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Jeanette Deanna Brooks
June 26, 1939-February 15, 2012

With the Lord’s will and her desire, Jeanette Deanna Brooks went to be with her Savior on February 15, 2012 in Manteca, CA at the age of 72.

She was born June 26, 1939 in Camrose, Alberta, Canada to Gunner Eugene Carlson and Mary

Quattrocchi Carlson. Jeanette spent the last 56 years in the Central Valley and San Jose areas. She was a treasured wife and mother while also helping out with the family catering business, We ‘R’ Foods Co.

She leaves behind a legacy, beginning with her children; Belinda Brooks of Manteca, Kim Brooks of Tracy, Cheri & Jerome Crockett of Patterson, Henry & Rebecca Brooks of Ripon; Brother Orlando E. Carlson of Vancouver, Canada, grandchildren Ernest Trujillo, Jacob Trujillo & wife; Elaine, Joshua Gomez, Nicolette Gomez, Reginald Tillery II, Ryan Tillery, Satin Stewart, William Stewart, Jerome Crockett II , Jeremy Crockett II, Sabino Brooks and Julian Brooks. She was also blessed with 11 greatgrandchildren.

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free. I’m following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him call. I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day to laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks undone must stay that way. I found that peace at close of day. If my parting has left a void then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship share, a laugh, a kiss, ah, yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life’s been full; I’ve savored much, good friends, good times, and a loved one’s touch. Perhaps my time seemed all to brief, don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and share with me, God wanted me now; He set me free!

In Heaven she will be reunited with her parents; beloved husband, Henry F. Brooks and son Gunner E. Brooks.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012 for additional information please call (209)814-0119. In following with Mrs. Brooks wishes her ashes will be scattered over the Sierra Mountains. Memorable contributions can be made in Jeanette’s name to Goodwill Industries. An on-line guest book is available at for condolences and special messages to the family.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Friday, February 24, 2012