Our Staff

Our staff's commitment to you 

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Ryan Gray Manager/Funeral Director

Ryan is a native of the Omaha area graduating from Papillion-LaVista High School. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and received his degree in Mortuary Science from St. Louis Community College. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Nebraska and Iowa. Ryan has been with Braman Mortuary since June of 1999.  He attends Coram Deo Church in Omaha and is a member of American Legion Post #1, V.F.W. Post #2503 & Millard Rotary.  Ryan, his wife Juli and their children Landen & Tyla live in Omaha.

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Jordan Wilcox Funeral Director

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Adam Beck Funeral Director

Adam is a lifelong Nebraskan native, who was raised south of Omaha, in the small town of Louisville, NE. There he graduated from Louisville Public Schools. Following this, he went on and received a Bachelor's in Biology from Bellevue University and an Associates of Applied Science in Mortuary Science. Now living in the La Vista he enjoys exploring the surrounding areas.

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Tomi Longoria Funeral Director Apprentice

Tomi was born and raised in Omaha and graduated from Central High School in 2007. After attending University of Nebraska-Omaha and Lincoln, she decided to pursue a career in Mortuary Science and graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in 2015. She currently resides in the Benson area of Omaha with her 2 cats.

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Bob Robinson Family Services Coordinator

Bob recently retired after 35 years in public Education. He started his career as a Speech/Language Therapist after graduating from Northwest Missouri State University. After two years working at schools in Northwest Missouri, Bob and his wife Julie moved to Fremont and then Arlington where he spent 10 years in the Arlington School system in speech therapy, coaching and as Director of Community Education. After obtaining his Master’s Degree from UNO, he was Director of Special Education in the West Point Public Schools, as well as Elementary Principal in Auburn and Gibbon. He most recently spent the last 9+ years in Fremont as Principal at Linden Elementary. Bob and his wife Julie live in Fremont and have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren.

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Elaine M. Hill Family Service Coordinator

Elaine was born into a Military family which allowed her to live in the US, Canada and England.

After graduating from Central High School, Elaine returned to England to visit family and attend RN nurses training at Whiston Hospital.
Upon returning home, Elaine applied her nursing education into insurance and accepted a position at Mutual of Omaha in the Medicare claims department. Elaine branched out into life, health, disability and cancer claims. After ten years, Elaine obtained her life and health Insurance license and moved into field sales. 

Nine years later, Elaine choose to make a career change. Elaine was offered a position with a Mortuary as a pre-need counselor. After a year, Elaine had the opportunity to join Braman Mortuary working with families as an advance planning consultant .She also works with families through aftercare services and monument sales. 

Elaine is married to Richard and between them have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. They attend St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, and are active on the Trinity Cathedral food pantry board.

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Ryan Gray

Manager/Funeral Director
Ryan is a native of the Omaha area graduating from Papillion-LaVista High School. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and received his degree in Mortuary Science from St. Louis Community College. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Nebraska and Iowa. Ryan has been with Braman Mortuary since June of 1999.  He attends Coram Deo Church in Omaha and is a member of American Legion Post #1, V.F.W. Post #2503 & Millard Rotary.  Ryan, his wife Juli and their children Landen & Tyla live in Omaha.
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Jordan Wilcox

Funeral Director
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Adam Beck

Funeral Director

Adam is a lifelong Nebraskan native, who was raised south of Omaha, in the small town of Louisville, NE. There he graduated from Louisville Public Schools. Following this, he went on and received a Bachelor's in Biology from Bellevue University and an Associates of Applied Science in Mortuary Science. Now living in the La Vista he enjoys exploring the surrounding areas.

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Tomi Longoria

Funeral Director Apprentice

Tomi was born and raised in Omaha and graduated from Central High School in 2007. After attending University of Nebraska-Omaha and Lincoln, she decided to pursue a career in Mortuary Science and graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in 2015. She currently resides in the Benson area of Omaha with her 2 cats.

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Bob Robinson

Family Services Coordinator

Bob recently retired after 35 years in public Education. He started his career as a Speech/Language Therapist after graduating from Northwest Missouri State University. After two years working at schools in Northwest Missouri, Bob and his wife Julie moved to Fremont and then Arlington where he spent 10 years in the Arlington School system in speech therapy, coaching and as Director of Community Education. After obtaining his Master’s Degree from UNO, he was Director of Special Education in the West Point Public Schools, as well as Elementary Principal in Auburn and Gibbon. He most recently spent the last 9+ years in Fremont as Principal at Linden Elementary. Bob and his wife Julie live in Fremont and have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren.

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Elaine M. Hill

Family Service Coordinator

Elaine was born into a Military family which allowed her to live in the US, Canada and England.

After graduating from Central High School, Elaine returned to England to visit family and attend RN nurses training at Whiston Hospital.
Upon returning home, Elaine applied her nursing education into insurance and accepted a position at Mutual of Omaha in the Medicare claims department. Elaine branched out into life, health, disability and cancer claims. After ten years, Elaine obtained her life and health Insurance license and moved into field sales. 

Nine years later, Elaine choose to make a career change. Elaine was offered a position with a Mortuary as a pre-need counselor. After a year, Elaine had the opportunity to join Braman Mortuary working with families as an advance planning consultant .She also works with families through aftercare services and monument sales. 

Elaine is married to Richard and between them have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. They attend St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, and are active on the Trinity Cathedral food pantry board.