Obituaries

J. "Jamie" Vess
B: 1971-08-23
D: 2019-04-17
View Details
Vess, J. "Jamie"
Zacary Tuttle
B: 1962-03-16
D: 2019-04-17
View Details
Tuttle, Zacary
John Stambulich
B: 1927-01-09
D: 2019-04-17
View Details
Stambulich, John
James Holbert
B: 1929-07-08
D: 2019-04-16
View Details
Holbert, James
Frederick Hoffman
B: 1946-10-09
D: 2019-04-16
View Details
Hoffman, Frederick
Robert Manriquez
B: 1949-01-01
D: 2019-04-15
View Details
Manriquez, Robert
Joe Edward Schaefer
B: 1933-06-27
D: 2019-04-15
View Details
Schaefer, Joe Edward
Billy McCain
B: 1939-06-07
D: 2019-04-13
View Details
McCain, Billy
Carl Hackley
B: 1925-03-19
D: 2019-04-11
View Details
Hackley, Carl
Charlotte Nowell
B: 1921-06-13
D: 2019-04-09
View Details
Nowell, Charlotte
Bernadine "Bonnie" Feagin
D: 2019-04-08
View Details
Feagin, Bernadine "Bonnie"
Arthur Doyle
B: 1930-07-31
D: 2019-04-07
View Details
Doyle, Arthur
Lila Atkins
B: 1930-06-06
D: 2019-04-07
View Details
Atkins, Lila
Robert Buesing
B: 1927-05-13
D: 2019-04-06
View Details
Buesing, Robert
JoAnn McMullen
B: 1937-02-08
D: 2019-04-05
View Details
McMullen, JoAnn
Rodney Loewen
B: 1949-03-03
D: 2019-04-05
View Details
Loewen, Rodney
Linda Geeslin
B: 1945-07-16
D: 2019-04-05
View Details
Geeslin, Linda
Carmaleta Loyd
B: 1941-10-04
D: 2019-04-04
View Details
Loyd, Carmaleta
Bruce MacLean
B: 1955-07-25
D: 2019-04-04
View Details
MacLean, Bruce
Halle Bustillos
B: 2019-04-01
D: 2019-04-03
View Details
Bustillos, Halle
John Goodknight
B: 1920-11-11
D: 2019-04-02
View Details
Goodknight, John

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
Family Owned. Family Operated.
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76013
Phone: (817) 274-9233
Fax: (817) 274-9237
Jean Brooks

Jean Aline Brooks

Friday, June 14th, 1963 - Monday, March 25th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To make your contribution to Jean Brooks's online memorial, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Jean Brooks with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Obituary

Jean A. Gelbhar was born on Flag Day, June 14, 1963, to Johnny Gelbhar and Jean Nyquist Gelbhar in San Marcos, Texas. Jean “Jeannie” passed away at the age of 55 on March 25, 2019 at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington due to complications after surgery. Jeannie was the eldest of the three Gelbhar girls and as a child of an Air Force officer, lived in many interesting places like Newfoundland as a child and Hawaii as a high schooler before making her way to College Station, Texas to attend Texas A&M University.

Jeannie was a loving and caring wife, mother, coworker and friend. She was a very special woman that never fully realized how many lives she touched during her life. Jean was a proud graduate of Mililani High in Oahu, Hawaii in 1981. Jean attended Texas A&M where she met the love of her life, Chris Brooks, at a dorm mixer in 1983. After graduating from A&M in 1985 with a business degree, Jean and Chris were married on September 7, 1985 in Seguin, Texas. She joined Chris in Arlington, Texas to begin their lives together. During her working career, Jean worked in the Mortgage and Title businesses, building life-long friendships with her co-workers. Jean was diagnosed with scleroderma and several other autoimmune diseases in the late 1980’s. She was told that she would probably be unable to have children at that time and was overjoyed upon learning of her pregnancy in 1990. God blessed us when Jean gave birth to Kristen Brooks, on July 20, 1990. Kristen was a 26-week-old preemie and Jeannie stayed by her side for 111 days until she could bring her home.

Jean faced many health-related challenges throughout most of her adult life, including several near-death events. Through it all, it was her love of family that always drove her recovery and affected everything she did. During the recent event that took Jean from us, she fought to the end until the Lord called her home. Jean lived in significant pain and rarely complained about it – she was happy to be alive for her immediate and extended families and friends. Her motto was “If this is the worst thing that happens to me today, it’s been a good day.” Jeannie was a truly selfless person and was our family’s rock. She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed. Jeannie loved watching Kristen dance and perform in theater productions, watching Aggie sports, seeing her nieces’ run track and play volleyball and spending time texting her dad about the Texas Rangers’ games. She loved making scrapbooks for loved ones to document important events in our lives. Jeannie loved living in Hawaii and Aggieland; these places provided her with many happy memories.

Jean is survived by her husband, Chris and daughter, Kristen. Other survivors include her father and mother, Johnny and Jean Gelbhar, her sisters, Linda Rae Takenaka and her husband George and Cheryl Anne Heins and her husband, Mike. Jeannie was blessed with eight nieces and nephews (Justin, Kelsey, Alexandria (Alex), Travis, Ashley, Kevin, Mathew and Alex), whom she loved dearly.

A memorial celebration will be held for Jean on April 26 at 10:00 am at First Baptist Church Arlington in Arlington, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Mission Arlington (missionarlington.org/financial-support/ 817-704-6141) The Scleroderma Research Foundation (srfcure.org/donate/ 415- 834-9444), The ALS Association (www.alsa.org/research/ 888-949-2577) offered in support of Jean’s cousin Brita.


Wade Family Funeral Home
817-274-9233
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of Jean Aline Brooks, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, April 26th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    First Baptist Church Arlington
    Address
    301 S. Center St.
    ARLINGTON, TX 76010
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Send flowers for Jean's Service
    Guaranteed delivery before Jean's Service begins

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Jean here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album