This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Donald Brook 73 years old , born on July 7, 1938 and passed away on September 28, 2011. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Leslie Myers on October 17, 2011
I will truly miss Don. I always loved hearing the stories that Don told me about Doug and his brothers and the love that he had for them. Wendi and Jerome also express there love and thoughts for you and the family.
Posted by Shirley Myers on October 15, 2011
My memories of Don. We camped together and he loved the outdoors. He wouild say, "How can there not be a God with all of the beauty surrounding us?" He was a man of God and a fantastic husband and father and friend. Tell Jack hello for me.
Posted by Glenda Ott on October 15, 2011
We are so sorry for the loss fot so many of Don's gentle smile. He was indeed a gentle, gentleman. God's blessings for the whole family in your loss. Love Herb and Glenda
Posted by Norman Rumpf on October 14, 2011
To me, Don always had a pleasant disposition, with a wry and dry sense of humor, meant to make the listener think, as well as smile. He was more interested in focusing on what was best for a situation, rather than what might, or might not, be popular. A humble, gentle person.
Posted by Chris Bergeron on October 9, 2011
Vonnay, from all of us here at SIENA our deepest condolences. I feel honored just to have met Don, a man with such strength and passion about what he has achieved throughout his life. Just wanted to say I will never forget Don saying, " A plus B is?" And the answer is C. Takecare
Posted by Mike Butler on October 8, 2011
I am sorry to find out that Don has passed away. I enjoyed working with him at Mt. SAC. I also enjoyed hiking with him up Mount Baldy, Mt Whitney, and Mt San Jacinto. Don was always kind and helpful to me and a good hiking pal.
Posted by Sharon Green on October 7, 2011
Vonna, Was able to do this if I clicked on the Facebook option. Love U.
Posted by Roy Burrows on October 6, 2011
Don started telling jokes at Parkinson's exercise class. Now it has become a ritual. Everytime a joke is told, Don is remembered for his humor and kindness. He is forever remembered in our class.
Posted by Peggy Pennington on October 6, 2011
Always a warm, pleasant feeling to visit with Don. He never lost his sense of humor, that twinkle in his eye, his gift of listening and then replying with light-hearted, sincere, wisdom. He was funny and sweet and interesting, and also strong. He loved his family! He'll be missed
Posted by Ahmad & Mary Ghods on October 6, 2011
We will miss you Uncle Don, but know your rejoicing with our Lord. We loved your sense of humor and your gentle spirit. You were such a good example of a godly man and we learned so much from you. We will miss you so much. All our love to you and our dear Aunt Vonna.
Posted by Vonnay Brook on October 6, 2011
Jeff Gray
Hey Aunt Vonnay so sorry to here about Uncle Don my prayers are with you and the whole family. I am planning on moving from Alabama to St. George Utah this next June so I will be able to come visit you being just an hour and a half away... Let me know if I can do anything.
Love Jeff
Posted by Joe Franko on October 5, 2011
I'm so sorry for the loss you, your family and all of us who knew Don have experienced. 20 years ago I was a new faculty at Mt SAC. Don was always available to answer questions and help in any way he could. Thanks for reminding me of how much Don meant to all of us here at MSAC!
Posted by Shane Poulter on October 5, 2011
As a student, I took Algebra with Don Brook in the early 90's. He was a gentle spirit and his passion for Mathematics was evident. I will always remember Mr. Brook doing his twenty push-ups before each class. I wish I could have gotten to know him better--God Bless!
Posted by Philip Demers on October 5, 2011
"We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves.  If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's." (Romans 14:7-8) Don is with Jesus. God's peace will strengthen and sustain us.
Posted by Kathy Tuttle on October 4, 2011
Dearest Vonnay, I will remember Don as a sweet, gentle man...and a good bridge player. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Posted by Jim Weedall on October 4, 2011
Dear Vonnay Betty and I Wish this kind of day would never come to our loved ones, But the Good Lord has told us that life would not be eary. I was not a blood member of this family but Don always made me feel like a brother and I will always hold that dear.
Posted by Phil Perine on October 3, 2011
Vonnay, I was a personal witness to Don's suffering during the last few months...and also to the magnificent support you gave him. He was so lucky to have such a strong Christian woman as his wife and support. It was so nice seeing him at Conservative Club meetings.
Posted by Millie Tiscareno on October 3, 2011
Vonna..Froy called me today and told me about Don. I hope your heart is not heavy with sadness, but still filled with love, even though he will be sorely missed. I am sorry his last years were not what you both wished, but it is what it was. Love you both, Millie
Posted by Jeff Brook on October 2, 2011
My Dad had a good life and I will miss him a lot. But he lives on because he was a follower our Lord and Savor Jesus Christ. Dad you have taught me many things: some I have forgotten,some I will remember later and others will never forget. Well Done. Thanks Dad I love you, Jeff
Posted by Herbert Eberle on October 2, 2011
Sheila and I are so sorry for your loss. Don touched our souls and we will always remember him in our prayers. The world is a sadder place without him.
