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Joyce Brooks

On July 3, 2023, Joyce Brooks passed away peacefully at the age of 91 in Puyallup Washington.

She was born Dec. 3, 1931 in New Haven, CT to Pasquale and Lillian Pocaro.

She spent most of her childhood in Uxbridge, MA before moving with her parents to Southern California. In 1962 she married Pierce Brooks in Capistrano, CA. and in 1969 they moved to Springfield, OR where her husband became Chief of Police. In 1977 he became Chief of Police for Eugene and they moved to the McKenzie River area they both loved.

Joyce loved cats, gardening, and bird watching. She volunteered at St Benedict’s on the McKenzie River in Oregon for many years. Her hobbies were cooking, fishing, and traveling. She was well-loved by all her friends and family.

Joyce is survived by her stepsons Mike [Robin] Brooks of Puyallup, WA, and Dan [Mary] Brooks of San Dimas, CA; Grandchildren - Daniel, Kelley, Amy Jo, Trisha, Jesse, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Her parents, husband Pierce Brooks, and step-daughter, Sandra Brooks preceded her in death.

A memorial service for Joyce will be held on Saturday, August 19th at 10:00 am at St Benedicts Lodge Catholic Church, 56630 North Bank Rd. McKenzie Bridge, OR, 97413.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Benedicts Lodge Catholic Church.

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