The Lusk Herald
February 4, 2009
Ronald "Dean" Brooks, Sr.
Ronald "Dean" Brooks, Sr., passed away on Jan. 21, 2009. A memorial service will take place later this spring in Casper.
Dean was born south of Shawnee, Wyo. to F. Everette and Hazel E. Brooks on April 21, 1929. He was raised on ranches in Niobrara County, Wyo. and graduated from Lusk High School in 1947. He served in the army and while stationed in Fort Riley, KS, he met and wed Betty Marie Frazier, in 1956.
Dean owned and operated a painting business in Casper for many years. He also helped his son Ron in his business for many years following retirement from painting.
Dean loved his work because he was able to meet a wide variety of people and spread his cheer in special ways. Always with a smile in his heart and a joke to tell, Dean was well known for his humor and wit. Besides his parents, Dean was preceded in death by a brother, E. Warren Brooks who died at age 17.
Dean was a wonderful father to three sons, Stephen D. Brooks and his recently passed wife Toni, Las Vegas; Ronald "Ron" Dean Brooks, Jr. and his fiancé Mary Vedder, Casper; Douglas E. Brooks and his wife Lisa Marie, Houston; and grandfather to Laura M. Brooks and her husband Ryan, Chadron, NE, daughter of Ron; Daniel E. Brooks and Brian R. Brooks, sons of Douglas; Michael S. Brooks, Brian E. Brooks, Steven J. Brooks and Heather N. Brooks, children of Stephen; and great-grandfather to Macy Marie Brooks, Michael S. Brooks, Jr., and Kaydyn R. Brooks. Dean will be interned in Lusk, Wyoming at a graveside service at 1:00 PM on Friday, January 23.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Meals on Wheels of Casper would be appreciated by the family. Interment is under the care of Newcomer Funeral Home of Casper and Pier Funeral Home of Lusk.
Anne Elizabeth Brooks (January 11, 1914 - December 5, 1976)Betty Marie Brooks (June 4, 1934 - December 12, 2015)Edmond James Brooks (January 17, 1909 - August 1, 1945)Everette Warren Brooks (May 28, 1925 - January 4, 1943)Francis Everette Brooks (August 20, 1902 - August 12, 1984)Francis Elmer Brooks (March 6, 1874 - December 1, 1958)George Ernest Brooks (January 3, 1878 - April 5, 1951)Gertrude Brooks (September 21, 1920 - September 27, 1987)Hazel Edith Brooks (July 9, 1904 - June 8, 1951)Helena A. Brooks (December 23, 1895 - August 14, 1983)Nellie Mae Brooks (September 20, 1909 - December 14, 1929)Ralph Edward Brooks (November 24, 1934 - September 14, 1950)Sarah Jane Brooks (June 14, 1853 - February 2, 1943)William Lester Brooks (July 14, 1916 - April 17, 1971)Julia Alta Burket (April 19, 1911 - May 6, 1992)Melonie Ann Chriswisser (December 6, 1961 - July 26, 1979)Adelyn C. Brooks Johnson (August 25, 1913 - October 24, 1992)Verner A. Johnson (May 8, 1917 - June 17, 1999)Elaine Kuhn (January 8, 1926 - August 20, 1997)Frances Kuhn (February 21, 1908 - July 26, 1976)Frank Olds Kuhn (July 14, 1925 - September 28, 1986)Gertrude J. Kuhn (June 9, 1893 - February 1, 1957)Gladys Esther Kuhn (September 2, 1912 - September 21, 1979)Gregory John Kuhn (January 17, 1918 - June 2, 1967)John E. Kuhn (April 23, 1893 - February 27, 1978)Joseph John Kuhn (July 13, 1888 - June 9, 1973)Joseph Clark Kuhn (March 21, 1916 - October 1, 1944)Phyllis Narcissa Kuhn (July 5, 1924 - October 26, 1959)Floyd Poff (August 18, 1898 - July, 1970)Samuel Arthur Poff (June 19, 1876 - March 16, 1952)William Silas Poff (November 17, 1906 - October 7, 1996)
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