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Shirley Brooks

January 1, 1982

1982 – Sierra Vista, Arizona

Shirley Brooks is a founding member of Northwood’s Valley of the Sun chapter in Scottsdale, Arizona. An R.N. graduate of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange, California, she attended Santa Ana College and completed additional studies at Stanford University Hospital, specializing in neurological and orthopedic nursing. Later, she became a loan officer in a California savings and loan association and she was owner of B&W Interiors and was vice president of Starr Mines, Incorporated, a gold mining company. Her activities earned her the Woman of the Year award in 1954 in Claremont, California. Her record of community service includes work for hospital auxiliaries in California and Arizona, the Family Crisis Center and the Assistance League of Phoenix and many others. She has served on the Foundation Board of the University of Arizona in Sierra Vista, has worked with teens and adults in the choreography of liturgical dancing, is an active lecturer and commentator and is also active in radio and television advertising. She does numerology, astrology and teaches color and how it affects the human body. For many years she chaired and supported Northwood’s Arizona Women’s Board chapter. She is married to automotive enterpriser, Carl “Bud” Brooks and two of the Brooks’ five children are graduates of Northwood of Texas. The Brooks served as frequent and gracious hosts for many Northwood gatherings in the Phoenix�Scottsdale area. “I believe the educational standards set by the school have helped them to build their business careers on a solid foundation,” she states. (Deceased, 2010)