Monica D. Brooks

August 15, 1972 - October 17, 2009

Monica D. Brooks, age 37, of Allen, Texas, passed away October 17, 2009. Monica was born August 15, 1972 in Houston, Texas, to James A. Brooks, III and Teri (Schroeder) Peterson. She was an executive in the bowling industry. She is survived by her father and step-mother, James A. and Peggy Brooks; mother, Teri Peterson; brothers, Jay Brooks of Montgomery, Texas, Rodney Gundy of Boerne, Texas, and Darrin Gundy of Silver City, New Mexico; and numerous other loving relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 20, 2009, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas with Bob McGregor officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Bowling Hall of Fame and Museum in Monica’s name.

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Thinking about Monica today. I still can't believe she's gone. Monica was a dear friend, a loyal employee, and someone who had my back, and I had hers. I loved Monica, probably more than she ever knew. I'll never forget you, dear Monica, and I hope you're somewhere wonderful right now. May God bless your entire family. Blake Davidson, May 3, 2017 Monica & I were like sister's...Both Leo's, we were very much a like. We had some good times and bad, but she was always a true friend, my best friend really. I will never forget some of the adventures we embarked upon in California...we were each others support system on that crazy road less traveled. Painting, Jamiroquai and Past Poetry were some of the favorite pastimes. I've been looking for a way to contact you for the past 6 years, I had so much I wanted to tell you...I'm so sorry I lost touch. I missed you so much and thought of you everyday. You will be in my heart forever! I love and miss you! My sincere condolences to her entire family, she will be greatly missed always... Her friend, Keely Jackson Keely Dawn Jackson, January 4, 2010 THINKING OF YOU ALL DURING YOUR LOSS OF YOUR DAUGHTER. I KEEP UP WITH YOU ALL THROUGH JOBELLE KILBURN. TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS ROSE ROSE KILBURN-PARK, December 11, 2009 I just found out today. I can't believe it...you're actually gone. thank you for the wisdom you shared w me and my friends I will never forget you. Monica, I miss you and love alot. r.i.p. my friend i know you're with God, having a blast.. untill we meet again. -Angelo Angelo Rios, November 29, 2009 Condolences from an old bowling family to yours. May God be close to you and comfort you through this time. Dorin,Blake, and Mona White, October 27, 2009 My deepest sympathy for your loss Frances Deutsch, October 26, 2009 Peggy/Jamie, Leo is not particularly computer savvy and asked me to send along his heartfelt sadness when I told him of your recent tragedy. Having suffered the recent loss of his beloved Barbara, he, more than most of us, could truly understand the devastation you must feel. His heart is even heavier now. May God bless you and comfort you. Leo (by Jerry Moon) Leo Markwardt, October 24, 2009 We are so sorry about your loss. We have a son born 3 days away from your daughters birthday so you just never know from one day to the next. Hug your kids often! Parents should not have to bury their children but too often they do. Our prayers are with you and we know she will have a special place in a lot of peoples hearts. Bill & Linda Keenan, October 24, 2009 The Brooks family lost a wonderful person in this tragedy that took Monica from us, what a wonderful person she was, my thoughts and prayers are with all who knew and loved her. Ed Kingsley, October 24, 2009 I am sorry for your loss... Erik Taylor, October 23, 2009 Our deepest sympathies are with your family. You are in our prayers Roger & Kit Haverland, October 23, 2009 I am so sorry to hear about Monica. I worked with her for a short time at Lake Country Lanes in Marble Falls and she was a wonderful and loving woman. She would lite up the room when she walked in it. I will miss her. Linda Glenn, October 23, 2009 Our hearts, souls, and memories will be forever! I will always love her and our times we have shared. I want to thank everyone who we may have missed. It is truly a blessing to have such great friends and family. Love you all.... Rodney Dayne Gundy, October 22, 2009 Jamie and Peggy, There are simply no words to express how sorry we are for your loss. Monica was so beautiful and we know how proud you are of her. Though I never really got to know her well, she left a stong impression. I remember thinking, "Wow, what an absolutely wonderful girl!" May you feel the hand of Jesus comforting you and your family during this most diffucult time. Deborah Ellison, October 22, 2009 Jamie & Peggy..Billy and I are so sorry for your loss. I remember meeting her at our Redhat Christmas Party. May GOD be with all your family in this time of sorrow. We love you both dearly. Lisa Farrell & Billy Hargett Lisa Farrell, October 22, 2009 Dearest Jamie, Don and I are so sorry for your great loss.Our prayers are with you and your family.We've always enjoyed our time spent with you! Love, Paula&Don paula&don carter, October 22, 2009 Brooks Family - Everyone that knew Monica loved her. I was glad to hear that Jamie had the lunch with her and discussed his plans for her future. I KNOW that her heart swelled with emotion hearing how Jamie was proud of her. She loved all of you very much and being loved by Monica was something to treasure. She will be missed, the only sister I ever had. Regina Brooks, October 21, 2009 No words can express the sadness we feel. I remember babysitting her at the Bowling Center in San Antonio. I wish we could have been there for you. Your in our prayers. Helen & Bob Freehauf Helen & Bob Freehauf, October 21, 2009 I am very sorry for your loss. I only knew Monica for a short period of time, but she was an incredible and talented woman. Monica will greatly be missed by all who were lucky enough to know her. Mandy Lee Terry, October 21, 2009 Jamie and Peggy - We are so sorry to learn about the loss of your daughter. May God's compassion, grace, and love surround you during your time of great sorrow. