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Mary Lou (Hubbard) Brooks
June 11, 1936 ~ July 21, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Mary Lou Brooks, 87, of Gooding, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 21, 2023 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center.
Mary Lou Hubbard was born in Sandpoint, Idaho on June 11, 1936 to Frank and Phoebe Hubbard.
Mary Lou was raised on the family lakeside homestead in Sagle south of Sandpoint. She graduated from Sandpoint High School and from there she went to further her education in Moscow for an English Major. Later she had become a page in the Idaho State Senate where she met Raymond Brooks and the two were married by the Chaplain from the Senate Office on July 4, 1959. They returned to the Raymond’s family homestead east of Fairfield in the Willow Creek area. They farmed and raised cattle while starting a family of five children. While being a homemaker, she later continued her education in business at CSI. For a few years, she managed the bookkeeping for their family truck business. Later in retirement she volunteered time for AARP doing taxes for seven years.
Mary Lou is survived by: her five children – Mary (Kirk Nolte) Brooks, Stephen (Cindy) Brooks, Roger Brooks, Roselyn Brooks and Phillip Brooks; two grandsons – Dustyn Brooks and Dillon Brooks; three great grandchildren – Izabel Brooks, Jaden Brooks and Hunter Brooks; one brother – James Hubbard; four nieces – Casey and Lindsay Hubbard, also Susan Hubbard and Kate Hubbard; and three nephews – John (Kyoke) Hubbard, Paul (Chris) Hubbard and Charles (Tiffany) Hubbard.
She was preceded in death by: her husband – Raymond Brooks; her parents – Frank and Phoebe Hubbard; one brother – Charles Hubbard; and one niece – Jennifer Hubbard.
A celebration of life for Mary Lou and Raymond will be announced on a later date.
Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.