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Dean Brooks 1916 - 2013
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April 15, 2014
Diana Yutuc Sholes
July 23, 2013
Dean and my wife Mary became dear friends talking and laughing about his experiences during the filming of the film, during the time I served as CEO at Western State Hospital. Dean was a wonderful advisor who supported me and decisions for my future....and he would call every so often ending the conversation "Tell Mary I love her!"
June 21, 2013
Dear Dennie, India and Ulista,
Sending love and hugs your way. My brother Dave told me he'll attend Dean's celebration of life tomorrow, and how grateful he is to Dean for all that he taught him about being in the mountains. I feel so fortunate to have had the chance to reconnect with Dean last year-ish. What a guy! We had such fun catching up, telling stories, laughing, and crying together. Thanks for sharing him with us. Love, Muldoon
June 21, 2013
Dean and Ulista lived next door to us for about 20 years, such good neighbors. Ulista was a delight and Dean was quite the bon vivant. So charming and movie star handsome, he could always be depended upon to tell interesting stories at a gathering. We will miss them both.
June 16, 2013
There are not enough words that can be a tribute to Dean.....when you met him he became part of your heart.....he will always be in our hearts and memories....an amazing man.....with an amazing family......thinking of you all
June 15, 2013
Godspeed Dr. Brooks. Thank you for bringing mental illness into the light.
June 14, 2013
Such a great man! You will be missed by so many. Condolences to the Brooks family.
June 10, 2013
Dewar family...Dean and Ulista were instrumental in my formation as a person and as an Episcopal priest/bishop. Clinical training at OSH in 1958 and friendship through the years was pure grace! Rustin Kimsey, Retired Bishop of Eastern Oregon
June 10, 2013
Thanks to him, people viewed those with mental illnesses as people who are sick rather than "weirdos". My mum is a real fan of his work with the film. He evidently was quite a forward-thinking and caring man. My condolences to his family.
June 09, 2013
Dear Brooks Family:
I am so sorry to learn about your loss.
June 09, 2013
Dr. Brooks`s participation in allowing the filming of the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo`s Nest" was a breakthrough in the mental health field. He will always be remembered and thought of highly
June 09, 2013
So sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you in this time of sorrow. 2Cor1:4 Grief can be so hard, but the love and support of family and friends help us to get through it. Please find comfort in the fine memoriess you have of him and may it help to ease your pain. Draw close to God and he will draw close to you.
June 08, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
June 08, 2013
in God's care rest in peace
June 08, 2013
To Brooks Family,

It was with deep regret that I learned of the passing of Dean Brooks I realize that the death of a friend and family member is an irreparable loss to you. Those we love left us with gifts in the form of memories that no one can take away. They gave us wisdom that we can still recall, companionship when we were alone, comfort when we needed it.

May the tender mercy that God has always shown me be with your family now so that you will know that you are not alone, and may the prayers of other help in some small way to bring you strength, comfort and courage each day.

Many words will be expressed, yet we know God can express and provide to you and your family everything that is needed to care and sustain your hearts. Isaiah 46:1, but since the loss to you is most direct and personal. I wanted to send you these words of sincere sympathy upon the death of a loyal family member and all his trusted friends member. My prayers will be with you and your family. I also love the "one flew over the Koo-Koo's nest" movie.
June 08, 2013
Dr.Brooks, your truth & passion will live on...
it was evident in your performance and that most memorable film! RIP
June 08, 2013
I am very sorry to read about the passing of Dr. Brooks,I hope the family will rejoice in his longevity because he was truly bless. Exodus 29:12 may God bless you.
June 08, 2013
Mr. Brook's you lived a wonderful life, job well done for your movie with Jack. May you now RIP.....................
June 08, 2013
Mr. Brooks seemed like a person who lived his life to the fullest. Now he's asleep hoping to hear the words Lazarus heard when Jesus resurrected him saying "Lazarus come out" meaning from the grave. So for now rest in peace.
June 08, 2013
My deepest sympathies. May the "God of all comfort," help to ease the pain of your grief during this time.(1 Cor 1:3,4)
June 08, 2013
HEAVEN,TAKES CARE OF PEOPLE WHO TAKE CARE AND KINDNESS TO OTHER PEOPLE,R.I.P.
June 08, 2013
God bless you ~ Rest in peace.
June 08, 2013
I offer my condolences to the Brooks family and friends.Draw close to God during this difficult time.
June 08, 2013
you did a good thing & had a nice long life, rip; from distant relative Donny Brooks
June 08, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
June 08, 2013
Offering my deepest condolences during this difficult time, I'm so very sorry for your loss, death is something we are never prepared for, but please find comfort in knowing sickness, pain and death will one day be no more.
June 08, 2013
Dr.Brooks scenes w/Jack in the Movie are hilarious,you could actually feel his compassion.
Thank You for your dedication for the ill.
June 08, 2013
Rest in Peace
June 08, 2013
You are a goodhearted person Dr. Brooks.
June 07, 2013
Dean was a great guy who cared a lot for those around him. I'll miss him.
June 07, 2013
Dr. Brooks was a kind and gentle man who truly cared for people. It was an honor knowing him while I worked at OSH/CTP.
June 07, 2013
My Condolences to Mr.Brooks Family,and friends.My he Rest In Peace.
June 07, 2013
Dr. Dean, Thank you. Love the movie. Love Jack. Love you. RIP
June 07, 2013
It was my privilege to work at OSH when Dr. Brooks was Superintendent. He made it clear from my orientation that Patient's were what the job was about. He told us to treat older patients like we would treat our parents, the ones our age like we'd treat our brothers and sisters and younger ones like our children. Through the rest of my time there he always responded to suggestions that would improve patient care from patients to Doctors. I was there during the filming of the movie and the resulting attention in brought but I'll remember him as a man who put respect and care of patients as priority #1
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