BUFFALO SPRINGS - Services for Jane Browning, 79, were held Jan. 1, 2019 at Pleasant Mound Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Waller officiating.
Jane was born in Buffalo Springs to Clifton Ray and Jettie Caroline Gill. She graduated from Bellevue High School and married J.T. Browning on June 8, 1957 at the First Baptist Church in Bellevue.
Jane and J.T. lived in the Dean area while he worked in Wichita Falls. They trained and rode horses for the public in the Dean area and helped organize the Dean Riding Club. Early in the 1970’s they purchased the Jack and Frances Pitts Dairy herd where they continued dairy until they moved back to Buffalo Springs where they continued in the dairy business for 20 years on their own place. Jane worked and milked cows beside her husband and kept the books for the dairy. Due to the love of the outdoors, they still remain in the cattle business.
She was a member of the Pleasant Mound Free Will Baptist Church in Buffalo Springs. Jane was a very active member of her community and of Clay County. During the Clay County Pioneer Reunion, she served as the 2014 Clay County Pioneer Queen, and served numerous years as the Pioneer Association 2nd Vice-President and numerous other committees. Jane was Treasurer for the Pleasant Mount Free Will Baptist Church and served on the Buffalo Springs Cemetery Foundation Board.
She served as secretary-treasurer for the Buffalo Springs Community Center and as election inspector/poll clerk for the Buffalo Springs community.
Together with her family, Jane was honored to receive the Family Land Heritage Certificate and Bronze Marker from the state of Texas for continuous agriculture operation for 100 years or more. Jane was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and great grandmother.
Jane was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Gordon Lee Gill and Billy Ray Gill.
Survivors include her husband J.T. Browning of Buffalo Springs; son, Kendall Ray Browning and wife Stephina of Buffalo Springs; two daughters, Angela Jane Wood and husband Sherwyn of Stephenville, and Robbin Renee Powell and husband Steve of Joy; grandchildren, Jared Powell, Wesley Wood, Whitney Oliver, Kurtis Browning, Taylor Powell, Kelsey Anderson; great grandchildren, Chloey Powell, Colt Powell, Brealynn Oliver, Ronan Oliver, Raiden Oliver, Lincoln Browning and Parker Wood.
Memorials may be made to the Buffalo Springs Cemetery Foundation c/o Rita Reeder, 4511 Tamarron Drive, Wichita Falls, Texas76308, the Pleasant Mound Free Will Baptist Church at 357 Rock Church Road, Bellevue, TX 76228, or Hospice of Wichita Falls at PO Box 4804, Wichita Falls, TX 76308.