Vernon Albert Brooks of Windsor passed away peacefully in Santa Rosa on January 10. 2013 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Diseases. He was 74 and will be greatly missed. Vernon is survived by a large and devoted family; his dearly beloved wife of 52 years Frances; daughters Lynette Vann (Ronald) of Windsor, and Sherry Brooks of Santa Rosa; grandchildren Bryan, Valerie and Kayla Vann; loving sisters Carole Rombeiro (Edward), Marilyn Bolman (Richard), the late Virginia Watson (Wayne) and Janet George (late Lyle), brother, Wesley Brooks (Martha) brother in law Robert Bertacco (Gail) and numerous nieces and nephews. Vernon's family homesteaded in the hills northeast of Windsor in 1851, where many members of the Brooks family raised their families. They continue to live on Brooks Road north of Windsor. Vernon, the son of the late Albert and Alice Brooks, was a trusted general contractor for over 25 years, building custom homes, light commercial buildings and concrete water storage tanks. In the 1980's he planted a vineyard on the property which he greatly enjoyed along with managing the ranch. At his request no formal service will be held. If desired donations in his memory may be made to the
, 1211 N Dutton Ave #A, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Windsor Healdsburg Mortuary 838-6000
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2013