Wanda Brooks

January 1, 2020 ~ February 8, 2020


Wanda Siple Brooks, of Moscow, Idaho, passed away peacefully with family at her side on February 8th of natural causes.

On January 18th, she arrived on her own two feet looking beautiful and happy to be the guest of honor at her 100th birthday party.  Family and friends came from near and far to honor this amazing lady.

Wanda was born on January 20th, 1920, to Madge and Ralph Siple in New Plymouth, Idaho.  She graduated from New Plymouth High School 1938 and attended the University of Idaho for a degree as a dietician.  She met her husband, Leonard Brooks, at college and they married soon after.  He went off to war for three years, came back to Idaho to get his masters degree and they started their family.  They lived in Sandpoint, ID and St Maries, ID before deciding to pursue a work career overseas.

Wanda traveled and lived in many foreign lands, but remained very grounded in the sensibilities of lasting value. She and Lenny retired to Moscow in 1973 to be near their children.  Their home was filled with many interesting pieces of artwork.  Wanda was a good supporter to many of the overseas crafts people.

Wanda was kind and gracious, always hospitable even during the difficult times in her life.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, teacher, friend and an incredible bridge player.  She and Lenny were especially engaged when it came to helping young people, family and others get their start in life.

Wanda is predeceased by her parents, her two brothers Virgil and John; and daughter Jan.  She is survived by her brother Ralph, her daughter Susan Swalley; her son Robert Brooks: two grandsons Kenneth and Douglas Swalley; two granddaughters Jennifer Milmont and Samantha Milburn; and three great granddaughters Brooklyn and Avery Milmont, Emma Milburn.

No service is planned.  Her family would like to suggest any donations be made in her name to: Good Samaritan, 640 N Eisenhower, Moscow, ID 83843 or Elite Home Health and Hospice, 1370 Bridge Street, Clarkston, WA 99403

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