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Emily Sue Brooks

May 11, 1985 ~ January 30, 2024 (age 38) 38 Years Old


Emily Sue Plumb Brooks, beloved wife, mother, sister, and friend departed this world on January 30th, 2024, in Spokane Valley, Washington, at the tender age of 38.

Born on May 11, 1985, at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, California, while her father was serving in the Navy. Emily was the fourth of eight children to her adoring parents, Brad Alan Plumb and Lisa Marie Hamel Plumb. Fondly nicknamed "M&M" by her siblings, her vibrant personality earned her the nickname "Chatterbox" as she reveled in the joy of conversation from a young age, after which she would always call out, “chatterbox, chatterbox, chatterbox.”

At the age of 15, Emily moved with her family to St. George, Utah, where she met the love of her life, Jason Perry Brooks. They married on March 27, 2013, at the Carousel at Riverfront Park in Spokane. Together, they have 4 beautiful children: Jaden Richard (JD), Jaden Alan, Alicia Lynn, and Jorden Drake. Emily's devotion to her husband and children was unparalleled, and she took immense pride in her role as a dedicated wife and mother.

She loved to argue (and she always won). She had a goal at an early age to be a lawyer. In 2014 she achieved that goal graduating from Gonzaga Law School (like her father). She loved practicing law. And she especially loved the Spokane Community, volunteering, and giving time to many organizations. Hoopfest was an important community event, and she volunteered annually from an early age as a scorekeeper, eventually moving up to Monitor and then Marshall.

Known for her generous spirit, Emily was always ready to lend a helping hand. Whether it was providing groceries to those in need or initiating the Spokane Valley Covid Relief Facebook group during the pandemic, she embodied the true essence of love, compassion, and charity. She wasn’t afraid to take on any project and had great problem‐solving skills.

Emily’s greatest joy was being a wife to Jason and mother to her 4 children. She loved the holidays and snow, being the first one in the neighborhood to decorate for Christmas, often before Halloween. She loved Gonzaga basketball, snowboarding, camping, shooting, white bears, extra sauce on her Café Rio salad, Harry Potter, and white roses.

Emily is survived by her husband, Jason, her children, JD, Jaden, Alicia and Jorden, her parents Brad and Lisa Plumb, her siblings: Jared (Heidi), Angela (Ryan Spear) Jonathan (Amanda), Bradley (Ruthanne), Alyssa (Clayton Perry), Tanner (Brianna) and Kaylee (Michael Taylor), Jason’s parents Shawna and LeGrand Lee and Kevin Brooks, Jason’s brothers: Justin (Jessica) and Joshua (Amanda), aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Nathan and Betty Plumb, Ruth Plumb, Antonio and Mary Hamel, and her Uncles John Fischer, Robert Plumb and Jon Plumb.

A celebration of Emily’s life will take place on February 8, 2024, at 1 pm at the Spokane East Stake Center, 13608 E. Belle Terre Ave., Spokane, WA 99206. Emily’s states in her will: “It is my wish that my funeral … be a reason for friends and family to get together and spend time with each other celebrating their lives and their bonds, and that relationships and bonds of the living are strengthened by this time together.”

May Emily's memory live on in the hearts of those she touched, and may her legacy inspire us to embrace life's joys with the same enthusiasm and compassion that defined her remarkable journey. To share memories of Emily and leave condolences for the family, please visit Emily's Tribute Wall.  


Celebration of Life
February 8, 2024

1:00 PM
LDS Church
13608 E. Belle Terre Ave.
Spokane, WA 99206


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