Edith "Edie" Inis Brooks, 88, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 with her family at her bedside.
Edie and her twin sister, Ethel, were born October 6, 1928 in Ogden, Utah to Lee and Annie May Heap. She lived in Ogden until the age of 8 when she and her mother and sisters moved to Jerome.
From an early age Edie loved the movies. She told a story of sneaking off to see a movie, and when she was discovered, she expected to be in BIG trouble. However, the family was going to the show and had no one to watch young Edie, so she go to see two movies that day! Her love of movies continued throughout her life. She loved being able to watch old movies on TV and was full of trivia about the actors.
At the age of 15, Edie met a very handsome young man and knew instantly that she wanted to be Mrs. Kenneth Brooks. They were married October 8, 1944 in Elko, Nevada, along with their good friends, Lloyd and Violet Wilson.
Edie was proud to carry the Brooks name, as she said, "They were such good people." In the early days of her marriage, Edie looked forward to Mondays, when her sister-in-law, Eva, would take her to their home to do laundry. Kenny's sisters were all very kind to her, and the Brooks family helped her learn to drive and to cook. She and sister-in-law, Eunice DeMoss, were especially close and remained good friends.
Edie was a devoted wife/"hired man" to Kenny and a loving mother to her three daughters. She worked tirelessly. In their later years, she and Kenny loved going to Jackpot, but only after they bought breakfast for their family. Those trips to Addison West and Norm's will be remembered fondly by her family.
After losing Kenny in 2012, Edie embarked on a new adventure, first living in her home in Jerome, then moving to Brookdale in Twin Falls. It was a huge adjustment for her, as she had never really been alone in her entire life. She made several new friends and enjoyed many good times there. She was also fortunate to have her family help her with the transition. They took her on frequent outings and kept her involved in their lives. She enjoyed being able to spend time with them and marveled at seeing her great grandchildren become such wonderful young people. She was fascinated by all the choices they had, compared to when she was a young girl.
Edie is survived by her brothers, Bob Hart and Dick Hart; and her sister, Anne Walgamott; daughters, Chris (Cecil) Johnson of Alpharetta, GA; Cindy (George) Turner of Filer, ID; and Nancy (Kelly) Huddleston of Twin Falls, ID. Also surviving her are her grandchildren, Brenda (Stephen) Hydrick; Dustin (Terri) Johnson; Angie Sligar; Jeremy (Kellie) Sligar; Ashley (Brian) Kleinsmith; Josh Sligar; Jake (Amanda) Huddleston; and Kinsey (Robert) Thatcher; great grandchildren, Katie and Anna Brook Hydrick; Aiden and Ansley Johnson; Mariah, Bailey, Tristen, and Carlie Sligar; Trinity Kleinsmith; Morgan, Lane, DJ, and Wyatt Massey; Taylor Huddleston; and Kimberly and Matthew Thatcher; and sisters-in-law, Vivian Darling and Patty Mitchell. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Leona Harding, Lois Murray, and Ethel Kleppe.
Graveside services will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Jerome Cemetery, Jerome, Idaho. A Celebration of Edie's Life will follow at 5:30 pm, at the Stone House, 330 4th Ave S, Twin Falls, Idaho.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Edie's memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.