attended Durham Business College before beginning her career with the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation. She met her husband of 56 years, Joseph R. Ouellette, in Austin, and they were married Dec. 5, 1959. Delores retired in 1991 after 31 years of service with the state. After enjoying a short retirement, she joined her husband in their business in Belton until they sold it in 2000.