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Judith Ann Brooks

Obituary for Judith Ann Brooks

January 2, 1948 - October 12, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 70


Judy Winkel Brooks, 70, of Austin and Llano, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018, in the company of her children at St. David's North Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas. She was born on January 2, 1948 in Llano, Texas.

Judy was raised in Llano where her parents Raymond and Doris Winkel owned and operated a family cattle ranch. She was an all-around athlete at Llano High School, participating in tennis, volleyball and basketball. She was a cheerleader all four years of high school, serving as the head cheerleader her senior year. She served on the student council and was named Miss Llano High School. She was also the Salutatorian of her high school graduating class. In 2014, Judy was inducted into the Llano High School Hall of Fame.

In 1969, Judy received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Physical Education from The University of Texas at Austin. At the end of that year she married Leo Brooks, an all-Southwest Conference defensive tackle for the 1969 National Championship Texas Longhorn football team who went on to play eight years in the National Football League.

As a devoted mother, Judy served as the PTA president of Doss Elementary School and Kealing Junior High School and served as a board member for the Anderson High School PTA. Judy spent countless hours volunteering for the March of Dimes, Northwest Kickball Association, Brackenridge Hospital Foundation Board, American Cancer Society Advisory Board and Junior Austin Woman's Club. She was also a member of the Junior League of Austin. Judy shared her interest in athletics by coaching girls' kickball at Northwest Kickball Association in Austin. Judy was a loyal supporter of the Texas Longhorn football program as her husband and son both played football for the Longhorns. She loved attending Longhorn football games and rarely missed a home game.

After the passing of her husband in 2002, Judy served on the staff of Texas Senator Mike Jackson for ten years and she led the operations of the Winkel-Brooks family ranching and hunting interests in Llano from 2002 until the day she passed.

Judy is survived by her son Corby Brooks and wife Erin; daughter Ashley Brooks and husband Brent Lindbloom; and three wonderful grandchildren, Carter Brooks, Peachy Brooks and Riley Lindbloom, all of Austin; her sister-in-law, Carol Carpenter Winkel, of Midland and Austin; and Stone Lindbloom of Austin.

Judy was a friendly and outgoing person who loved conversation and never met a stranger. She also was a truly selfless person; she loved her family and friends above all else and would do anything for them. Judy was an eternal optimist—always in good spirits even while facing the many tragedies she endured during her life. She was persistent, determined and tough. Judy was one of a kind and will be missed by all.

Family visitation will be held at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 10:00 am at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church in Austin. Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018 in the Llano Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank all of those friends and medical professionals who have cared for Judy over the past years for their kindness and concern. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Leo Brooks Endowed Football Scholarship, Longhorn Foundation at the University of Texas, P.O. Box 7399, Austin, Texas 78713.

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  • Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Leo Brooks Endowed Football Scholarship, Longhorn Foundation at the University of Texas, P.O. Box 7399, Austin, Texas 78713.

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