Jeanne was born into a ranching family from Benson, Minnesota. Her family moved to the outskirts of Houston when she was five years old. She spent much of her childhood riding horses. Her father thought bicycles were too dangerous, so he bought her a horse. “I had dolls and all those girl things, but my horse was my true love.” Jeanne married into a ranching family at eighteen. Her husband, Travis Marks, raised registered Brahmas, and her father-in-law raised Longhorns so they often caused quite a commotion on the ranch. “I’ve always loved ranch life and now I have my own herd of registered Longhorns. “This is it – the best place in the world. I’m part of it, it’s part of me. We’re gonna stick it out together.” Jeanne was a rancher in her bones, but nonetheless, always elegantly dressed in her jewelry and her fur vest. The happiest of souls, she always cheered any group with her fun-loving ways and stories. She knew her business and was a dedicated hunter with a great knowledge of the land and animals.
“This is it — the best place in the world. I’m part of it, its part of me. We’re gonna stick it out together.”