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Ted and Charleen Schneider Ted and Charleen Schneider, October 20, 2009 The Patton family sends out prayers and love to Jamie, Peggy and the entire Brooks family in this most trying time. God Bless Doug R Patton Jr., October 20, 2009 To: Jamie & Peggy Just wanted to send a note to let you know we are thinking about you. Sincerely, David, Cindy, Kendall, Odell, & Shirley Hickman David Hickman, October 20, 2009 Dear Peggy & Jamie: It is just so hard to express how we feel about the loss of Monica. I just can't imagine what the both of you are going thru. All we can say is that we love you both and will keep you in our prayers. Tom n Patti Tom J Hay, October 20, 2009 Jamie and Peggy: My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family on the loss of your lovely and talented daughter. May God Bless. Mike Leong, General Manager Serra Bowl, 3301 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City, CA 94014 650-992-3444 email: mike.leong@serrabowl.com Mike Leong, October 20, 2009 Monica was a beautiful intelligent young woman who always strived to be better. She had alot of spirit and a big heart and loved her dad very much. She will be missed by all who knew, loved, and respected her. Delilah Wachsmann, October 20, 2009 Working hard, cracking jokes, making people smile are some of the great qualities that I remember Monica. We are sad that GOD has called one of his angels back home, but he has allowed us to keep the memories of Monica. She will be missed with heavy hearts and tearful goodbyes. She will be waiting for all of us at HEAVENS GATES with a smile and hug. See you soon, Monica. Anthony Simon Irizarry, October 20, 2009 Words can never express how sorry we are for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Pete and Paula McCordic, October 20, 2009 Jamie, Peggy and Family, We were so sorry to learn about Monica. Your family are in our prayers. Jack and Betty Feese Justin and Betty H. Feese, October 20, 2009 from the bottom of my heart aunt teri, uncle jamie, jay and sydney I am so sorry. please rest in peace monica, or as my mom used to call you, "moc-in-a"... teri brossier, October 20, 2009 Our deepest sympathy to Jamie & Peggy and the entire family. You're in our prayers. Rick & Mary Thurber, October 20, 2009 Jamie and Peggy, Our deep and sincere thoughts and prayers are you and the family. No words can express the amount of feelings and emotions you are all experiencing at this time. With all of our love, Renae and Tommy Crouch Renae & Tommy Crouch, October 20, 2009 Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Brooks family. The Maxfield family Robert C. Maxfield II, October 20, 2009 I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. God bless. Kevin T McGee, October 20, 2009 Jamie and Peggy: So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. john j bartula, October 20, 2009 Jamie and family, We are so sorry for your tragic loss! We only knew Monica for a short time, but in that time, we realized what a gift she was! We are proud to have called her our friend! She will be greatly missed! We leave this saying only this....In death, we do not say goodbye, we only say I'll see you later. Because we will meet again! May God comfort you and your family in this time of sorrow! We loved Monica! Your friends, Chris & Kim Morgan Chris & Kim Morgan, October 20, 2009 Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim & Pam jim indian holt, October 20, 2009 Jamie and Peggy we are so sorry for your loss. Sharon and I want you to know our prayers are with you and your family. May god bless you in the days to come. Jimmy and Sharon Cline, October 19, 2009 We will miss you Monica, you were a beautiful person inside and out and wonderful friend. Love always, Nikki & Devon Wilde Nikki Wilde, October 19, 2009 Dear God; I talked to Monica for an hour Tuesday night and was quickly amazed by her charisma, personality and business acumen. She was woman to be reckoned with; and would have gone far in the bowling industry. I'm in tears father, so I can only imagine how Jamie AND Peggie must be feeling. She was a lovely woman with a big heart. We'll all miss her father; I'm glad she is now in your loving arms. Bless her family dear God and give them the strength and grace to get through this difficult time. Bill G. Taylor, October 19, 2009 Jamie and Peggy, Words cannot express how my heart aches for you. Please know that you are loved by many and Monica will be greatly missed by all that knew her. "As we grieve for lost loved ones, we remember not that they died, but that they lived." Monica lived - - and she did it well. May those memories comfort you in your time of sorrow. Karleen Reynolds, October 19, 2009 I AM SORRY . Patricia a Atkins, October 19, 2009 