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Ida Mae "Tiney" Browning

June 28, 1927April 8, 2019
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Ida Mae (Tiney) Browning, age 91, passed away April 8, 2019. She was born June 28, 1927 in Port Lavaca to the late Lee and Mary Bimingham. She was an executive secretary and was also the supervisor of the accounting dept. at Bauer Dredging and left to take care of her ailing mother. She was an executive secretary at First State Bank and Gary Aircraft. She met B.B. Browning and they married in 1964 and enjoyed 55 years of marriage. Tiney won the distinction of Mother of the Year from the Texas Governor Ann Richards. Tiney loved Port Lavaca and was on the city council 10 years to become Mayor of Port Lavaca for 10 years. She just resigned from the City Planning Commission last month when her Alzheimers Disease got worse. She was also on the Senior Citizen’s Board of Directors for Calhoun County, was a life time member of the Fair Association, member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for 44 years, and she was a Boy Scout Den Mother and on the Board of Directors of the Sunlight Girls Club. Tiney leaves behind her husband, BB Browning; daughter, Tanya Lenise Browning of Port Lavaca; son, Bryan Alan Browning (wife Barbara) of Portland; 9 grandchildren (2 of which she took part in raising); 4 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Roemer, Leslie, and Dempsey Birmingham and sister, Lorraine Matulik. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Gardens. Pallbearers are: Earl Leonard, Keelin Stringo, Tyrone Harris, Mark Daigle, Sheriff Bobbie Vickery, and Johnny Krause. Honorary Pallbearers are her sisters of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the employees of the City of Port Lavaca. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Burnard B. "B.B." Browning, Husband
  • Lee Birmingham, Father
  • Mary T. Birmingham, Mother
  • Tanya Lenise Browning, Daughter
  • Bryan Alan Browning, Son
  • Barbara Browning, Daughter-in-law
  • Lorraine Matulik, Sister
  • Roemer Birmingham, Brother
  • Leslie Birmingham, Brother
  • Dempsey Birmingham, Brother
  • Tiney also leaves behind 9 grandchildren (two of which she took part in raising); 4 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Earl Leonard
  • Tyrone Harris
  • Mark Daigle
  • Johnny Krause
  • Bobbie Vickery
  • Keelin Stringo
  • Sisters of Beta Sigma Phi, Honorary
  • Employees of City of Port Lavaca, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Heritage Center

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • Rosary Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, April 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Ida Mae "Tiney" Browning

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Mike and Jill Hendrickson

April 10, 2019

We will forever cherish our memories of Tiney. She will be remembered for her caring and compassionate nature. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Keith and Jenny McGrew

April 10, 2019

Tiney was a wonderful lady who was loved by all. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this time.

Marian Hilscher

April 9, 2019

Fly high my sister....44 years ago we pledged together to be Sorority sisters. We have shared happiness, loss and endless memories together. Now just Grace and I remain and we pledge once again to keep your memory alive until we meet again.

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Biography

Ida Mae (Tiney) Browning, age 91, passed away April 8, 2019. She was born June 28, 1927 in Port Lavaca to the late Lee and Mary Bimingham. She was an executive secretary and was also the supervisor of the accounting dept. at Bauer Dredging and left to take care of her ailing mother. She was an executive secretary at First State Bank and Gary Aircraft. She met B.B. Browning and they married in 1964 and enjoyed 55 years of marriage. Tiney won the distinction of Mother of the Year from the Texas Governor Ann Richards.
Tiney loved Port Lavaca and was on the city council 10 years to become Mayor of Port Lavaca for 10 years. She just resigned from the City Planning Commission last month when her Alzheimers Disease got worse. She was also on the Senior Citizen’s Board of Directors for Calhoun County, was a life time member of the Fair Association, member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for 44 years, and she was a Boy Scout Den Mother and on the Board of Directors of the Sunlight Girls Club.
Tiney leaves behind her husband, BB Browning; daughter, Tanya Lenise Browning of Port Lavaca; son, Bryan Alan Browning (wife Barbara) of Portland; 9 grandchildren (2 of which she took part in raising); 4 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Roemer, Leslie, and Dempsey Birmingham and sister, Lorraine Matulik.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Gardens.
Pallbearers are: Earl Leonard, Keelin Stringo, Tyrone Harris, Mark Daigle, Sheriff Bobbie Vickery, and Johnny Krause.
Honorary Pallbearers are her sisters of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the employees of the City of Port Lavaca.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.