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David Dean Brooks

January 16, 1945 — October 3, 2023


On October 3, 2023 David Brooks went home to be with the Lord. He passed peacefully in his sleep at Ativo Memory Care in Yuma, Az. He has happily been reunited with his wife Annie, son Shane, and daughter Jo Shannon. David was born January 16, 1945 in Cozad, Nebraska to Alvin “Pete” and Violet (Etherton) Brooks. He married the love of his life Annie (Barnette) Brooks on September 16, 1966. They were happily married for 55 years.

David served 23 years in the U.S. Navy and served with the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam as a hospital Corpsman in 1968-1969. After retiring in 1988, David worked for the Yuma County as Director of the Yuma County Public Health Department for 16 years.

David was a man of few words unless you mentioned Dodger Baseball or his favorite Nebraska Cornhuskers. Golf was his favorite past time on and off the links. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his daughter Becky Vilums, son in law Mark, Grandson Luke, and Granddaughter Lydia. His brother Douglas (Kyla) Brooks of Kearney and Sister Connie (Rod) Donner of Cozad/Yuma, Az and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Services will be held Monday, October 16, 2023 at noon at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bellarmee Milosi officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

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