Loren Clyde Brooks of Bountiful, Utah passed away surrounded by family on December 11, 2022, at the age of 89, after fighting cancer for two years. He was born April 22, 1933, to Royal Harvard Brooks Sr. and Hazel Vanessa Gibson in Riverside, California. He was the youngest of four children. He is preceded in death by his parents and adoring sisters, Phyllis, and Vivian. Loren leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Julianna Miller Brooks, his beloved older brother, Royal Harvard Brooks Jr. and his six children: Karsten (Nancy Allred), Carolyn (Mike Nielsen), Laura (David Perry), Karen (Bruce Ward), Barbara (Brett Olson), and Donna (Kevin Van Uitert). Loren and Julianna leave behind a legacy of 27 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren.
Loren graduated from Springfield Highschool in Springfield Oregon. He attended Strayer College in Virginia where he received a degree in accounting.
Loren served in the Korean War after the cease fire. He served in military intelligence intercepting enemy radio messages and decrypting them.
He married the love of his life, Julianna Miller, on June 28, 1957, in the St. George Temple. They spent their honeymoon traveling back east, so Loren could attend the F.B.I. Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Loren started his FBI career there and was with the Bureau until 1983, living in six different states. He had many adventures along the way and touched lives in the process. He made lifelong friends.
Loren served faithfully in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He held many callings including serving as bishop first in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and for a second time in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He served others willingly and with enthusiasm. He was known to always share his beliefs and testimony with his acquaintances. He changed lives and will never be forgotten.
Loren loved his grandchildren and went out of his way to make sure that they knew how much he cared about them. He was famous for his handwritten letters and emails. Fishing trips and woodworking with the grandchildren are a favorite memory.
Some of his hobbies and talents were fishing, hunting, surfing, making his own surf boards, scuba diving, skiing, horseback riding, woodworking, building and flying model airplanes, archery, sourdough bread making, geo caching, treasure hunting with his metal detector, and tinkering to fix just about anything. He included friends and family in all his interests. He is famous for his sourdough bread, which he generously shared with neighbors, friends, and family. His real superpower was making everyone his friend.
The family would like to thank the kind nurses, aides, and doctors who cared for Loren until the end. A special thanks to Creekside Senior Living Center that exceeded expectations in the loving care of our father.
A funeral service to celebrate his life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 17, 2022, at the North Canyon 2nd Ward Meetinghouse, 3350 South 100 East, Bountiful, Utah. Visitation will be held Friday, December 16th, at Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and on Saturday at the chapel from 9:30 to 10:30 am. prior to services.
Services will be streamed live on Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and this obituary page.
Services will also be streamed by the ward at: https://zoom.us/j/94042623222