Jeanie Braun Tomme, 67, of McMahan, raced through the gates of Heaven on July 17, 2015, after bravely battling cancer for nearly a year.
At an early age, Jeanie developed a love for animals – especially for horses. This adoration of horses grew into a life-long passion, leading to an exciting, dedicated and fun-loving career in barrel racing and horse training.
To this day,
Jeanie holds the Gilley’s Barrel Racing record.
Jeanie was adventurous and jovial, and she absolutely, whole-heartedly adored life. She easily made friends anywhere she went, and those friendships blossomed over the years; she still spoke often to many of her childhood friends.
Some of the interesting friendships Jeanie established began while she was a mermaid at Aquarena Springs. One such relationship is so infamous that Larry Flynt himself remains amazed – her friendship with Ralph the Swimming Pig.
In addition to her famous friendship with Ralph, Jeanie had “barrels” of friends. She was a jokester; she loved to laugh, to sing and to play the guitar.
She had all the ingredients that made up a fabulous and eventful life.
Jeanie is survived by her husband, Olan Tomme; her sister, Ginger Garza, of Washington State; six step-children; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and loving nieces and nephews.
Jeanie was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hoster, of San Antonio, and her first husband, Ed Braun.
The family planned to receive visitors from 6 – 8 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2015, at McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, in Lockhart. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at 11 a.m. at McCurdy Funeral Home, with a reception following at the McMahan Women’s Club, on FM 713 past Highway 86, in McMahan.