Posted by Donna Nesheim on October 2, 2011
So sorry to hear of Don's passing, but feel that he has gone to a better place where there is no more pain or misery. Thoughts and prayers go out to you, Vonna, and your family! God be with you!
Posted by Sharon Kirkland on October 2, 2011
Vonna, In reading all the previous messages I see that Don was so lovd by everyone. We also enjoyed his humor and his smile. I know how much you will miss him. Bill and I pray for God's strength to hlep you through the time to come till we meet in heaven. Butch and Sharon
Posted by Brian Clark on October 1, 2011
We met the Brook family in Jasper in 1978, which developed into a friendship that included a canoe trip in Canada, visits in LA, here with us in New Zealand, and the priviledge of two days with Don and Vonnay during the last weeks of his life. Always remembered!
Posted by Keith Bandimere on October 1, 2011
Our prayers are with you and Don for both are on a new journey,as an older brother I have admired you both from the night you were born on a stormy night to the present,we have enjoyed square dancing too sailing on Dons boat to Catalina island,life is so exciting
Posted by Michael Myers on October 1, 2011
Don was always so gentle. Even if he was upset with you, he had a way of gently telling you he didnt approve. In his final years, as the Lord was preparing Don and his Family for his final day on earth, Don was always more interested in other people than himself.
Posted by Dean Rosnau on October 1, 2011
"Those who have gone on before us, are cheering us on, from the grandstands of eternity." Knowing Don is one of those eases the pain. Don Brook...our loss...heaven's gain. I look forward to seeing that smile again. Vonnay, you and the entire family are in our prayers. With love..
Posted by Leila Huff on September 30, 2011
Don was ever so fortunate to have a wife like you Vonnay. He was blessed. I am thinking of you.
Hugs, Leila
Posted by Melody Bandimere on September 30, 2011
Uncle Don was a great man and will be missed. You all are in my prayers.
Posted by Ted Eastman on September 30, 2011
Uncle Don was a fantastic uncle and teacher. He took his time helping me with math problems through college. He was always happy, smiling and proud of his inventions.
Janet and Ted thank Don for enhancing our lives and our minds over the years.
Posted by Jim And Betty Richards on September 30, 2011
Jim & Betty lit a candle on 30th September 2011.
We know that Don is in a better place, with Jesus. It was always fun to visit with both of you, play bridge, enjoy your beautiful place in Wildwood. We are praying for God's peace to be with you in the days ahead.
Posted by Arly Eastman on September 30, 2011
Don always kept score when we played cards. He played mathematical games with himself on the score sheet while playing a good game of cards. We'll all miss him and with our good memories, we will each keep him alive in our own way. Love you Sis.
Posted by Ray Brook on September 30, 2011
Don was my big brother, partner, model, mentor and friend from beginning to end. I learned life from his example and wise counsel. Memories of sharing life together will continue to guide me. I thank God for him and look forward to our family reunion in Heaven.
Posted by Claus & Ingrid Dreyer on September 29, 2011
Vonnay, so sorry about Donald's passing.
Our deepest sympathy. Let us know how we can help
Posted by Jim Hook on September 29, 2011
Am so sorry Vonnay. You are in our prayers. with much love..... Jim and Susan
Posted by Chris Cutler on September 29, 2011
“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” ~Eskimo Proverb
Our sympathy & prayers are with you. Chris & Mike
Posted by Jeanette & Jerry Dockery on September 29, 2011
We have been blessed to have known Don and you for many years. All the fun and great memories of our times together will stay with us forever. Don fought a valiant fight and would not have been able to do it without you at his side, Vonnay. God bless and comfort you.
Posted by Sharon Green on September 29, 2011
Vonna, We are so sorry. Of course, Don is in a better place. You are the one we are praying for now. Will talk another time. Love you. Sharon and Dale
Posted by John Flo Petersen on September 29, 2011
We can't think of Don without smiling. He had a great sence of humor. So much fun to be around. We know he is with our Lord and no longer suffering. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this time of loss and sorrow. Love
Posted by Barby Straub on September 29, 2011
What fun Steve and I had playing bridge with you and Don. I will never forget his gentle nature and wonderful sense of humor. Vonna you are in our prayers - praying for strength and comfort. May you feel God's loving arms surround you during this difficult time. Don is with Jesus
Posted by Nancy Bosch on September 29, 2011
Nancy Bosch lit a candle on 29th September 2011
Vonnay, my heart goes out to you and the family--Don was a kind gentleman,loved by so many. May your memories bring you comfort, there are many found ones.
Love, Nancy
Posted by Paul Langmaack on September 29, 2011
Oh how we wished we could be there for you. How he will be missed by all. What agreat person he was. Had so much fun playing cards with him and all else we did together. Vonna we are so thinking of you.And feel the hug's we are sending with tears in our eyes.This goes all of you.
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Posted by Vonnay Brook on September 28, 2019
8 years already. Days are slow but months and years fly by.

