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JUBILEES : IT ALL BEGAN IN ROYAL NAVY.

Byline: - Mary Vose

James and Sheila Brookes of Santa Clarita celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on April 3 with a family gathering for 60 at Marie Callender's restaurant in Santa Clarita. The event hosted by the couple's children - daughter Heather Barnes of Santa Clarita; daughter Beverley and son-in-law Ron Phillips of Santa Clarita; daughter Jennifer and son-in-law Greg Martin of Denver, Colo.; son Richard and daughter-in-law Diane Brookes of Truckee, Calif.; son Andrew and daughter-in-law Silvia Brookes of Ridgecrest, Calif.; and son Christopher Brookes of Santa Clarita.

Both James and Sheila were born and educated in England. They met while in the Royal Navy, where James served for four years and Sheila for three.

They were married in Wiltshire, England, on March 12, 1949, and immigrated to New Brunswick, Canada - joining Sheila's sister, who had married a Canadian - in June 1949. Their six children were born in New Brunswick.

In 1964, the Brookes moved to Burbank and in 1986 to Santa Clarita.

James worked as a sheet metal mechanic for 45 years. While living in Southern California, he worked in real estate. Now retired, he enjoys fixing things around the house and working in the garden.

Sheila works four days a week as a respite care supervisor at the Newhall Senior Center.

The Brookes have 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Title Annotation:L.A. LIFE
Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Date:Apr 13, 1999
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