In Memory Of

Brooks, Helen Louise who passed away on 4/26/2013 at the age of 94


HELEN LOUISE BROOKS, R.N.(CPT, USNR (Retired) Died Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in San Diego, California at the age of 94. The cause of death was natural causes. She was born September 20, 1918 in Lowell, Massachusetts. She attended Barlett Junior High and Lowell High School. She earned Bachelors of Science in Nursing Education at Boston University, Massachusetts, B.S. in Nursing Service AdministrationatColumbia University New York City.She was inEmergency and Operating Room Nursing, U.S. Naval Hospital, Camp Davis, North Carolina for battalion of Royal Netherlands Marine Corps training in the United Statesduring World War II. She served 30 years in the United States Navy. She was an Operating Room Supervisor and Instructor aboard the USS Constellation (AH-15) (Hospital Ship) during Korean War. She was the Chief, Nursing Services at the Station Hospital, Naval Support Activity, Danang, Vietnam. She was the Director, Nursing Services at the Health Bureau, Panama Canal Zone Government; two general hospitals (one at each end of the Canal) 1 Psychiatric Hospital, 1 Leprosarium, 1 School and Public Health Unit. She retired permanently and established her home in San Diego, California. She was awarded the Legion of Merit with Combat "V". She re-wrote the manual "Operating at Sea" for the U.S. Navy. She was laid to rest on May 13, 2013. A memorial mass was celebrated at Our Mother of Confidence Catholic Church in La Jolla, Californiaat 10:00 AM. She was buried at Miramar National Cemetery San Diego with full military honors at 11:30 AM. She is survived by six nieces and nephews, many great-nieces and nephews, many great-great-nieces and nephews.