Esther Leila Brooks went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on October 6, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas. Esther was born on January 29, 1926 in New Berlin, New York to Harrison J. and Leila M. Burdick Camp. In July of 1957, she married Thomas T. Brooks of Borger, Texas. Once married, they lived in Borger where Esther taught elementary school at Crockett Elementary and Borger Middle School, retiring in 1991. Tom and Esther were long-time members of First Baptist Church of Borger where she faithfully served as church organist for 32 years. In addition to playing both the organ and piano, Esther was also an accomplished cellist, playing for many years in several different orchestras and musical groups in Borger. She continued to live in Borger after Tom’s death in 2005. In December, 2009, Esther moved to Fort Worth, Texas where she lived until her passing.
Survivors include three sons – Stephen Brooks and his wife, Betsy, of Fort Worth, Texas; Phillip Brooks and his wife, Jenny, of Denton, Texas; Mark Brooks and his wife, Patricia, of Saint Paul, Minnesota; four grandsons – Andrew Brooks, Matthew Brooks, Dylan Brooks, and Noah Brooks; one sister – Marian Heath of Douglassville, Pennsylvania; one sister-in-law – Jane Jackson of Amarillo, Texas; numerous other family members and friends.
The family will receive visitors at Minton-Chatwell Funeral Home in Borger from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 10, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 11, 2013 at Silverton Cemetery at Silverton, Texas under the direction of Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger, Texas.
Memorials may be made in Esther’s name to Mission Aviation Fellowship or First Baptist Church of Borger, Texas.