Lolus C. Westbrooks
Inflight - F/A, Reservations

July 13, 2004
 

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