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Jean W. Brooks, homemaker
Jean W. Brooks, homemaker

Jean W. Brooks, a homemaker and volunteer, died Monday at the Brightwood retirement community in Lutherville of complications from dementia. She was 84. The daughter of Edward Barhyte Wright, an executive with the A.H. Bull Line Steamship Co., and Dorothy Bull Wright, a homemaker, Jean Bull Wright was born in Baltimore and raised on Circle Road in Ruxton. She was a graduate of Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Conn., and in 1950 graduated from the old Briarcliff Junior College in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. Mrs. Brooks worked as a preschool teacher for a year before her marriage in 1955 to William "Gill" Brooks, a banker who later became a private school business manager. He died in...