Visitation for family and friends was held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown, 2900 Williams Drive in Georgetown. Funeral services will be held at the Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with burial to follow at 1:00 P.M. at the Davis Cemetery in Leander.
Valree was born in the community of Oatmeal near Bertram on February 16, 1915. She was the third of nine children born to John Alfred Conner and Myrtle (Pennington) Conner. Valree grew up in Oatmeal except for a short interval in Bishop, Texas where her parents moved their young family but later returned to Oatmeal. She attended school and graduated in Bertram. Valree was married to Leo Vaughn Brooks, a marriage that lasted until his death in 1982. Early on in their marriage they lived in the then small Texas communities of Tow, Cedar Park, Jonestown and Buda before settling in Liberty Hill. She retired from the Austin State Hospital.
Valree loved the outdoors and among her favorites were deer hunting, fishing and gardening. She enjoyed cooking and never missed an opportunity to serve her family and many friends their favorite dishes. Valree was an expert marksman and during her young years could strike matches with a .22 rifle. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Liberty Hill until moving to Georgetown where she became a member of Main Street Baptist Church. Valree was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Bertram where she served two terms as Worthy Matron, and later became a member of the Order in Georgetown.
Survivors include her son, William Leo Brooks and wife Frances of Taylor; one sister, Vivian Conner Gizzi of DeSoto; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, and three sisters: Violet Conner Meyers of Liberty Hill, Virgie Conner Huff of Austin and Aubrey Conner Holt of New Braunfels, and four brothers: Victor Conner of Oatmeal, Vernon Conner of Brownwood, Sturgis Conner of Austin and John A. Conner of Montrose, Colorado.
We wish to express our appreciation to the staff at the Wesleyan Nursing Facility for the dedicated care they gave Valree during her time there.
Pallbearers scheduled to serve are the Deacons of Main Street Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to: Main Street Baptist Church, 1001 S. Main Street, Georgetown, Texas 78626.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.cookwaldendavisfuneralhome.com.