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Sandra Louise Brooks

03/07/1938 - 05/10/2024
Service Date: 05/20/2024
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: San Tan Memorial Gardens at Schnepf Farms 22425 E Cloud Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Interment: San Tan Memorial Gardens

Sandra Louise Brooks, our family’s beloved mother, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 10 after years of struggling with dementia. She is reunited and dancing with her sweetheart, William (Bill) Thomas Brooks. The love, care and kindness she showed everyone will not be forgotten.

Sandy, daughter of Lewis Henry Littledyke and Pearl Andrews, was born in Logan, Utah on March 7, 1938. She had one younger brother, Lewis Daniel “Danny” Littledyke, who died a few months after birth from a heart condition. Sandra grew up surrounded by her beloved cousins, aunts, and uncles.

While Sandy attended Utah State University, she met Bill and they fell in love. They were married on July 3, 1959 and later sealed in the Logan, Utah Temple. They had five children and adopted four more.

Kind, loving, fun, life of the party, creative, genuine, and true friend are just a few words that described Sandy; however, the word that describes her best is service. From her children to extended family, friends, and neighbors, she was always found serving others. She would cook, bake, sew, crochet, knit or do whatever the situation demanded. Oft times, her service to others was as simple as holding someone’s hand, listening to them and showing she cared. Sandy graduated from the University of Utah as a Registered Nurse and spent the next 50 years serving patients in many different nursing roles. Her last and favorite nursing position was with LDS Church insurance company where she helped LDS missionaries around the world receive needed healthcare.

Family was everything for Sandy and she continually served her husband and all nine children throughout her life. We marvel at how much she did for all of us; she prepared our meals, kept laundry going at all times, worked a full-time job and somehow made it look easy. She found ways to attend our plays, games, concerts, recitals, graduations and more. What’s most impressive is that above all the noise and activity generated by nine children, she found quiet moments to show her love for each one of us. As we grew and moved away from home, she remained a phone call away, ready to listen and help. We are blessed to call her mom!

Singing was Sandy’s passion and as a young girl she dreamed of singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. She spent many years singing in smaller choirs and taking voice lessons. She had a beautiful alto voice and her dream became a reality in 1983 when she was called to serve in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. During her 20 years singing in the Choir, you could find her on Temple Square rehearsing every Thursday night and performing every Sunday morning for the broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word. In addition to those times, there were additional rehearsals and performances for special concerts and tours. She traveled all over the world entertaining and bearing testimony of Jesus Christ through music. Her most memorable trips were to Brazil, Japan, England, Eastern Europe, Russia, and singing in two presidential inaugurations.

Sandy was always the life of the party, she loved going to and hosting parties. She knew how to have fun, how to make us laugh and how to embrace life with a smile. People were drawn to her and she made many friends that she kept in touch with over the years.

Sandy had an unwavering testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She did not doubt it. Her life spent in loving service to others exemplified her belief. We miss her dearly.

Sandy is survived by her nine children: Holly (Mark) Curtis, Becky Best, Max (Melissa) Brooks, Dan (Teresa) Brooks, Andy (Angela) Brooks, Shad (Jason) Brooks, Mary (Jason) Michael, Joy Horan, and Chelsea (Dustin) Brooks. She had 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lewis Henry Littledyke and Pearl Andrews; infant brother, Lewis Daniel Littledyke; and granddaughter, Amy Curtis.

The family will hold a small graveside service and interment will be at San Tan Memorial Gardens at Schnepf Farms on May 20th, 2024.

 

 

Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.

Condolences

  • Jason Michael

    I love and miss you mom. I look forward to seeing both you and dad in the glorious Kingdom of the Lord. Until then, you will be truly missed down here by those that love you.

  • Daniel Martin

    What a wonderful tribute to an extraordinary woman. You all must have been blessed to know her, and how fortunate for those who came to know her. May she enjoy peace with the King of Kings.

  • Aurore Geghalian

    Dan, reading about your mother, I see how fortunate you were to have her in your life. She was just as fortunate to have you in hers. May you always keep her memory alive. My deepest condolences to the entire family. May she RIP🙏

  • Dani Davis (daughter of Toni and Roger Davis)

    Oh how I loved Sandy! She has been in my life since I was born. My fondest childhood memories were spending time with the Brooks family! I am so grateful for the part she played in my life and the life of my mother. My deepest sympathies to your family during this hard time. Love the Davis Family!

  • I love you grandma

  • Joy,
    I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your mom. Please accept my heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. I hope you find comfort in the cherished memories you shared and in the love and support of your friends.

  • I can only imagine the type of strong, brave, kind, and loving person it takes to raise another family. Even though we know you are in a better place. You will be missed by those who love you. And those who love your children. Thank you for everything you did for Joy.

  • Joy,
    Words fall short of expressing my condolences, but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this challenging time. May all the memories carry you all through. Know that I am with you today, tomorrow, and always.

  • Brenda Hatley

    Joy, my heart breaks for you and your family for the loss of your sweet mother. Find comfort knowing she is with your Dad and full of life and memory. I pray that the Lord is there to comfort you and your brothers and sisters.

  • Mary and Jason,
    I’m sorry for your loss!! Prayers for you and your family!!
    Love, Danna

  • Kristi Curtis

    I’m so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing,but I’m happy she’s not struggling anymore. And I can only imagine the wonderful reunions she had waiting for her. She will be missed.

  • Joy I am so saddened for U and your Familys grief. Your Mother is a beautiful soul. Take solace in knowing your Mom & Dad are together rejoicing in Gods love watching over you and your Family

  • E. J. Fillmore

    What a lovely lady! As a youngster, my family and the Brooks family shared a lot of great times. Although we were just friends, we called her aunt Sandy and Uncle Bill and considered all of us cousins. Although it’s sad to hear of her passing it certainly brings back a flood of awesome memories of our time we shared with her and the Brooks family. I’m still honored to call her my aunt. My condolences to all the family. I love you guys:)

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