In Remembrance of the Caltrans Supervisor Who Was Shot: Annette “Nettie” Brooks
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On April 24, in Rio Dell, a woman supervisor for a Caltrans bridge painting crew was shot to death at work by a fellow employee. A friend, Kathy Comerer, remembers her.
Annette “Nettie” Brooks, as I knew her.
We lost a great friend today. She was quick witted, fun, talented, hard working, driven, and a no B S person.
She was president of the Eel Valley Quilt Guild, and a part of the Decorative Painters society.
She was organized, she could herd cats, she was that organized.
Did I mention fun??? When you entered a room, you could find her by her laugh. When someone needed help, she did just that, she didn’t “give you a fish, she taught you to fish”. She was straight and to the point. Her kindness and goodness were not an act, it was what she was. She was tough when she needed to be, and had a huge work ethic. She was no nonsense. She expected no more from you than what she was willing to give, and that was everything. She touched so many lives and leaves behind so many friends and family. You were a good, kind person, Annette, Nettie, Brooks. You will be missed.
- Man Shoots Himself and Fellow Employee in Rio Dell
- Workplace Shooting at Rio Dell Caltrans Facility: Two Dead