Katherine Brooks

katherine brooksOct 1924 ~ Dec 2014

Katherine Brooks, 90, of Turlock, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House after a short illness. Katherine, or “Kay”, was born in Everett, WA to Gustaf and Olga Johnson. She graduated from Gresham (OR) High School and Bethel College in Minnesota with a Bachelors’ Degree. She worked with helping girls in Salem OR and moved to Turlock CA in 1953 where she worked for Turlock Medical Clinic. She advanced to work as a regional representative assisting medical clinics around Northern California with their medical records for a total of 35 years. She married Earl Brooks in 1988. They have been long-time members of Calvary Baptist Church of Turlock where she served as church clerk. She has worked with children in Patterson, with Missionary Gospel Fellowship in Turlock, and as clerk for the Northern Calif. Baptist Conference.

Katherine was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Edwin, David, and Oliver Johnson. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Earl Brooks of Turlock, daughter Earlene (David) Cunningham of Turlock, a brother Rev. Gordon Johnson (Priscilla) of Turlock; 2 grandchildren: Sarah and David, and 3 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Mon, Dec. 29th from 4 to 6 pm. Graveside Service will be held at Turlock Memorial Park on Tues, Dec. 30th at 11 am. A Memorial Service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church on Sunday, January 18th at 2:30 pm.

Memorial gifts are suggested for Calvary Baptist Church, 700 E. Monte Vista Blvd, Turlock CA 95382.

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