Deborah Ann Brooks passed peacefully on Aug. 16, 2018, in Tulsa at the age of 68.

Deborah Ann Brooks passed peacefully on Aug. 16, 2018, in Tulsa at the age of 68.

She was born to Lydle and Alene Tipton on Oct. 2, 1949, in Shawnee.

A strong advocate for public education, she began her career teaching senior high English in Wewoka.

Many will remember her as Debbie Lucas.

In 1984 she began working for the Oklahoma Education Association as a UniServ director and later as a teaching and learning specialist.

Deborah is survived by her devoted husband of 26 years, Ron Brooks; her sisters, Sharon Hulin of Tulsa; Myra Gordon and husband Jack of Brentwood, California; one niece and three nephews; and multiple great nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday, Aug. 26, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 1442 South Quaker Avenue, Tulsa.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Oklahoma Alzheimer’s Chapter.