In Memory of Brooke Elizabeth Ziegler
December 4, 1953 - April 14, 2014
Brooke Elizabeth Ziegler, age 60, of 6815 Barkworth Drive, Dallas, TX, adored wife of Bob, and beloved mother of Rob, Claire and Gayle, passed away after bravely battling leukemia on April 14, 2014.
Brooke was born in Lansing, Michigan on December 4, 1953 to Robert Phillips and Dorothy Richardson Phillips. Brooke grew up in Fort Wayne and Muncie Indiana and graduated from Muncie Northside High School in 1972. In 1978 she graduated from Ball State University. During this time Brooke developed a love of travel and this passion led to her life-long career at Delta Airlines where she was hired in June, 1979 as a Flight Attendant. In 1983 Brooke went on a Delta Learn To Ski week in Copper Mountain, Colorado with friends and met the love of her life and future husband, Bob Ziegler, a Delta Pilot. Bob lived in New Orleans, LA while Brooke was based in Chicago and in August 25, 1984 they were married and settled in Dallas, TX. Together they raised three children, Robert (Rob) William, Claire Jacqueline, and Gayle Theresa, the lights of their lives.
As a devoted parent, Brooke dedicated herself to her children. She was a member of the Prestonwood Elementary, Parkhill JH and Pearce HS PTA. She attended and actively participated in all of her children's sports and school activities. While raising her children, Brooke introduced them to world cultures through international travel. Frequently her family accompanied her on "Delta Dream Vacations" throughout Europe and abroad.
Brooke's love of life and passion for adventure was infectious. Everyone she came in contact with enjoyed and appreciated her honest and frank nature. Brooke's numerous community involvements included Troop Care (sending care packages to our troops overseas), Pearce Women's Community League and the Richardson Junior League. After 9/11 Brooke collected and donated funds to the NYFD which she personally hand delivered in NYC. Brooke was diagnosed with AML leukemia 5/17/13. The following September, to pay it forward, she and her family organized a "Be The Match" drive at All Saints Catholic Church in Dallas. Her efforts and notoriety resulted in a substantial increase of awareness in the Bone Marrow Transplant Program. Brooke derived joy, peace and satisfaction from being with friends, especially her Bunko group, her extended family, book club, bible study group, exercising, biking, walking, and playing golf.
In addition to her husband and children, Brooke is survived by her siblings: Tracy Hayse, her husband Richard, Mark Phillips, his wife Sue, Coby Odom, Jake Phillips, and his wife Val. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews: Seth and Heather Hayse, Aaron and Logan Hayse. Jake, Sam, Emily and Rachel Phillips, Caitlin and Luke Odom, Kelsey and Kenzie Phillips. Her in-laws included: Linda and Ed Gomez and family, Jill and Peter Corr and family, Jack and Carol Ziegler and family. Others include countless friends and extended family.
She was predeceased by her infant son Luke Thomas (March 9, 1988) and parents Robert (1986) and Dorothy Phillips (1989).
A Rosary will be recited on Monday, April 21 at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, 7990 George Bush Turnpike, Dallas, TX at 6:00 PM immediately followed by a Celebration of Life. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 22 at All Saints Catholic Church, 5231 Meadowcreek Drive, Dallas TX 75248, at 11:00 AM. A Reception will immediately follow in the Parish Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to www.bethematch.org in Brooke's memory.
To send the Ziegler family an online condolence or to view Brooke Ziegler's online video tribute, please visit www.teddickeywestfuneral.com
~ IN MEMORY ~
ATL F/A Brooke Phillips Ziegler
December 4, 1953 ~ April 14, 2014
With saddened hearts, we regret to inform you of the passing of ATL-based flight attendant Brooke Ziegler passed away on Monday, April 14, after a long illness. Brooke, age 60, lived in Dallas, TX and was a devoted flight attendant for Delta for the past 35 years.
Brooke was born December 4, 1953, in Lansing, MI and is survived by her husband Robert Ziegler, Jr., three children: son Robert Ziegler, daughters Claire and Gayle Ziegler.
Services for Brooke are as follows:
Visitation: April 21st ~ 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Ted Dickey Funeral Home, 7990 George Bush Turnpike, Dallas, TX 75252
Memorial Service: April 22nd ~ 11:00am at All Saints Catholic Church, 5231 Meadowcreek Dr., Dallas, TX 75248
Expressions of condolence may be sent to Brooke’s family at Bob Ziegler and Family, 6815 Barkworth Dr., Dallas, TX 75248
Please keep Brooke's family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
From: Terry Boland <Flyer48@bellsouth.net Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 10:15pmBrooke Phillips Ziegler (seniority date 3/4/80) lost her battle with Leukemia early this morning surrounded by family and friends. Please keep her family and loved ones in prayer.Cards can be mailed to Bob Ziegler and family, 6815 Barkworth Dr., Dallas, TX 75248-1403No memorial details as of yet.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Subject: Brooke's legacy
Dear Friends,As I have thought about our friend Brooke over the past few days, it is her children that come to the forefront of my mind. It is painful to think that they may not know the Brooke that we had fun with when they were growing up and the younger Brooke from high school and college.I have decided to put together a book comprised of individual submissions from anyone who will participate in hopes of giving her children a glimpse of their mother from the eyes of her peers and young friends. Our memories can give them laughter and a history of the mother who left too soon. They can share this with each other and their future families as they grow older in hopes of introducing the next generation to the Grandmother that they will never have an opportunity to meet in person.It is my hope that this effort can take on momentum by asking each of you to post and spread the word in any media outlet you have to alert anyone who may want to share a story or photo for this book. I have created an email to submit photos and stories. It is my vision to chronicle her life and give her children more than simple well wishes. If possible please send your memory in a word document. I am going to put a deadline of December 1st with a goal of having a Christmas gift that will make the holidays brighter for Brooke's family. I will include my address in the event her parent's friends, much like my own mother, would prefer the mail.Please give this your consideration and thought and SPREAD THIS AROUND. We can make this a lasting legacy.Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.orgJulie Nudo972-740-93193764 Park PlaceAddison, Texas 75001