David H Brooks

July 18, 1942 - October 7, 2020


In Loving Memory of David H Brooks, 78,  passed into the loving arms of his Savior on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 in Seattle, Washington.

He was born July 18, 1942 to Robert T and Agnes P (Kaawa) Brooks in San Francisco, California.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jimmy, 3 sisters – Dorothy, Ana and Edna, and son Steven Haley.

Dave is survived by his wife Glenda (Clow) Brooks of Renton, Washington; his daughters Malani (Dennis) Diamond, Lauri Skagen (Caspar) van Haalen, Lynda Bartolome, and Liz Haley; his 8 grandchildren – Katherine, Shaina (Alex), Jande (Taylor), Blaise, Zachary, Paisley, Ciara and Iz; his 3 great-grandchildren – Tatum, Kyla and Tyson; his brother Robert (Jewel) Brooks and his 2 sisters Eloise Anderson and Eleanor Bingman; his brother’s and sister’s in-law Allen (Win) Clow and Dorothy Clow (Gary) Walls, and numerous nieces, nephews,grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

On July 31, 1982, Dave married the love of his life Glenda in Renton, Washington.  Dave was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Dave loved the life he built with Glenda.  They shared a mutual love of Jesus, family and travel.  Dave was a proud member of Labor Local 242 and enjoyed the friendships he made over the years on the job and in life.  After retiring, he and Glenda enjoyed traveling across the United States, Europe and Canada, as well as cruises to Alaska and the St Lawrence river. Dave’s hobbies included spending time with Glenda, going to the casinos to play a little and eat, exercising at the gym and at home, playing tennis, riding his bicycle, working tirelessly in his yard tending to his beloved flowers, fountains and birds, reading his Bible, and watching every boxing fight that he could. We should also mention his love of ice cream.

Dave leaves an enormous hole in many hearts and will be missed by us all.
Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise”-Luke 23:43 

Memorial donations (cash, items or service) may be made to the Union Gospel Mission in Seattle.  www.UGM.org

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the service is by invitation only, but will be available by Zoom live stream. 

BONNEY WATSON is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: David Brooks Funeral Service
Time: Oct 19, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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glenda brooks
glenda brooks
12 days ago

I will miss you so much. You always will be the love of my life.

Lynda Bartolome
Lynda Bartolome
12 days ago

I am soooo glad you came into our lives! Thank you for always taking care of us and loving my mom❤️ I’m going to miss you so much!! But I know where you are and will be with you again someday😊
P.S. I love you more!🥰

Liz Haley
Liz Haley
12 days ago

I wish I would have hugged you tighter last time I saw you. We’re all going to miss you so much. Thank you for being our wonderful patriarch, for always being there and loving us as much as we loved you.

Malia Johnson
Malia Johnson
11 days ago

Thank you Uncle for all the cherished memories. My favorites are the times you
picked me up to go to church and then we always stopped for ice cream afterwards. Your laugh was contagious and your smile just made everyone around you want to smile. I love you Uncle, A hui hou

Gregory Skagen
Gregory Skagen
11 days ago

Rest in peace Dave, I will miss all the sporting events we watched on the weekends with the gkids. So many memories, especially the big bowls of ice cream we had after a great meal. See you someday in your garden of roses, love you, Greg

Shaina Matveyenko
Shaina Matveyenko
11 days ago


“The world will change from year to year, our lives day to day, but the love and memory of you, shall never pass away”

I will never forget laying with you in your recliner watching La Bamba or the fight on HBO. Eating lays potato chips with Uncle Dan’s or a big bowl of ice cream.

I will never forgot working in the yard with you, sitting and watching your fountains, riding my bike and going down to the school with you. Sharing our birthday week together and excitingly waiting for you and Grandma to call me to sing to me over the phone every year.

You were the hardest worker I know. You always were doing something, you never sat still, you loved to work, you loved to workout, but most of all you loved Grandma and Jesus with all your heart.

Even when you could barely open your eyes I could see you searching the room for Grandma. She is the love of your life.

I won’t forget sitting in my backyard and you telling me “look at your life now” you gazing around at my kids and house. Thank you for being my biggest cheerleader, believing in me, praying for me, and guiding me.

I won’t forget the way your hearing aids ringed, they way you smelled of the garden and the garage, your rough mustache when you kissed my cheek, they way you said “I love you honey” and your infectious laugh.

I will love you forever Bompa!

Last edited 11 days ago by Shaina Matveyenko
Judy Rene
Judy Rene
11 days ago

He will be greatly missed by my family also! What a nice, personable, easy to love guy!💕😘💕

Susie Nisco
Susie Nisco
6 days ago

Dave was such a special person. I will always remember his kindness, his smile, his wonderful laugh and the way he constantly expressed his love for his family Every time I was around him I could feel his love and genuine kindness fill the room. It was a beautiful thing to witness. I wish I would have gotten to spend more time with him. I see his heart and kindness, along with yours Aunt Glenda, shine through you and your wonderful family. He was a blessing to so many and will be greatly missed. Love you all.