We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. David & Margie Rountree, October 19, 2009 I am sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace. Ronny Dodd, October 19, 2009 Monica was always so positive and lifted my spirits up! She always had a smile on her face and could make me laugh in any situation. So full of life and love. Cared about her friends and her work so much. Always full of ideas, I looked up to her for inspiration she was always coming up with something new and amazing. She will be deeply, deeply missed. Amy Liane Scholz, October 19, 2009 My prayers and thoughts are with Monica's family and friends. Such a loss for all. Collen Gore, October 19, 2009 Jamie & Peggy our prayers are with you both at this very difficult time. Mickie & Jim Archer, October 19, 2009 My heart is with you and your family and so are my prayers. Richard Gordon, October 19, 2009 Working with Monica, I learned to love and admire her for all her hard work and dedication to Super Bowl Entertainment. She was always a character when we talked and laughed but when I needed her business sense there was no hesitation to help me make decisions that made things work. She quickly became a friend and someone I will always remember for her hard work in helping us all strive for success at BSB. I am very fortunate to have known such a beautiful young lady. Jeanette Henderson, October 19, 2009 My deepest sympathy at this tragic loss. Jeff Forrester, October 19, 2009 I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers... Becky Bowden, October 19, 2009 My prayers are with you I wish I could be there with you I loved Mon as thow she were my own daughter I will miss her alot. Always in my prayers Susan Gray Susan C Gray, October 19, 2009 Susan and I are sincerely saddened to hear of your tragic loss. Please accept our condolences for the whole family. You are in our prayers. Dale and Susan Jennings, October 19, 2009 We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. John & Joanne Denton John & Joanne Denton, October 19, 2009 I remember Monica as being a very free spirited out-going individual who was beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. Rest in Peace may God bless the family during this difficult time. Ivy Powell Brown, October 19, 2009 We are sorry for your tragic loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult period. Brad Greenblum, Ernest Eisenberg, Cheryl Reed, & Matt Janysek, October 19, 2009 Monica was such a unique person and an incredibly loyal friend. She was full of energy and fun ideas. I knew her when we lived and worked together in Hermosa beach and will never forget all the fun arts and crafts projects we did in her garage-from carving pumpkins (hers was batman, obviously) to making signs with paint. Her laugh is so memorable. She has a kind soul and I know she will rest in peace. My sincerest condolences to her family members. With love always, Jamie Jamie Diane Brooks, October 19, 2009 You are in our prayers. From the Dan Tucker Family. Daryl D Tucker, October 19, 2009 The Treybig, Nelson & Mogard families are deeply saddened by the terrible news. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brooks' family at this time. God Bless you all! Mike Nelson, Pete Treybig & families Mike Nelson, October 19, 2009 Dear Brooks Family, The entire staff at IBI send love, prayers and during these difficult times. We are so sorry for your loss. Scott Scott Frager, October 19, 2009 Jamie and Peggy: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Paul & Patti Kreins and Michelle Sidener Paul Allen Kreins, October 19, 2009 I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that your family is in our prayers during this very difficult time. Kendra Hardy Kendra Hardy, October 19, 2009 Dear Jamie and Peggy, Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family and Teri. We are deeply saddened by your great loss. We feel totally inadequate to express the multitude of thoughts and feelings we have experienced since learning of Monica's death. We are grateful for having known Monica because she brought joy to our lives. Her love for her family and her desire to make all of you feel proud of her, particularly her Dad, was inspirational. She was a beautiful, warm and caring person, who though her life was cut short prematurely made her mark in a positive way and will be missed by many, many people. We pray that she rests in peace and that all those she loved will be comforted by the memories of the happy times they shared with her. Wally & Joyce Hall. Wally and Joyce Hall, October 19, 2009 The Gulf Bowl in Foley, Al. Sonya Cole, October 19, 2009 Jamie and Family, my prayers are with you all in your loss of your beautiful daughter. Just keep her memories close to you at all time. Kay Turner, October 19, 2009 My thoughts and prayers are with Monicas family in this time of grief. I am so sorry for your loss of such a beautiful person. My memories of Monica and I will forever be in my heart, I will cherish the pictures I have of her and I. My best wishes go out to her parents and loved ones. Heather Rabel (Haworth), October 19, 2009 Jamie, Peggy, and Family - We send our heartfelt condolences for your incredible loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. May the love and peace of our Lord be with you every moment. Dale, Paula, and Andy Patterson, October 19, 2009 Monica and I became friends here in California when she lived and worked in Hermosa Beach. I had just heard what had happened, and