Jean Marie Breining

Jean Marie Breining

March 16, 1928 – Jan. 21, 2012

Funeral services for Jean Marie Breining will be at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, Jan. 26) at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Basin. Burial will follow at Mount View Cemetery and a lunch will follow at Harrison Hall.

Jeanie, 83, died peacefully on Jan. 21, 2012, at Bonnie Bluejacket Memorial Nursing Home. Jeanie was born and spent most of her life in Basin, where along with her husband, Bill, she happily raised their three children, Jim, Becky, and David.

Jeanie was born on March 16, 1928. As a child, Jeanie lived with her parents, Jean and Louis Merriott, and her sister, Helen. Jeanie attended both elementary and secondary schools in Basin, graduating from high school in 1946. After high school, Jeanie went to the University of Wyoming, and was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. After completing two years at the university, Jeanie was trained and employed by Frontier Airlines as a flight attendant on a DC3 passenger airliner. Jeanie’s years working for the airline held some of her fondest memories.

On June 19, 1949, she married William Breining. The couple briefly lived in Thermopolis, before making their permanent family home in Basin. Jeanie was a hard worker and enjoyed working for The Golden Rule Clothiers, Cream of the Valley Dairy, Wheeler’s IGA and Midway Golf Course. In her retirement, Jeanie enjoyed volunteering at Basin’s St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, caring for her grandchildren and participating in local bridge and golf clubs.

Throughout her life, Jeanie was fiercely dedicated to her family’s well being, her church and her community. She will be remembered always as a woman with a strong sense of pride and compassion for her family, a witty sense of humor, and an unparalleled esthetic.

Jeanie is preceded in death by her parents, Jean and Louis Merriott of Basin, and her husband, William Breining, also of Basin.

She is survived by her sister, Helen Merriott Peters of Basin; her three children, Jim Breining of Tucson, Ariz., Becky Breining of Cheyenne, and David Breining of Coupeville, Wash.; and her grandchildren, Beth Breining of Thermopolis and Sally Breining of Omaha, Neb.