DeeAnn was born in Brady, TX, on May 26, 1962, to Raymond & Janice Kirk Brandenberger.
She attended Mason Schools & graduated in 1980. She was married in 1981 & for a short period of time, lived in Boerne.
Mason, again became her home & the family was blessed with two children, Dava Reeves McCarty & Daniel Reeves. While in Mason, DeeAnn worked at the Day Care Center which was held at the First United Methodist Church. The family moved to Alpine, where she received her Associate Degree as a Veterinary Technician from Sul Ross College.
For several years she lived & worked in the Austin area. Returning to Mason in recent years, she worked as Secretary for the First United Methodist Church. She & her present husband, Mark Smith, moved to Mertzon in 2009, where he was assigned to the Methodist Church. DeeAnn was Secretary for the Mertzon church & found great pleasure in her work & service. She especially found joy as she & Mark organized activities for the youth of the Mertzon area.
DeeAnn was preceded in death by her Mother, Janice Brandenberger, aunt Jeanie Brandenberger & Grandparents, Estell & Chester Kirk of Junction and Dessie & Howard Brandenberger of Mason, TX
She is survived by her husband, Mark of Mertzen; daughter, Dava (Jeff) McCarty of San Antonio; son Danny Reeves; grandsons Eli & Jax McCarty; Parents, Raymond & Patsy Brandenberger, of Mason. Also survived by (& like sisters), Sammie(Mark) Veit of Cuero & Jodie Mahan of Nixon; Mark Smith’s children, Ben Smith, of Camp Leonard Wood, MO, & Stacy Smith of Florida; Aunts & Uncles, Betty & Daymond Brandenberger of Mason & Carlos & Nancy Loeffler of Kenney ; cousins, Debra (Roy) Davenport, Denise Brandenberger, both of Mason, Tonya (Sandy) Fulgham of Kentucky, Carla (Dwight) Sweeney of Austin and Keith Loeffler of Fulshear Niece & Nephew, Chelsea Veit & Garrett Veit; Great nieces & nephews Zach Hoag(April) & Mitchell, Preston & Bryan; Jessica Hoag & Bella; Nathan Hoag; Tanna Fulgham; Nathan & Nolan Sweeney.
Services will be held on Friday, July 18, in Mason at the First United Methodist Church at 1:00 p.m.