Jane Williamson McBride

Profile Updated: January 30, 2020
Residing In: Georgetown, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Ed
Occupation: Retired/Volunteer
Children: Thomas E. Ballou Jr. 1980, and Dr. Marlo Anne Ballou 1973.
Four Grandchildren, two boys and two More…girls.
I moved to Georgetown TX from Colorado Springs to be closer to everyone. We are retired. I spend most of my time wishing I was back in the Colorado weather.

Spent a life time training horses, raising children and enjoying life. 1996 Horsemaster for the first Equestrian Paralympic games in Atlanta, GA.
30 yrs. training people with disabilities and growing non-profit agencies.

School Story:

Only classes I enjoyed were choir and gym. Spent after school at the barn. Spent weekends at the barn and competing.

As a child, I rode my horse all over Irving. Couldn't do that today! Most of my friends were free spirits and allowed to roam. This was good and bad for me.

Which Elementary School(s) did you attend?

John R. Good

Which Middle School(s) did you attend?


Do You see/talk to/hang out with our classmates? Who?

A few old friends. Betty Romberg Watkins and I still send Christmas cards and chat. We grew-up across the street from each other and were always best friends even when we went our separate ways. Burt, Gary and Richard are facebook friends.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

I am married to a Ph.D. Engineer and Harvard Physicist, Ed McBride. That was even a surprise to me! That was, of course, after I married and divorced a motorcycle racer, Thomas Ballou. Tom and I had two great children who have given us wonderful grandchildren. Tom died from a heart attack a few years back.

I'm still training horses and enjoying retirement.

I just started battling breast cancer. This won't stop me. I spent most of my life with people who have disabilities. This is nothing.

What is your favorite memory of IHS?

I enjoyed Gym, choir and English. Standing around in the hall before school with my boyfriends. Mostly, I didn't like school.

I was too consumed with my after school and weekend activities, horses.

Who was our High School Mascot?

Big Irvi

Who was our biggest cross-town rival (in sports etc)?

The MacArthur Cardinals

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Happy Birthday Red!

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:01 AM
2010 and still skiing.