2014-09-11 / Obituaries

Brooks Willen Berrien

Brooks Willen Berrien, a longtime resident of Mariposa, passed away peacefully on Aug. 29, 2014.

Brooks owned and operated many businesses in Mariposa through the years. He was a proud U.S. Merchant Marine veteran and a volunteer deputy sheriff for Mariposa County. He also belonged to the Masons and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Brooks proudly attended New Life Christian Fellowship church on Cole Road.

Brooks is preceded in death by his daughter Gayle, his father Richard and his mother Odette Berrien, his brother Richard Berrien and his sister Esther.

He leaves behind his beloved wife Doris C. Berrien and daughters Lynee Hanson of Placerville and Christy Di Giorgio of Oakdale. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Brooks will be remembered for his passion for woodworking. A memorial will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. at New Life Christian Fellowship church, located at 5089 Cole Road, off Highway 49 South and Darrah Road.

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