Brooks, Iva

Iva Brooks
Have been held.

Mrs. Iva Brooks, 87, of Portales, died Sunday, July 24, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.

She was born on June 15, 1918, in the Causey-Lingo area at a settlement known as Emzy, to Iva and Reubier L. Waller.

She grew up in the Emzy-Lingo area and went to school near there. She married Britt Brooks on June 9, 1940, in Rogers. They ran a dairy farm for many years. They retire in the mid-1970s and moved to Portales in 1989. She was a member of the Dora Church of Christ for many years. After moving to Portales she attended the Third and Kilgore Church of Christ.

Family members said she loved to play ’42, did a lot of canning, was known for her chocolate cream and coconut cream pies and cherry cobblers, and enjoyed crocheting and sewing.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Thomas and Arva King and J. W. Waller; a sister, Marjorie Thomas; and her husband.

Survivors include a son, Robert Brooks (and wife, Linda Beth) of Tijeras; a daughter, Linda Custer (Roy) of Rogers; four grandchildren, Chad Custer (Beverly) of Albuquerque, Cathryn Schilling (Dan) of Waurika, Okla., Barry Brooks (Mary Jo) of Tijeras and Britt Brooks (Karen) of Dallas; nine great-grandchildren, Cole and Lexy Custer, Brianna and Katilyn Schilling, Nathaniel, Alex, George, Benton and Eric Brooks; and a brother-in-law, Randy Brooks (Margetta) of Yukon, Okla.

David Bennett and Jack Merrick will officiate

Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Chad Custer, Barry Brooks, Dan Schilling, Ernie Marshall and Wylie and Waylon Waller.

Honorary pallbearers are Ben Fuller, Johnny Lieb, Dale Brown and Jack Merrick.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.