Leonard R. Brooks, 86, died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 9 in Jamestown.
He was a cattle buyer, cattle feeder, butcher shop owner, cow-calf producer, and veteran registered Quarter Horse breeder.
Mr. Brooks served in the Marine Corps during World War II.
After the Marine Corps, he worked in various capacities in the cattle industry. In 1967, his father-in-law, Louis Price, provided Mr. Brooks and his wife Patty the opportunity to run the family ranch, formerly known as the Price Ranch, and currently known as Brooks Ranch.
He was able to fulfill his dream of breeding and raising Quarter Horses for more than 50 years. Brooks Quarter Horses was not a mere business for him, but it represented a life’s work and a lifelong passion.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patricia Price Brooks; sons, Ron (Gerry) Brooks, Lee (Miriam) Brooks; daughter, Eileene (Jim) Dambacher; stepson, Price (Barbara) Mailloux; stepdaughter, Deniece (Audi Rice) Mailloux; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Munsel Brooks and Jesse Jackson; and sons, Rod Brooks and Robert Brooks.
Remembrances be made in his memory to cancer organizations; or, the Andy Peek Memorial; or, Small Miracles Foundation of Oregon (for children with cancer) at www.smallmiraclesfoundation.org; or, to your favorite charity.