Obituary of Anne Macdonald Brooks |

Obituary of Anne Macdonald Brooks

Anne Macdonald Brooks made her peaceful way to heaven on July 16, 2017 at 1:42am with her husband, Wayne, at her side. She was a beautiful person all the way to age 77.

A celebration of life will be held at Hooper & Weaver Mortuary on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 10:00am. Reception to follow at the Sierra Presbyterian Church in Nevada City.

Anne was born in Bardowie, Scotland during World War II to George and Nan Benzie. When the war was over, the family emigrated to Auburn. She graduated from Placer High School in 1958. She met her husband, Wayne, at Sierra College. They were married one month short of 58 years. After she worked to help Wayne finish college, they resided in Loyalton, Sutter and settled in San Jose where Anne graduated from San Jose State University. She was an elementary school teacher her entire career and loved it. Anne was active in Welcome Wagon where she served a term as Club President and later as a member of Welcome Wagon Alumni. She also participated in numerous bridge groups and was an active member of the Sierra Presbyterian Church. In high school, Anne lettered as a member of the swim and ski teams. She also was a band member. Anne traveled much of the world with her best friend, Geni Sowell and her husband, Wayne and took pride in putting together photo books with journals of her journeys. She is survived by her husband, Wayne; two sons, Ken (Carolyn) and Scott; three grandsons,

Jake, Alec and James Brooks; brother, Harry Benzie; brother-in-law, Rich Brooks; sister-in-laws, Versa Benzie and Karen Brooks.

Arrangements are under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City.

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