Gomez was seven months pregnant. Her son was delivered by cesarean section and remains in critical condition in Amarillo.
Gomez was a passenger in the car driven by her husband, Eric Gomez, when it was struck near the panhandle town of Channing by a vehicle driven by Colorado State Senator Suzanne Williams, 65, of Aurora, Colo. Texas Highway Patrol reported that Williams’ Honda CR-V crossed into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with Gomez’s GMC Yukon.
Brie was born March 21, 1980 in Amarillo to Thomas White and Cynthia Lahr. She graduated from Dalhart High School in 1998. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies in 2001 followed by a Master’s degree in Counseling from Texas Tech University in 2003. She was a Licensed Professional Therapist for Bucker’s Children’s Home from 2003-2004. She recently worked as a Therapist for New Hope Counseling Services and was a freelance writer for Lifeway magazines.
Brie married Eric Gomez on May 19, 2001. Their first daughter, Mali Elise, was born in November 2004. Eleri Kate was born in January 2009. Curran Blaec Gomez was delivered on Sunday night, December 26, 2010.
Brie is remembered by teachers at Ouray High School as a “sweet, sweet girl,” a loyal teammate on the volleyball team, and a devoted friend.
She was passionate about raising her children. She enjoyed playing with her girls and watching her husband coach. She loved being in the mountains, taking vacations and playing volleyball. She was active in her church.
Brie is survived by her husband, Eric; two daughters, Mali, 6, and Eleri, 23 months, and her son, Curran; parents Tom and Terry White, and Cynthia Lahr; two sisters, Zina Lahr and Megan Howard Anderson; two brothers, Brandon White and Jordan Howard, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Hideaway Foundation, 1880 S. Washington Street Suite 215, Amarillo TX 79102. A trust fund has also been set up for her newborn baby at Happy State Bank for the Curran Blaec Gomez fund.