am very sorry for the loss. Monica was and is a wonderful friend, a warm memory, and I will always cherish the laughs we shared. My prayers for the family. Christopher Jahng, October 19, 2009 Please accept Tina and my most heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and and the entire family. Ron & Tina House, October 19, 2009 I met Monica for the first time in Mesquite last week. What a vibrant and caring person. No words can make up for your loss, but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dick & Bonnie Atkinson, October 19, 2009 Monica touched alot of lives at Cowtown Bowling Center. I thank god for bringing her to us. She was more than just a co-worker or friend, she was the sister I never had. Even though she is gone, she will never be forgotten. My prayers go out to her family. Rachel Cantu, October 19, 2009 You will be missed at the bowling alley. Jeff Harrison, October 19, 2009 Monica and I hit it off the first time we met. She was the coolest supervisor I ever had. I always thought she was beautiful outside as well as inside. May she rest in peace and be home with our LORD. My prayers and sympathy be with you all, Sam Samantha Julene Scott, October 18, 2009 Monica was a beautiful soul and a very special friend. My favorite memory was her attempting to cook some food after riding horses at her house during our high school years. It wasn't great food but it was a good laugh. She was such a fun person and her passing is a great loss. I will be praying for her family as I can only imagine how their hearts must be hurting now. Stephanie Fox Castleschouldt, October 18, 2009 Words are never adequate at a time such as this -only time can ease your pain. We pray God will give you the strength to make it through these difficult days ahead. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. David & Jeanne Addington, October 18, 2009 Talked to her a couple of months ago and she reminded me that once in high school I lost a dollar bet to her and afterwards she cut the bill in half. We both kept a piece of the dollar that the other had signed and she had recently found her half. I still have my half as well. Thanks for being a friend Mon. RIP Brian Douglas Hoke, October 18, 2009 Eastridge Lanes Amarillo Mark Waters, October 18, 2009 r. i. p you will be missed and mine and my family's prayer's go out to the brooks family robert scott dull, October 18, 2009 I am sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Carrie Giles, October 18, 2009 Our prayer and thoughts and with you at this time. Syd, Margaret, Heather & Addison and Dustin Williford Syd Thornton, October 18, 2009 To the family of Monica. Please accept my condolences for your loss. I only knew Monica for the short time she was at Cowtown Bowl, where she and Anthony came to bring in NEW business to our center. It was truly a pleasure to have worked with someone with a such business ethics. I pray that GOD will comfort you in this time of sorry. GOD BLESS Art Beasley, Youth Director Cowtown Bowl Art Beasley, October 18, 2009 Im so sorry for your loss. I feel terrible that I didnt keep more in touch after high school. I will keep you all in my prayers. My heart goes out to you. Angela Nudi, October 18, 2009 We am so sorry to hear about Monica. Your family is in out thoughts. Stephanie (Matchett) and Charlie Hardwick, October 18, 2009 My thoughts and prayers are with the Brooks family. Monica will be missed by everyone she has known. Lynne Britton, October 18, 2009 From my family to yours, our sincerest condelences and prayers. She will be missed The Reid Family Charles M Reid, October 18, 2009 Jamie, there are no words of sympathy that can ease the loss of a daughter, especially one so young with so much future. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and Peggy and with the entire family. May you find some comfort in the thought that there are many friends who care and will be thinking of all of you in this time of sorrow. Sylvia L. Broyles, October 18, 2009 So sorry to hear of your loss. May god be with the family. jim Wofford James Wofford, October 18, 2009 May God bless and help all who knew and loved her Clyde E Kennemer, October 18, 2009 There are no words to express the sadness that our family is feeling at a time like this. I will always remember our Chritmas' together and her love of Chritmas and the elements of suprise that Christmas brings to each of us, her love for family, especially kids, and not to mention her love for Batman! Her spirit will live on in our hearts and in our family at Christmas and always! Love and Peace to all! Kellie Biesenbach Gundy, October 18, 2009 Jamie- Peggy, Our hearts and prayers go out to you at your lose. A parent should never have to bury a child. May God be with you and Peggy. Cindy and Steve McBride Steve & Cindy McBride, October 18, 2009 Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim & Kathy Doran Jim Doran, October 18, 2009 Did not know her, but must have been great person belonging to Jamie & Peggy. Rick Mckinney, October 18, 2009 Please know that I am thinking of you all and you are in my prayers Mary Louise Young, October 18, 2009 We are praying for God's grace and peace to be in all of you're lives during this time. Phil and Mary Bailey, October 18, 2009 Jamie Brooks and family, You will be in our thoughts and prayers. May time and memories of your beautiful daughter quickly heal your broken hearts. Killeen Bowlerama Jim & Jean Maxson, October 18, 2009