Sherrill “Sherry” Brooks and her husband, Charles, met while working at Callister, Payne, and Bischoff architectural offices on Mar West Street in Tiburon. In 1964, they moved into a small home on Esperanza Street, where they raised their two children, August (Redwood High School class of 1982) and Hannah (RHS class of 1984).
Sherry, with her long blonde braid, was an active member of the community. She taught skill-building at Reed School, and was the docent for Old St. Hillary’s Church. Her home was a popular destination for neighborhood kids of all ages in addition to August and Hannah’s friends.
She was known for her wonderful fresh-baked bread, and hosting arts and crafts activities that were open to all. Decorating homemade orange-frosted cookies with candy to look like jack-o’-lanterns was a popular annual event. These were handed out at Halloween, instead of store-bought candy.
Although Sherry and Charles moved to Strawberry in 1983, Tiburon remained important to them. In 2000, they relocated to Grass Valley, California. Sherry was very active in the community there, but still stayed in touch with many of their Tiburon friends.
She died peacefully at home, shortly after turning 92, in November of 2021. Despite succumbing to dementia, she stayed upbeat, pleasant, and happy.
There will be a memorial for her at the Community Congregational Church, on Rock Hill Drive, at noon Saturday, June 24th, 2023. Please contact 530-955-0060 (text or voice); or email@example.com for more information.