|Birth: ||Nov. 30, 1918|
|Death: ||Aug. 9, 1999|
Dorothy was born the third child of Dr. Charles Noyes Brooks and his wife, Florence Idell Wright Brooks, in 1918 at their 500 Ridgewood Ave. home in Minneapolis. She was named for the then newly popular book and movie heroine, Dorothy, from the Wizard of Oz series. She attended Douglas School and West High school in Minneapolis, graduating in 1935 where she excelled in math and enjoyed theater activities.
Dorothy then joined her siblings, Wright and "Betty" Brooks at the University of Minnesota where she majored in home economics and chemistry. She joined the sorority of her mother and sister, Gamma Phi Beta (GPB). An excellent student, she took a series of advanced mathematics and chemistry classes, with an interest in science and medicine.She was often the only woman student in these classes. She then worked in the labs at General Mills Company on the many new products that emerged after World War II. She also helped in her father's medical practice and completed training as a medical technician.
Her lifelong appreciation of nature and the outdoors were engendered by both her girlhood activities with the Girl Scouts and her summer experiences in Glacier National Park in Montana. She and her siblings were part of the American generations "Heading West" during school breaks and exploring the many American National Parks.
She met her future husband, Dr. Charles W. Jarvis there in the West during their student years at Glacier Park. World War II interfered with their initial marriage plans. They were finally married after the war ended in 1945 in Minneapolis at her parents Minneapolis home.
They set up housekeeping in St.Paul where he husband continued his medical training. Dr. Jarvis began a 20+ year career with St. Joseph's Children's Hospital where he specialized in pathology. Dorothy developed many skills over the same years. As her mother, she was a skilled homemaker, talented in creative and artistic homecrafts such as sewing and knitting. She had ambitiously large flower and vegetable gardens and kept her three active children productively busy.
Her husband predeceased her in 1992 and she died after a short illness in 1999.
Charles Noyes Brooks (1883 - 1973)
Florence Idell Wright Brooks (1885 - 1978)
Charles Wilber Jarvis (1920 - 1992)*
Wright William Brooks (1911 - 1991)*
Elizabeth Idell Brooks Newhall (1915 - 1993)*
Dorothy Brooks Jarvis (1918 - 1999)
Charles Noyes Brooks (1924 - 2008)*
Specifically: donated to medical research
Created by: D. Montgomery
Record added: Jan 01, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 102913585