Alicia Anne Brooks (“Bae Girl”), age 42, a true gift from God, passed away and entered Heaven on November 13, 2020. She was a proud member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe and lived in Heber-Overgaard where she passed away at her home.
Alicia was born on July 10, 1978 in Show Low, Arizona. She was a beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, granddaughter, cousin and Godmother. Alicia was the strongest and most determined lady you could ever meet. Some might call her stubborn or difficult, but to us she was strong-willed, driven, tenacious and kept us all on our toes. When she was healthy and doing well, she was the most impressive thing in the world. Her smile could light up a room, her laugh could brighten up anyone’s day, and her sense of humor was so contagious and absolutely hilarious. She was one of the most loving and caring people you could ever meet and loved her family and pets more than could be imagined. She was absolutely amazing. She struggled with Type 1 Diabetes and other medical problems since a young age, but despite that she lived life simply and to the fullest. She did things her way and nothing or nobody could hold her down! Her heart and her soul were full of laughter, life, and love. She was a beautiful lady warrior who fought and fought and enjoyed life until the very end.
As a child, Alicia loved picking on her younger brothers, playing basketball and volleyball (which she excelled at), writing poetry, and reading. She attended Show Low and Blue Ridge High schools and graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1996. She obtained her Associate’s Degree in Accounting and worked with Fender guitar company. She had one son whom she loved with her entire heart and did everything for him to the best of her ability. She loved watching his football games and enjoyed being an aunt to her two handsome nephews and two beautiful nieces. Alicia found peace fishing on the many lakes of the area, and later in life found comfort on the greens and fairways of the area golf courses. She also loved to express herself through her writing and wrote some of the most beautiful memoirs of her life and struggles. She loved her dogs Belle, Kia, and Romeo, and was never without them. And, we would be doing her a great disservice if we did not mention that she made the best homemade spaghetti, pumpkin pie and pecan pie you could ever have!
Alicia was a proud member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Heber Ward, and served on their Relief Society. She found joy in helping people and loved to counsel others with their struggles to help them overcome those just as she did. At any event or family function, she would go straight to the kitchen or wherever help was needed and give her time happily and lovingly. She loved to attend Bible studies, she was resolute in her faith and is now resting peacefully with her Heavenly Father, perfect, without pain and struggles, and more beautiful than ever.
Alicia is survived by her son Xavon Michael Ray Brooks (Mayce) of Show Low, mother Carol May Brooks, father Alfred Ray Brooks, brothers Jonathan Ray Brooks (Myra), Tommy Ray Brooks (Kerensa), Kyler Cash Brooks, paternal grandmother Myra Standing Hawkins, paternal grandfather John Brooks, maternal grandmother Eledia Chavez, God son Zaniel Toby Larzelere, nieces Juniper Rose Brooks, Sequoia Rae Brooks, nephews Jordan Ray Brooks (Cydnee), Luke Hawthorne Brooks, soon to be born Jonah Tazzy Brooks, soul mate Jeremy Moore and many aunts, uncles, and cousins....all who love her and will miss her tremendously.
Her life will be honored on Saturday November 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Show Low Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 300 N. 11th Street. Following the service her ashes will be laid to rest at the Show Low Cemetery, east plot. The services will conclude with a Remembrance Party at Show Low Park for friends, family, food, fun, and faith. Please wear masks and be courteous for everyone’s safety at all parts of the day’s activities.
2 Timothy 4:7-8. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous will award to me on that day…
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