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 Dorothy Idalynn <I>Garrett</I> Brooks

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Dorothy Idalynn Garrett Brooks

Birth
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Death
1 Nov 2001 (aged 75)
Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID
39244333 View Source

Obituary Date: 19 Apr 2004 Newspaper Title: Desert Dispatch, The Newspaper

Dorothy Brooks, 76, born Aug. 31, 1926 in Little Rock, Ark., entered eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001. Dorothy grew up in Ferndale, Ark., married "Buster" Brooks in 1946 and moved to California in 1959. She lived in Barstow for more than 30 years and worked for Continental Telephone and Barstow Community Hospital. Brooks re-married in 1983 to A.J. Pontecorvo, and worked with him in his business, Brent Jewelers and AJP Tax Service, until 1988. Survivors include a brother, Phillip Garrett of Dardanell, Ark.; four children and their spouses, Sharon and Gary Brimmer of Cypress, Texas, Gary and Lydia Brooks of Elkland, Mo., Diane and Jerry Pollitt of Olathe, Kan., and Teddy and Tim Love of Mandeville, La.; stepchildren Laura and Bob Tomlin of Barstow; 13 grandchildren, Gary Brimmer of Cypress, Texas, Shannan Brimmer of Boise, Idaho, Kim Kirkbride of Kenewick, Wash., Christine Hunter and Keith Brimmer of Houston, Texas, Jonathan Brooks of Marshfield, Mo., James Brooks of Elkland, Mo., Dana Pollitt of Miami, Fla., Amber Pollitt of Olathe, Kan., Ashley, Darren and Olivia Love of Mandeville, La., and Anna Tomlin of Barstow; and seven great-grandchildren. Services and burial will take place in Ferndale, Ark. Ashby Funeral Home of Benton, Ark., is handling arrangements. Donations may be made to the American Stroke Association in Dorothy's memory.

Additional Information:

My mother Dorothy Idalynn Garrett was the daughter of Mason Wesley Garrett and Olivia "May" Grimmett Garrett. Source: Family Bible of Dorothy Idalynn Garrett, born 31 August, 1926, Little Rock, Arkansas. Raised at Ferndale, Arkansas.

My parents Dorothy Idalynn Garrett and W. J. "Buster" Brooks were married 16 Mar 1946 at Oak Forest Methodist in Little Rock, Arkansas.

W. J. "Buster" Brooks and Dorothy Idalynn Garrett had 3 daughters and one son.

Dorothy's first job was at the Post Office in Little Rock, Ark. where she was an elevator operator. She later worked as a records clerk at Little Rock Medical Center. She worked as a switchboard operator for St. Joseph Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. and Barstow Community Hospital in Barstow, CA. She was also a long distance operator for Continental Telephone Company in Victorville, CA.

She died in Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana where she was living with my sister and her family, but she is buried in Ferndale, Arkansas in the Spring Valley Cemetery where her parents, some of her siblings and other family are buried. This is the community where my mother grew-up on her parents farm.

My parents divorced in Jun 1972. Daddy never remarried. Mother married Anthony John "AJ" Pontecorvo on 23 Feb 1983 in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada. She and John divorced in about 1988. After her divorce from John she went back to using the surname Brooks.

Dorothy was the granddaughter of William Isaac Grimmett and his wife Sarah Adaline Chastain Grimmett. And John Lafayette Garrett and his 1st wife Eliza Fredonia "Donia" Blake.

Bio by her daughter Sharon Lynn Brooks

Obituary Date: 19 Apr 2004 Newspaper Title: Desert Dispatch, The Newspaper

Dorothy Brooks, 76, born Aug. 31, 1926 in Little Rock, Ark., entered eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001. Dorothy grew up in Ferndale, Ark., married "Buster" Brooks in 1946 and moved to California in 1959. She lived in Barstow for more than 30 years and worked for Continental Telephone and Barstow Community Hospital. Brooks re-married in 1983 to A.J. Pontecorvo, and worked with him in his business, Brent Jewelers and AJP Tax Service, until 1988. Survivors include a brother, Phillip Garrett of Dardanell, Ark.; four children and their spouses, Sharon and Gary Brimmer of Cypress, Texas, Gary and Lydia Brooks of Elkland, Mo., Diane and Jerry Pollitt of Olathe, Kan., and Teddy and Tim Love of Mandeville, La.; stepchildren Laura and Bob Tomlin of Barstow; 13 grandchildren, Gary Brimmer of Cypress, Texas, Shannan Brimmer of Boise, Idaho, Kim Kirkbride of Kenewick, Wash., Christine Hunter and Keith Brimmer of Houston, Texas, Jonathan Brooks of Marshfield, Mo., James Brooks of Elkland, Mo., Dana Pollitt of Miami, Fla., Amber Pollitt of Olathe, Kan., Ashley, Darren and Olivia Love of Mandeville, La., and Anna Tomlin of Barstow; and seven great-grandchildren. Services and burial will take place in Ferndale, Ark. Ashby Funeral Home of Benton, Ark., is handling arrangements. Donations may be made to the American Stroke Association in Dorothy's memory.

Additional Information:

My mother Dorothy Idalynn Garrett was the daughter of Mason Wesley Garrett and Olivia "May" Grimmett Garrett. Source: Family Bible of Dorothy Idalynn Garrett, born 31 August, 1926, Little Rock, Arkansas. Raised at Ferndale, Arkansas.

My parents Dorothy Idalynn Garrett and W. J. "Buster" Brooks were married 16 Mar 1946 at Oak Forest Methodist in Little Rock, Arkansas.

W. J. "Buster" Brooks and Dorothy Idalynn Garrett had 3 daughters and one son.

Dorothy's first job was at the Post Office in Little Rock, Ark. where she was an elevator operator. She later worked as a records clerk at Little Rock Medical Center. She worked as a switchboard operator for St. Joseph Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. and Barstow Community Hospital in Barstow, CA. She was also a long distance operator for Continental Telephone Company in Victorville, CA.

She died in Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana where she was living with my sister and her family, but she is buried in Ferndale, Arkansas in the Spring Valley Cemetery where her parents, some of her siblings and other family are buried. This is the community where my mother grew-up on her parents farm.

My parents divorced in Jun 1972. Daddy never remarried. Mother married Anthony John "AJ" Pontecorvo on 23 Feb 1983 in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada. She and John divorced in about 1988. After her divorce from John she went back to using the surname Brooks.

Dorothy was the granddaughter of William Isaac Grimmett and his wife Sarah Adaline Chastain Grimmett. And John Lafayette Garrett and his 1st wife Eliza Fredonia "Donia" Blake.

Bio by her daughter Sharon Lynn Brooks


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