Juneau resident Lolus Carol Westbrooks, 60, died July 13, 2004, at her home.
She was born May 29, 1944, in McKinney, Texas, to Walter and Caldonia
Westbrooks. In 1945, the family moved to Pasadena, Calif., where she completed
her education at St. Andrews Catholic School. After graduation, she attended
Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., and soon after transferred to San
Francisco State University, where she continued her major in history. In 1965,
she gave birth to a daughter, Shannon Guillory. They returned to Pasadena, where
she became a foster parent. In 1993, she was named foster parent of the year.
She also worked as a flight attendant and station agent in San Francisco and
Oakland. She was one of the first women to receive an FCC license with Hughes
Airwest. She moved to Juneau in 1996 and worked for the Dept. of Revenue, Health
& Social Services, Alaska Marine Highway, Dept. of Administrative Services
and as a pollster for the Division of Elections. She also served on the American
Disabilities Act Board. Her family said she enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles,
music, science fiction movies and computer card games and puzzles. They wrote,
""Lolus was a very happy person who enjoyed life and loved people. She will be
missed by her loving family and friends."" She was preceded in death by her
father, Walter Richard Westbrooks. She is survived by her mother and
stepfather, sister, brother, daughter and a host of relatives and friends. A
""Going Home Celebration"" will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 17, at St.
Paul's Catholic Church, 9055 Atlin Drive. In lieu of flowers, the family asks
that donations be made in Lolus Westbrooks' name to Hospice and Homecare of
Juneau, or Gastineau Humane Society