Earl Allan Brooks, age 84, passed away peacefully in his home on November 26, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. He was born to Bert Josiah and Lottie Mae Brooks on June 26, 1928 in Mesa, AZ. Allan graduated from Mesa High 1946 and served an LDS Mission. He married Marion Avon Dodge in 1952, they were married for 48 yrs., she preceded him in death December, 2000. Allan is survived by his wife Wilma Lillywhite Washburn, married 11 years, and 4 daughters Betty J. Ray (Clifford), Joy M. Porter (Gil), Nancy J. Roberts (Kelly) and Linda L. Johnson (Daryl). His legacy will continue through his 19 grandchildren and
22 great-grandchildren. Allan was very active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served 2 LDS missions. His civic responsibilities included being instrumental in the D.A.R.E. program that was used in the Public Schools. He also helped in the formation of E.V.I.T. (East Valley Institute of Technology). He served on the Mesa School Board for one term, and was elected for a second term, but resigned to serve a LDS Mission to Australia. Funeral services are Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 10 AM preceded by a visitation from 9 to 9:45 AM at the Kimball East Stake Center, 4640 E. Holmes Ave., Mesa, AZ 85206. There will also be a visitation Wednesday night, November 28, 2012 from 6-8 PM at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201. In addition to flowers, donations to E.V.I.T. would be appreciated. Contributions can be mailed at Kona Purcell/EVITEF 1601 W. Main St. Mesa, AZ 85201 or you may call (480) 461-4114.