Colleen Carroll <I>McElroy</I> Brooks

Colleen Carroll McElroy Brooks

Birth
Missouri, USA
Death 6 Aug 1999 (aged 70)
Yukon, Canadian County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Yukon, Canadian County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot A 51 - 14
Memorial ID 15754168 View Source
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Colleen Brooks, was the mother of the famous Country Musician, Garth Brooks. She was the wife of Troyal Raymond Brooks who was a draughtsman for an oil company in his earlier years. They married January 27, 1957.

She was the daughter of William Andrew McElroy and Nell Elizabeth (Hedges) McElroy.

Raymond and Colleen are the beloved parents of Jerome, James, Garth, Betsy, Kelly and Michael.

Colleen died in 1999 of throat cancer. She was a singer and recorded under the name of Colleen Carroll. She appeared on the Ozark Jubilee and recorded for Capitol Records, which Garth records under, also.

As Colleen Carroll, she'd been a featured singer on "Red Foley's Ozark Jubilee," the pioneering radio and television show.

Her strong, sweet, clear voice captured the attention of the folks at Capitol Records, where she recorded four singles in the mid-1950s. Her talent might have led to fame and fortune, but it was hard to be a female singer back then, and even harder if you were married and had children. Colleen loved music, but she loved family life even more.

Her medical situation was a primary reason her son, Garth recorded the single ''It's Your Song,'' which broke a record by becoming the highest-debuting single in the history of the country hit chart of the Radio & Records trade publication. The song hit number four in its first week on the chart.

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