BROOKS, Madeline Nov 5, 1934 – Oct 24, 2020

Joyce Brooks of Alvarado, TX passed peacefully away in her sleep on October 24, 2020, after battling dementia.
Born Madeline Joyce Gommert, to loving and devoted parents Fred and Elsa Gommert, on November 5, 1934; Joyce was 85 years old at the time of her death.
Born and raised in Bartlett, TX, Joyce graduated from Bartlett High School in 1952. She later graduated from Brackenridge School of Nursing in Austin, TX in 1955 where she became a Registered Nurse. It was also during this time that Joyce met her husband Allan Brooks who was studying to be a Registered Pharmacist at the University of Texas. They married in 1957.
In 1971 Joyce and Allan moved the family to Alvarado where Allan took on the new opportunity of running a start-up pharmacy: Community Cut-Rate Drug. Not one to be a stay-at-home Mom, Joyce was offered a position at Alvarado State Bank and worked her way up to Vice President of Teller Operations. But it wasn't until the bank decided to establish a travel group for its Senior Citizen account holders – with Joyce as the Director – that a spark would ignite a new passion in her life.
In her years with the travel group, Joyce and fellow travelers explored every imaginable site-worth-seeing in the U.S. and then took cruises and overseas flights to many foreign destinations as well. Even after retiring from the bank, Joyce continued to feed her love for travel by coordinating trips – with a local travel agency – that she and her globetrotting friends could enjoy.
Her farewell effort to heading-up travel escapades was when the Alvarado FUMC established a small social group called the "Get-n-Go's" where Joyce would plan for local celebrity guest lectures or entertainment and day trip adventures.
All told, Joyce lived an extraordinary life and was surrounded by people who adored her. Joyce is preceded in death by her husband Allan and her daughter Patricia; and survived by her two sons, Mike and Tod Brooks.

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