It is with great sadness that we have to annouce the passing of Lynda Sue Brooks (66) on June 20, 2023 at Providence St Joseph Hospital with family by her side.

Lynda was born in Eureka on May 25,1957 to Jim & Donna Montelbetti.

Lynda loved spending time with family and friends, camping, going to the beach watching the waves and sunsets. She loved going to her grandkids’ sporting events.

Lynda graduated from Eureka High School in 1975. After high school she went to work at Lazio’s fish plant in Eureka. Lynda always loved kids from a young age and knew she wanted to care and work with them. She started to work at different daycares through Humboldt Child Care Counsel/Changing Tides for a few years. In 2004 she finally got her dream and opened her own day care, “Building Friendships.” After 20-plus year she had to close due to her declining health.

Lynda leaves behind her husband John Brooks of 37 year,s son Christopher Brooks, brother Mark Montelbetti, sister Julie Williamson, grandkids Dyami & Aliyah Brooks, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Lynda also leaves behind her lifelong friends Sherry Arango and Gail Ellingwood. 

There will be a celebration of life potluck on July 23, 2023 at the house that Lynda and John shared. 


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