Johnna Puckett Reynolds of Driftwood died tragically from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on June 21, 2011. Johnna had been a teacher in Texas for 21 years.
She was born August 31, 1967, in Sweetwater, Texas, grew up there, and graduated from Sweetwater High School. She won three world champion barrel racing titles in the American Junior Rodeo Association. Johnna also won a state title in track and was on the second place state basketball team. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, where she also won the Southwestern Region Barrel Racing Title.
Johnna taught at Perrin-Whitt CISD, where she met Cole, the love of her life, who would later become her husband. She taught both kindergarten and physical education in the Lake Travis ISD. She was the PE teacher at Bee Cave Elementary since its opening in 1999, and she taught many after school classes and coached many sports teams. Students loved PE because Johnna made it fun. She was passionate for sport and was a great competitor. She instilled that spirit in many children, particularly in her own Casey and Lane.
Johnna is survived by Cole Reynolds, her husband of 17 years, and her daughter, Casey, 12, and son, Lane, 9. Also her parents Eddie and Ira Lea Puckett of Sweetwater; her sister LaDawn Daniel and husband, Tony and their two daughters, Kyla and Kendall, also of Sweetwater; her sisters-in-law, Katherine Mata and husband Angel, and their children Andrew and Matt, and Elizabeth McLeod and husband Chris and their son, Ian, all of Austin.
Also her parents-in-law, Paula and Bruce Renfro of Driftwood; and her father-in-law Charles Reynolds of Stephenville; aunts Pat Halsell, Priscilla Hicks, Mary Brentley, Catherine Mobley, Wilma Nicewarmer and Joyce Scott; uncles D.W. Puckett and John H. Puckett; as well as numerous cousins.
Johnna had countless friends whom she loved and who loved her. She was the connector, the planner, the organizer, the woman with the purse where she had everything anyone ever needed. She loved entertaining friends and family at the Reynolds Annual Crawfish boil and many other gatherings.
A memorial service for Johnna will be held at noon Saturday, June 25, at the First Baptist Church, 201 Highway 290 West, Dripping Springs. Casey and her friends have asked that dress for the service be colorful. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Sweetwater, Texas. Her family is grateful for the support provided by Johnna’s numerous friends, coworkers and students.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Johnna Reynolds Memorial Fund, Account 252039 at any APlus Federal Credit Union, or mailed to the credit union at P. O. Box 14867, Austin, TX 78761, which will support the further education of her children.