Merle Brooks, a pioneer in the local ski industry, passed peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, November 27, 2016. Despite physical limitations, Merle was gifted with a positive outlook and worked his way to the top of the ladder at Stevens Pass ski area.
Since his retirement in 1995, no challenge was left unresolved. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 53 years, Armiene; his daughters: Leere and Lisa; and grandchildren: Ryan, Kendra, Jordan, and Jaymie.
A Memorial will be held at Stevens Pass June 17th from 1-4pm. Remembrances in Merles name may be made to: Youth Experiential Training Institute, whose mission is developing grit in all youth through outdoor adventure (www.goyeti.org) at 226 SW 171st St., Normandy Park, WA, 98166