We believe she was born April 13, 1926, although she intentionally kept her age a secret as much as possible! She grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, where she was the valedictorian of her high school class. Mom was a very capable artist, she loved home decorating and had impeccable taste. She was a wonderful cook and with 5 growing children, she learned how to stretch a dollar a long way.
She was the hardest working woman I’ve known-doing side jobs like bookkeeping and housecleaning to help make ends meet. She taught the five of us t work hard through our household chores and her personnel example. Mom spend many of her working days later in her life at Hillendale Country Club in Maryland serving as buyer, hostess and bookkeeper for the golf shop.
She was often the most attractive woman in the room because she was so friendly to everyone as well as beautifully dressed.
There was never a doubt that she loved every one of us, her children, and we (along with her grandchildren) brought her so much pride and joy.
She will be greatly missed by her 5 children, 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren! As I mentioned in the previous newsletter, my Mom lived a long and full life.
You might remember that my Dad, Ernie Brooks, passed away only two months ago. Please pray for Robbie, me, and our extended family as we spend time with my siblings and remember our wonderful Mom and Dad and the legacy they left behind.
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