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In Memory of

Marian Marie Brooks

January 1, 1928 - January 7, 2018

Obituary


Marian Marie Brooks died peacefully on January 7, 2018 in Merced, CA. Marian was born in Galvin, Washington on January 1, 1928 to Marion and Jesse Lane. She graduated Springfield High School in 1945. After high school, she attended Glad Tidings Bible College in San Francisco & traveled with a trumpet trio & choir all over the U.S. while in school. Over a Christmas break from college, she returned to Springfield, Oregon where she met her future husband & soul mate, Wesley 'Wes' Brooks in 1947. They later married in Eugene, Oregon in the summer...

Marian Marie Brooks died peacefully on January 7, 2018 in Merced, CA. Marian was born in Galvin, Washington on January 1, 1928 to Marion and Jesse Lane. She graduated Springfield High School in 1945. After high school, she attended Glad Tidings Bible College in San Francisco & traveled with a trumpet trio & choir all over the U.S. while in school. Over a Christmas break from college, she returned to Springfield, Oregon where she met her future husband & soul mate, Wesley 'Wes' Brooks in 1947. They later married in Eugene, Oregon in the summer of 1950. Due to her love of the "sunshine state" she convinced Wes to move back to California in 1954 & they settled in Winton, CA. Shortly thereafter, they were blessed with three children, their daughter Becky Moore, & their two sons, David & Wesley Brooks. Marian & her husband were part of the founding members of Christian Life Center in Merced, & she belonged to the Women's Ministry & choir there. Marian had an affinity for painting & was a member of the Arbor Gallery & the Society of Watercolor Artists. She enjoyed entering her paintings into the Merced County Fair & would often come home with first place. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Brooks, her father, Marion Lane, her mother, Jesse Passmore, her only brother, Keith Lane, her son-in-law, Harvey Moore & her daughter-in-law Jodi Brooks. She is survived by her loving daughter, Becky Moore & two sons David & Wesley Brooks, along with many grandchildren, her two special 'angels', Roberta Smith & Krista Keith & many other close family friends whom love her dearly. She will be greatly missed, but her family & friends know that she is in Heaven with her 'Daddy' & they will see her again soon. The viewing will be held on Friday, the 12th from 5-7PM at Stratford Evans in Merced. Service for Marian will be held at Christian Life Center, in Merced on Saturday, the 13th at 11AM.