Dannielle and I went to Chad and Terri ribbon cutting ceremony. All the Anaheim dignitaries were there presenting many certificates , for opening a new business in Anaheim.
It was a proud moment for them a goal achieved after 19 years of renting to own it. God has been good to them and they recognize it all is by His grace.  It was a long day. You would have been so proud. I certainly was.

Summer is turning to fall. We had our 1st rain last nite. 1st morning I didn’t sit outside it was to cool. You know we always ate outside to enjoy Gods creation.

Dannielle brings me fresh flowers every Thursday, all kinds I Love them. It makes my week. We generally go out for dinner than.
Chad calls every morning M/F nice. Jeff calls several times a month.

I know you are cheering us on from heaven it nice to know. We all know God is with us.
Love you sweetie
Posted by Ray Brook on September 28, 2019
Remembering Don's kindness and care on this day, with so many memories. When I has hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in 2000, Don wanted to walk with me but was dealing with Parkinson's Disease, in early stages. I wanted to share time with him, too, so we developed a plan for almost a week in July. He drove back roads to meet me each evening, and we camped together. He brough plenty of food, cooked meals, and carried my backpack and supplies in his car. I only hiked with a light day-pack, and was able to hike over 40 miles/day. We had such a good time together every night, with lots of remeniscing about our hiking days as Boy Scouts. I continue to remember my Big Brother, who was a mentor for me, and continues to be through these fond memories. I know the day will come when he will welcome me home.
Posted by Ted Eastman on September 28, 2019
I'm forever grateful for Uncle Don's advice, for many people have no advisor.
Recent stories

I love you sweetheart Happy 80th Birthday

Shared by Vonnay Brook on July 7, 2018

Today is July 7, 2018, wow its been  yrs since you went home. Doesn’t seem possible.  

A lot has happened, I finally left Las Vegas in June 29, 2017, and purchased a home in Camarillo, CA on July 3rd.  Moved in Aug 14, 2018.  I wasn’t sure I would be able to move, but the Lord said, I could do it in 2 hr’s segments.  So I went through the whole house twice.  Took 14 bags of clothes to the Walter Hoving Home for Women, 8 car loads to Lutheran Thrift Shop, 4 car loads to the Library.  Plus the entertainment unit went to Good Will.  I decide  I would keep what I needed and what I liked.  Lord was right, it did not exhaust me.  Then I had the movers that we had when left Penn Valley.

The kids are all fine, all have moved, Chad a few years ago.  Jeff and Denise followed Kris and Alycia to Colorado, not a surprise.  Kris and Alycia, had twins last yr., William and Samantha.  Adorable. Kids are all fine and growing.

Dannielle, Zack and Ashley, moved also to a new place in Ventura.  A lovely home..  Zack is a Senior wow, unreal, and driving.  I still remember. A milestone in everyone life.  Ashley is a sweetie too.  

Plus of course me.... 

Tyler is starting High  Chad and Terri are shocked he is growing up to soon.  

I like my new home, Camarillo is lovely and green and humidity is great. My eyes are great..

Don, I miss you, I love seeing all of our adventures on the PicStar.  We had many, many wonderful times and God has always been with us.  I miss you

Never Forgotten, Loved Forever

Shared by Ray Brook on July 10, 2018

My big brother always made me proud, and always will. He was my brother, mentor and best friend growing up, and for 70 years, until the Lord took him home nearly seven years ago.

Don always set a high bar for me to follow, but encouraged and helped me to be myself. I remember him often, and a smile always comes to my face when I relive a story from sharing life together.

Your Family

Shared by Vonnay Brook on July 7, 2014

Sweetie, its your birthday today, at least your earthly birthday, your heavenly birthday is Sept. 28th.  

It has been better, but there is no way, I still miss you.  This week I was notified that Bob Woiwod died on Tues. July 1st.  I know you would have greeted him, but at the back of the line.....cause that was you.  I miss everything about you, but the Lord is helping me with this life and I am forever grateful for that.  

The picture is of your family with only Zack and Ashley missing.  It was Terri;s 40th birthday party.  Chad was so sweet and asked me to help him.  It was here in Sienna, what a delight.  Of course you should have been there too, but in away you were.  

Sweetie, I have read soooo many books on heaven and it does seem to be indescribable. as you said...The word always strikes me when I read it.  
Love you forever  

Going to go to Big Bear this Sat. and it will bring back many memories of all the times we were there.    
 Oh yes, some great news,  Dannielle was baptisted and she is attending church.  Chad and Terri are also attending church close to them....Answer to lots of prayers.   
Love you Sweetie.