Gerald Olen Brooks

Born: Thu., Jul. 16, 1936
Died: Sun., Jun. 25, 2017


Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Jul. 01, 2017
Location: Victorious Life Christian Center


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Jerry Brooks passed away peacefully at the Olivia White Hospice Home on Sunday, June 25, 2017.  He was born in Williams, Arizona to Olen and Edna Brooks and raised in Winslow, Arizona and Ash Fork, Arizona.  After graduating from Winslow High School in 1954, Jerry moved to Flagstaff and attended Arizona State Teachers College (now NAU).  In 1963 Jerry opened Brooks’ Gas Station, Route 66 in Flagstaff.  After Jerry sold his gas station he began working for H. P. Foley establishing power lines between Page and Phoenix, Arizona.    In 1982, Jerry started Kachina Drywall which became Brooks Repair where he continued working until his retirement in 1996.  After retirement, he and his wife Leilla Brooks enjoyed traveling.  

Jerry is survived by his wife, Leilla Brooks, sister Marsha Brockwell, brother Terry Brooks, daughters Kelly Calzaretta, Shelly Mullins, Laurie Brooks, son Charlie Brooks, step daughter Lori McElfresh, step sons Tim and Eric Peterson, 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Victorious Life Christian Center, 2615 E. 7th Avenue, Flagstaff, Arizona, 86004.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made payable to Victorious Life Christian Center for the purpose of the ministry of ‘Harvest Centre Fellowship’, (Kangemi) Nairobi Kenya East Africa.  

Our loving thanks to the staff of Olivia White Hospice Home for caring and making Jerry’s final days comfortable.

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Philip & Laura Coles & Family
   Posted Thu June 29, 2017
Dear Lee, Eric and Lori- I loved Jerry, he was such a kidder. We were friends and we all loved him. My kids loved him, especially when he had a pocketful of candy. He was the pillar of Wed night Bible study. We know we will see him again in Heaven. God bless you all during this difficult time.

The Coles Family

Owen and Sheryl Graves
   Posted Fri June 30, 2017
So very sorry for your loss.

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