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Rebecca Ann Brooks
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Red Bucket Equine Rescue
    2885 English Road
    Chino Hills, CA 91709

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“Dear Becky, i want to sincerely thank you for so many years of camaraderie and sincere friendship. gosh knows you could certainly see me across the...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: kathy waldron - aliso viejo, CA

“Becky was a very kind person, she would brighten my day anytime she would show up to the library to speak to me. She was there talking to me the last...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Yolanda Herrera - Fountain Valley, CA

“What a beautiful picture of Becky. I worked with Becky at OCSD for many years. Such a kind and generous person. I ran across this little story the...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Sonja Wassgren Morgan - CA

“Becky and I both love vintage toy dinosaurs. We spent hours together just last January talking about our collections. She was bright and lots of...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Gregory Urbach - Reseda, CA

“Becky is such an inspirational person. She was my "cheerleader" nudging me to take Project Management at UCI. Grateful that I did since it gave me...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Jean Bettenhausen - Irvine, CA

“Becky was my friend and co-worker. We shared the love and loss of cats together over the last 20yrs doing rescue and TNR together. She was one of the...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Victoria Raymond - CA - Friend

“I was so saddened to hear of Becky's passing. Her ever present wonderful smile will be missed. We were both collectors of horse figurines, spending...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Heather Wells - Yucaipa, CA

“I would often run into Becky at collectible events featuring horses. She was always smiling and we would visit as we walked together. I know the...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Gale Good - Anaheim, CA - Friend

“Becky was one of my closest friends. She was a very caring person, and always had a bright outlook on life and its many turmoils. She loved animals,...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Lani Keller - Canyon Country, CA


Rebecca Ann "Becky" Brooks, 64, born on February 18, 1952, in Fullerton, California, passed away February 15, 2017. She resided in Lakewood, California at the time of her passing. She is the daughter of Dorothy Brooks and the late Chester Brooks. Becky earned a Bachelor's Degree with highest honors in biology and anthropology from the University of California, Riverside (1974); a Bachelor's Degree in mechanical engineering with high honors from California State University, Fullerton (1985); a Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering (2003) and a Master's Degree in mechanical engineering (1992) from California State University, Long Beach; and a Master's Degree in environmental engineering from the University of Southern California (1995). She worked as an environmental engineer for the Orange County Sanitation District. Becky cared deeply about animals, especially cats and horses. She is survived by her daughter Rachael Hazelwood (Scott); her mother Dorothy Brooks; her brother Lawrence Brooks (Cathy); and her grandsons James and David Hazelwood. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn, Cypress, California. Her funeral will be held at 10 am on March 17 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Riverside, CA . After the funeral, there will be a committal ceremony at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery (4414 14th St., Riverside) followed by a reception at The Old Spaghetti Factory (3191 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Red Bucket Equine Rescue and Best Friends Animal Society.