Jean Ann Hoosier

Jean Hoosier, 70, of College Station, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2011 at St. Joseph Regional Hospital in Bryan.

A gathering of family and friends will be on Monday, March 21, 2011 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will be on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home. Officiating the service will be the Rev. David Murphy of Calvary Baptist Church.

Jean was born August 21, 1940 in Springfield Township, Michigan to Charles and Grace Priest. Jean worked for St. Joseph Regional Health Center as a Central Supply Tech. She retired in 2001.

Jean had a great love for horses. She was a very accomplished rider and loved to ride horses with family and friends.

She had a special love for her grandchildren and loved to attend their sporting event and livestock shows. She was their biggest cheerleader.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Grace Elliot and Charles Priest; brothers, Elvin Priest, Floyd Priest, Gary Priest; sister, Arlene Anderson.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Jerry Ryburn of Hilltop Lakes, Texas, Tammi and Philip Pratt, Jr. of Navasota, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Irene Branderhorst of Caldwell, Texas; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Duane Lund of Farewell, Mich., Bernetta and R.D. Roosa of Hemlock, Mich.; brother and sister-in-law, Karl and Shirley Priest of Bend, Oregon; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Donations in Jean Hoosier’s name may be made to Still Creek Boys Ranch, 6055 Hearne Road, Bryan, TX 77808.


  1. Ann and Bob, May the LORD comfort you during this time of loss and grief. I will always remember Aunt Jean living life to the fullest. She took me on a horseback ride from your home in Kalkaska to the fairgrounds and back. I could hardly walk for a week. She loved horses. She was so good to her nieces and nephews.

  2. Ann & Bob,
    You probably don’t remember Aunt Rhea, my daughter and myself stopping by to visit on our way up north to see the large cross, however I remember Aunt Jean being so welcoming and loving, and you and Bobby were running all over the place wanting to show us everything…..Thanks for the wonderful memory.

    Thinking of you all and wanting you to know our thought and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

    Rick, Kathy & family

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