Written by Frances Rowan
There are very few pies around here that Ione Braswell doesn't have a finger in. This soft spoken southerner does a little bit of everything at Falcons Landing and on the outside (speaking of pies, ask her about those pecans she sells to benefit Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Arlington).
From a small town in Louisiana (Minden, east of Shreveport), Ione has traveled the world with her husband, Arnold. After 35 years of travel as an Air Force wife, Ione is content to be settled happily at Falcons Landing. In the eight years she has been here, she has become very active in all phases of the chapel. She assigns the ushers and greeters every Sunday and sings in the choir as well as acting as the music librarian and ensuring that the music is cataloged.
In addition to her work for the chapel, she is on the library committee, shelving books and checking on overdue books. She is a registrar for the AARP tax program and she delivers meals to the homebound. She is a frequent visitor to those in the Johnson Center. Ione is also a sponsor to newcomers to Falcons Landing.
Whew! Does she have any time for fun? Well, yes. She was an enthusiastic bowler when Falcons Landing had a bowling group and would like to participate again if the bowling group is resurrected. She won a bronze medal in Senior Olympics Wii bowling in 2016. Ione is an avid bridge player and a Mah Jongg player also.
Falcons Landing is fortunate to have dedicated volunteers such as Ione Braswell.