Pearl Ilene Brooks: Her Heavenly wings were ready,but our hearts were not
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but our hearts were not
Pearl Ilene Brooks was born June 26, 1939 and earned her heavenly wings on June 22, 2018, just 4 days shy of her 79th birthday.
Pearl was married to her husband John for 61 years and worked hard her entire life doing jobs many men could not do. She was a true pioneer woman who endured 18 surgeries due to life’s hardships, starting at age 4. She baked bread from scratch and made a full course meal every night and nurtured wild animals back to health. She sewed clothes for her family and loved her years of crafting and attending craft shows while also being the local Avon lady.
Truly the strongest woman ever and the matriarch of the Brooks family, Pearl rarely complained and many never knew her long and hard fight with COPD, chronic back pain, congestive heart failure, kidney failure and cancer. She fought so long and hard to recover so she could continue to care for her family, but God had greater plans and set her free from her pain and suffering.
Pearl is survived by her husband John Brooks, children Susan Pryor and her partner Dave Terry; John Brooks and wife Erica; grandchildren Justin Pryor and his partner Jenna; Miranda Brooks Lemke and her husband Daniel; John Brooks and wife Tasha; Makhila Downs and husband Shayne; Dakota Brooks and his partner Hailee. Great-grandchildren Kellan, Kinzley and Korbyn Brooks, Kaden and Bristol Brooks, Addilyn and Madisyn Downs, Elizabeth and Vito Lemke, Aiden Foreman (Pryor) and baby on the way Pryor. She was predeceased by her parents, siblings, infant daughter Annie and oldest son Don.
Pearl is also survived by so many other family members and friends who were there for her with their prayers, blessings and presence which meant so much to the family.
A small gathering will take place at a later date at Sunrise Cemetery in Fortuna.