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Viola "Birdie" "Auntie" Crooks
Birth: Aug. 12, 1891
Arvada
Jefferson County
Colorado, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1985
Northglenn
Adams County
Colorado, USA

Homemaker/farmer. Daughter of Jesse C. Crooks (1855-1918) and Anna E. Evans Crooks (1863-1946). Sister of Henry Crooks (1886-1954) who together were long time farmers (east of Sheridan Blvd. north of 120th Avenue), near Broomfield, Colorado; other siblings: James Crooks (1883-1956), and William O. Crooks (1901-1971). She was later, starting in 1957, a resident of the city of Broomfield, Colorado on Jade Street, and spent time on her large flower garden, and drove her 1939 Ford for probably longer than she should have. Member of varous organizations, including the Merri Mix Club and the Broomfield Garden Club. Lovingly called "Auntie" by her great nephews and nieces. Crowned Broomfield's Bicenntenial Queen in 1976. Mother of Alice May Foster (1911-1993). Grandmother of Doris Bernardini, McClean, Virginia, Eldridge Foster, Alexandra, Virigina and later of El Paso, Texas, and Nila Brummund, Broomfield, Colorado. Great Aunt of Joseph E. Koleski (1940-2004), James Crooks (1930-1930), Robert Crooks (1938-), Centennial, Colorado, and Evelyn Crooks Sawaya (1935-), Trinidad, Colorado. For further details on Auntie's life see: BROOMFIELD: CHANGES THROUGH TIME (The Book Lode, Longmont, Colorado), 2001, by Silvia Pettem. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jesse C. Crooks (1855 - 1918)
  Anna E. Evans Crooks (1863 - 1946)
 
 Children:
  Alice May Crooks Foster (1911 - 1993)*
 
 Siblings:
  James F. Crooks (1883 - 1956)*
  Henry Crooks (1886 - 1954)*
  Marion Agnes Crooks Graves (1887 - 1962)*
  Viola "Birdie" Crooks (1891 - 1985)
  Jesse Crooks (1899 - 1904)*
  William Oliver Crooks (1901 - 1971)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Headstone inscription is faded and difficult to read but otherwise is in good condition.
 
Burial:
Crown Hill Cemetery
Wheat Ridge
Jefferson County
Colorado, USA
 
Created by: GravesScribe
Record added: May 11, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5440186
Viola Birdie Auntie Crooks
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Viola Birdie Auntie Crooks
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Viola Birdie Auntie Crooks
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Hello Viola, I remember you from long ago, I was young. We met in Church. I always loved your garden too. Your little dining table is in my daughters kitchen, in Broomfield! ~LOVE~
- Laurel Shimpfky Marcucci
 Added: Feb. 24, 2015
Happy birthday (one day late) dear Auntie!
-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 13, 2012
a Broomfield star.
- Laurel Shimpfky Marcucci
 Added: Dec. 4, 2010
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