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Leona May Brooks

May 5, 1933 - August 9, 2017

Leona lost her three-year battle with lung cancer Aug. 9, 2017. She passed peacefully with her family at her bedside. She was 84 years old.
Leona was born in Yakima, Wash., to Theron and Luella Sharp. She went to school in Yakima, then moved to Dallas and graduated from Dallas High School in 1951.
She met Bob Brooks in 1956. They were married July 28 in that same year in Dallas. Leona spent most of her life in retail — at least 24 years for Safeway, mostly in Redmond.
Leona loved the outdoors, especially the Ochoco Mountains just out of Prineville in Central Oregon. She also loved her plants and yard.
Leona is survived by her husband of 61 years, Bob Brooks, of Dallas; and her children: daughters Toni Legg (Byron), of Redmond, Tracie Allen (Randy), of Dallas; and son, Kenny Brooks (Valerie), of Redmond; eight grandchildren, Brian Erickson, of Redmond, Renee Bush (George), of Roy, Wash., Jody Legg (Shawna), of Redmond, Jovon Hedge (Devin), of Blythe, Calif., Jason Stephens (Courtney), of Salem, Stefani Stephens, of Austin, Texas, Shelley McDaniel, of Seattle, Michael Brooks (Jennifer), of Portland.
Leona has 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Gene Sharp, of Dallas. She has numerous nieces and nephews.
Leona was preceded in death by her parents, Theron and Luella Sharp; her sister, LaVerne Sanders; and a grandson, Jonathon Zavala.
Thank you to Stefani Stephens and Willamette Valley Hospice for all they did for us and Leona.
Celebration of life will be Saturday, Sept. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 450 SE LaCreole Drive (club house), Dallas.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Salem Cancer Center, Salem Hospital.
May Brooks
May 5, 1933 – Aug. 9, 2017
Leona lost her three-year battle with lung cancer Aug. 9, 2017. She passed peacefully with her family at her bedside. She was 84 years old.
Leona was born in Yakima, Wash., to Theron and Luella Sharp. She went to school in Yakima, then moved to Dallas and graduated from Dallas High School in 1951.
She met Bob Brooks in 1956. They were married July 28 in that same year in Dallas. Leona spent most of her life in retail — at least 24 years for Safeway, mostly in Redmond.
Leona loved the outdoors, especially the Ochoco Mountains just out of Prineville in Central Oregon. She also loved her plants and yard.
Leona is survived by her husband of 61 years, Bob Brooks, of Dallas; and her children: daughters Toni Legg (Byron), of Redmond, Tracie Allen (Randy), of Dallas; and son, Kenny Brooks (Valerie), of Redmond; eight grandchildren, Brian Erickson, of Redmond, Renee Bush (George), of Roy, Wash., Jody Legg (Shawna), of Redmond, Jovon Hedge (Devin), of Blythe, Calif., Jason Stephens (Courtney), of Salem, Stefani Stephens, of Austin, Texas, Shelley McDaniel, of Seattle, Michael Brooks (Jennifer), of Portland.
Leona has 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Gene Sharp, of Dallas. She has numerous nieces and nephews.
Leona was preceded in death by her parents, Theron and Luella Sharp; her sister, LaVerne Sanders; and a grandson, Jonathon Zavala.
Thank you to Stefani Stephens and Willamette Valley Hospice for all they did for us and Leona.
Celebration of life will be Saturday, Sept. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 450 SE LaCreole Drive (club house), Dallas.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Salem Cancer Center, Salem Hospital.

Services for Leona May Brooks

  • September 30, 2017
    • Celebration of Life: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
      Celebration of life will be at 450 SE LaCreole Drive (club house) in Dallas.