Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Stan E. Brookings Memorial
Stan E. Brookings Memorial

Stan E. Brookings

Stan E. Brookings

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Stan E. Brookings, age 77, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Stan was born on April 21, 1935 in Great Falls, Montana to Gene and Marguerite (Skinner) Brookings.
Stan was an outdoorsman and loved the mountains. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, traveling, and was a great cook. He belonged to the Wildcat Steelhead Club and was a guide on the Skagit River for many years. He was a long time member of the Sedro-Woolley Eagles, and was the President of the Sedro-Woolley Little League for 7 years. Most of all he loved spending special time with his granddaughters.
He worked at Skagit Steel for 27 years in the welding shop and later became a job planner and estimator. Later, he ran a small steel plant in Bellingham. He also worked at Haskell Corporation. After retirement, he worked as a roving security guard for Sierra Pacific, a job he loved. Stan was more than this obituary shows he was a special man and will be greatly missed by many.
He is survived by his wife, Elli; daughter-in-law, Linda Brookings; granddaughters, McKenzie and Haley Brookings; sisters, Ruth Kuske (Edwin), Kathy Mast (Todd); uncle, William Brookings; aunt, Doris Kester; numerous cousins, and many nieces and nephews.
Stan is preceded in death by his parents; son, David Brookings; daughters, Karen and Julianne Brookings; sisters Barbara, and Marilyn Cornwall (John).
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Fish, Dr. Mathey, Burtons Care Center, North Puget Oncology at United General Hospital and Walgren’s Pharmacy for all their help in the past years.
Memorial Services will be held Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:00AM at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley with Pastor Jim Cannon officiating. A reception will follow at the Sedro-Woolley Eagles. Inurnment will be at the Saxon Cemetery in Acme at a later date.


  • Betty Hughes

    Mrs. Brookings …
    My husband, Thayer, and I live at the remote homestead on Lower Finney Creek Road and Stan was our gate guy to contact when we needed assistance. I called him in April when Thayer was very ill and needed to be airlifted to the hospital during a flooding period when I couldn’t drive the creek. I didn’t reach Stan that day but left him a message on his service to please open the gate and the emergency crew arrived soon after. I’m not sure who had the gate key but we really appreciated the interest Stan took in our welfare as we are seniors and are often marooned by high creek water. Thayer has COPD and had a life-threatening case of the flu and didn’t get back home until early June.

    Stan would call us when he was up our way to check and see how we were and chat a few minutes … which was always cheering and made us thankful that he was looking out for us. We did not know of Stan’s passing until a neighbor told us several months later.

    We wanted you to know what an important difference Stan made to us and how much we appreciate all the calls he made to touch base with us on logging road conditions or just to say Hi. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Thank you,
    Betty & Thayer Hughes

  • Sharon Dillon

    So very sorry to hear of Stans passing. I did not get to see him often these past couple of years, but what memories from the past. Thanks Stan for all you did, for being the kind of person I was pleased to know, will miss you.

  • John Cornwell

    Stan was much more than a brother-law to me. He was a wonderful friend who always kept a great sense of humor until the last minutes of his life.

    My thoughts now are especially with his dearly beloved wife Eleanor and his family.. I live in San Diego and wish we could have spent more time together recently.

    Cheers Stan!

  • Steve Biggs

    I am sorry to hear about Stan. So many of us will miss him but so many of us had the pleasure to know and love him too. I always called Stan my river dad. He taught me so much about the river and I always enjoyed spending time with him. From Shroom hunting in the hills, fishing, hunting or just listening to you two tell stories! We laughed so hard! I know he is back in the boat with Dave now and I hope they save a spot for me someday. I bet the fishing is great! We love you, Steve, Chris, Dakota and Lauren.

  • Clarence b Jones

    Well old friend it was 1952 when you took me under your wing and showed me how to run the mile god its hard to write this because so many miles have come and gone since then . you were a great guy Stan but we will meet again and take that long run together again. I will miss you till then

  • Val Osborne

    Steve and I are going to miss you Stan. We loved talking with you,usually on the mainline, 🙂 it was always nice to see you and visit. We’ll think about you always and especially when we’re on the mountain. Thanks for watching over our equipment and watching over all of Sierra Pacific’s property. I know you and David are probably riding around togther grouse hunting in Heaven right now. It was a pleasure to have known you.

  • Lenny Thompson

    Ellie (Ma) – I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of a great mentor and friend. He will always have a special place in my heart and soul. I will miss the great hunting and fishing trips. I am truly blessed to have known him and recieve his valuable lessons. The one lesson I hope to grasp is that through all Stan and Davids adversity – They faced it head on and fought like true champions. I aspire to be more like them. Darcy and I are so gratefull to be part of the Brookings family. All our Love. Lenny and Darcy Thompson

  • Todd Parker

    So sorry to hear of Stan’s passing. He was my coach in Little League for a year. Taught me a lot about baseball and helped to ignite my love for the game. I keep and will cherish those memories forever. Thanks Coach and God Bless You.