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Ima Jean Brooks

May 9, 1929 ~ March 2, 2020 (age 90)


Ima “Jean” Brooks, 90, from Ramona passed away peacefully on March 2, 2020. 

A memorial service will be held for her at 4pm on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Bonham Brothers and Stewart in Ramona.

Jean was born in Horatio, AR on May 9, 1929.  She moved to California when she was 18 where she met her husband, Max Brooks in Redding, CA.  They were married in Redding on December 17, 1948.  They were married 51 years when Max passed away.  Jean made her home in Woodland CA most of her life until moving to Ramona CA in 2010.

Jean worked for a number of years for Safeway in Woodland and Davis, CA as a meat wrapper.  She enjoyed many hobbies from going to garage sales to making an assortment of cloth crafts.  Most recently she crocheted every chance she had.

Jean is survived by her daughter, Barbara Patenaude of Ramona CA, her grandson, Jerry Patenaude and wife Lori Patenaude of Ramona CA, sister Leona Hansen of Davis, CA and 2 brothers Earl Pettigrew of DeQueen AR and Lee Pettigrew of Yuma AZ, great granddaughters Kaili and Emma Patenaude and great grandson Kyle Patenaude all of Ramona CA.  She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Max Brooks, her parents Earl and Lizzy Pettigrew, sisters Elsie VanMeter and Marie Rust, brothers Luther Pettigrew, Jewel Pettigrew and Alvin Pettigrew.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the family.

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Memorial Service
March 9, 2020

4:00 PM
Bonham Bros. & Stewart Mortuary
321 12th St
Ramona, CA 92065

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