ELIZABETH DOW BROOKS
A funeral for Elizabeth Dow Brooks, 91, of Richmond, was held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home. She died Wednesday, March 9, 2011.
Mrs. Brooks was a native of Mathews County, and the daughter of the late Henry and Hattie Dow of New Point. She earned her nursing degree from the Elizabeth Buxton School of Nursing in Newport News in 1940. She worked mainly in Richmond area hospitals and homes as a private duty nurse, ending her career as the company nurse at Life Insurance Company of Virginia.
She was a charter member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Richard Grady Brooks.
Survivors include a son; a daughter; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Burial was in Washington Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be made to the Henrico County Rescue Squad or your favorite charity.