Timothy L. Brooks passed away December 2nd after losing his bravely fought battle with lung cancer. His faith and courage never wavered. Tim was 61 years old, born on May 30, 1945 the youngest son of Jack and Bertha Brooks. The family moved from billings to Custer in 1953 and returned to billings in 1958. Tim attended school at Fratt Memorial, Custer and Billings Central, graduating in 1963.
On November 14, 1964 Tim married his best friend and the love of his life, Linda Legard, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lavina, MT. Tim and Linda shared 42 wonderful years of marriage. They were blessed with 3 beautiful daughters: Heidi Rae, Heather Rene, and Holly Rebecca.
Tim loved spending time with his 7 grandchildren: Katie and Colton Kloppel, William and Isabel Alles, Jacob Timothy, Jonah and Jordyn Saunders. Tim was always bragging about their latest accomplishment or laughing about their many escapades and tales. He and Linda spent a large part of their free time attending their activities and sporting events; sleep overs at Grandma and Grampa’s were frequent and treasured events. The grandkids often joined them on special trips that continue to bring Linda fond memories.
Tim was working as an outside sales person for Roscoe Steel and Culvert at the time of his illness. Tim enjoys his customers and his co-workers. He was proud to be a part of the Roscoe Steel team.
Tim enjoyed golfing, dancing the jitterbug, trips to Las Vegas and people. As he approached his 60th birthday, Tim decided to commemorate the occasion by running a marathon. Tim and Linda trained together and in October 2005 they ran the 26.2 mile course in St. George, Utah. Tim was thrilled beyond belief when he crossed the finish line with arms outstretched and a wide smile on his face.
Tim was kind, gentle, and supportive; always ready with a word of encouragement for all. Tim blessed many with his gift of laughter, he could make you laugh until your sides hurt.
Tim is survived and deeply missed by his wife Linda, his daughters Heidi (Lonn) Saunders, Heather Brooks, and Holly (Stan) Alles, his grandchildren, his mother Bertha, his brother Mike (Kathy,) his sisters Chris (George) Schafer, Connie (John) Schafer, Cindy Konecny and Carol (Kirk) Wetzel, his mother-in-law Meldora Legard, his bothers-in law Tom (Ginger) and Jerry (Margaret) Legard, his nieces and nephews, aunt, cousins and friends. Tim was preceded into heaven by his infant daughter Marlo Pauline, his father Jack Marlowe, his brother James Marlowe, his father-in-law Almond Legard, and brother-in law John Legard.
Services will be held at St. Bernard’s Church where Tim was a member. A Vigil service will be held on Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday. St. Bernard’s Parish is located at 226 Wicks Lane. The Rite of Committal will take place a t Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Bernard’s Haitian Children’s Fund, the Special K Ranch, or the charity of one’s choice.
The family would like to thank the oncology staff at the Hematology-Oncology Centers Of The Northern Rockies, Tim’s doctors at Internal Medicine Associates and the staff at St. Vincent Healthcare for their care and kindness during Tim’s illness.