Brooksie Mae ShullSeptember 23, 1917 – September 30, 2004
Brooksie Shull died on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at Glen Valley Care Center in Glenwood Springs, of natural causes. She was 87.Brooksie was born on Sept. 23, 1917, to James and Leona Edward in Hot Springs, Ark. As a young girl, she and her mother traveled west on a hobo train to Denver. She resided many years in the Denver area with her dearest friend, Beulah Jensen. Beulah and Brooksie were the closest of friends over a 55-year span. They enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, and camping. Their travels took them as far as Pennsylvania, Kentucky, California, and Arizona. When she was young Brooksie enjoyed pheasant and rabbit hunting, but later in life enjoyed going to elk camp as cook.She retired with 20 years of service at the University of Colorado Medical Center. Her last job was working for Corky and Carol Fitzsimmons at the service station in Eagle, retiring there at the age of 73.Brooksie and Beulah moved to Eagle in 1979 and resided in Griffins Trailer Park (now known as Green Acres). In 1981, they moved to Gypsum, and in 1990 Brooksie took an apartment at the Golden Eagle Apartments for the next 14 years. She kept herself busy as a volunteer for the seniors, serving in many capacities, and she was always available to assist someone in need.Nettie Reynolds and Rita Knoll were also close friends of Brooksie’s. Four years ago they made a road trip covering five states. This was the first time Brooksie had seen the redwoods of California, and she enjoyed a boat ride on the Pacific.Brooksie enjoyed crocheting afghans and doilies before her vision became too poor to do so. She was very frugal and she always found a way to meet a need or a want without drawing attention to herself.She was a member of Eagle Baptist Church since 1984. It was the kindness of Pastor Bruce Dunsdon and Spike Pressley that prompted Brooksie and Beulah to visit the church after the men put a new roof on the trailer in Gypsum. Sometime after that Brooksie was saved and the two friends were baptized on May 13, 1984.Brooksie is survived by a son, Edwin Shull, and a grandson, William Shull. She was cremated at Farnum-Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood.A memorial service will be held on Monday, Oct. 18, at Eagle Baptist Church. A dinner will be served at noon for all her friends, and the memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. Please join us as we remember this dear woman who had a good word to say about everyone.Any contributions may be designated to the charity of your choice.
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