Aug. 13, 1947 — July 17, 2013
Gary passed away on July 17, 2013, after losing his battle with cancer. Gary was born on Aug. 13, 1947, to Edwin and Volena Brooks. He grew up in Albany, Ore., with his family.
He enlisted in the military in 1968 and served as a military policeman. He also served in South Korea. He moved to Milton-Freewater in 1976. He married Judy Kelly on June 2, 1977. Gary worked at the Washington State Penitentiary as a correctional officer.
He retired from there after 31 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Shareen, Tiffany, Erik, Kasey; and siblings, Dennis, Ken, Ron and Vicky; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Sharyl.
Gary’s family wishes to thank the staff at Providence St. Mary Cancer Center and Walla Walla Hospice for their care of him during his illness. In lieu of flowers please send contributions to Walla Walla Hospice.
Gary will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A graveside service will be planned at a later date.