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Bonadine Etta Hall Brooks
© Enid News and Eagle
Submitted by: Glenn

Graveside service for Bonadine "Bonnie" Brooks will be 2 PM Wednesday, September 18, 2013, in Carmen City Cemetery, with Kirk Board officiating. Interment is under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva.

Bonadine "Bonnie" Etta Hall was born June 30, 1918, to Elmer and Laura (Nance) Hall in their home in Alfalfa County.

She passed away Sunday, September 15, 2013, at Share Medical Center, Alva, at the age of 95 years, 2 months, and 15 days.

Bonnie attended a rural school her early years of school and later transferred to Carmen Public Schools, where she graduated from high school in 1936.

She married Melvin Lee "Tubby" Brooks January 27, 1937, in Fairview, Oklahoma, by the justice of the peace.

Bonnie was raised in the Church of Christ, and after her marriage to Tubby, they both transferred their membership to the Carmen Christian Church.

She was very active in the church, where she and Olive Jane Frech were in charge of all the dinners. She was also very active in the Rebekah Lodge and many community projects.

Bonnie enjoyed embroidery work and loved watching her daughter play in high school basketball. She was a very devoted wife and mother.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Melvin Jr.; twin siblings, Olive Jane England and Clarence Hall; brothers, Elvin Hall and Lyle Hall; and a sister, Wilma Jean "Jeanie" Mahnken.

Bonnie is survived by her husband, Melvin "Tubby" Brooks of the home; a daughter, Josetta "Jo" Wallace of Alva; a son, Terrence "Terry" Brooks and wife Dawn Gay of Alva; a granddaughter, Brooke Hess and husband Roger of Enid; grandsons, Troy Brooks and wife Li of Alva, and Bryan Brooks; three great grandchildren, Jessica Hess, Ko Brooks and Torin Brooks; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Carmen Christian Church or Northwest Family Services.

Remembrances may be shared with the family at www.marshallfuneralhomes.com.

Melvin Lee Brooks
© Enid News and Eagle
Submitted by: Glenn

© Enid News and Eagle

November 07, 1915 - September 04, 2018

Graveside service for Melvin Lee "Tubby" Brooks is 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 7, 2018, at the Carmen City Cemetery with the Rev. Kirk Board officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva.

Melvin Lee "Tubby" Brooks, son of the late Joseph Orval and Jennie Marie (Jenlink) Brooks, was born November 7, 1915, at the family homestead south of Cherokee, in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. He passed away September 4, 2018, at Alva, just a few months shy of his 103rd birthday.

Tubby began school at Prairie Valley and then Cherokee schools, before graduating from Carmen High School with the class of 1936.

He was united in marriage to Bonadine Etta Hall on January 27, 1937, in Fairview. They made their home in Carmen where they raised their family. Tubby lived the last nine years in Alva.

He was a member of the Carmen Christian Church where he served on the church board. Tubby was also a member of the Carmen Odd Fellow Lodge, on the school board, city council, and was a volunteer fireman.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie; his infant son, Melvin Jr.; his daughter, Josetta Wallace; and his sister, Lois Mott.

Tubby is survived by his son, Terrence Patrick Brooks and wife, Dawn Gay, Alva; three grandchildren, Brooke Hess and her husband, Roger, Enid; Troy Brooks and wife, Li, Alva; and Bryan Brooks, Alva; three great-grandchildren, Jessica Zahorsky and husband, James, of Enid; Ko Brooks, and Torin Brooks, both of Alva; other relatives and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Carmen Fire and Rescue, or the Carmen Christian Church, through the funeral home.

Remembrances may be shared with the family at www.MarshallFuneralHomes.com.

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