It is with a heavy heart, that we announce the passing of our proud KBG member Jo Brooks. Many of us have had the pleasure to get to know her over the years and even attended her favorite Sushi Social event, which she hosted at her home annually. She remained active on the board as recently as our July meeting and will be greatly missed. In remembrance and in honor of her, we complied some personal stories and pictures to share as a tribute to her. Please feel free to respond to this share this posting with anyone you would like. Thank you.
– KBG Board
Jo Brooks, President 1980-81 – Jo was born in Evanston, Illinois and grew up in Kansas City. She moved to Hawaii in 1953 with her parents, when her father a Naval Officer, was transferred to the islands. She married in 1959 and has two children: Steve and Shari. Jo worked for Bank of Hawaii before getting her real estate license at which time she joined Mike McCormack Realtors. Later she opened her own company, then returned to Coldwell Banker McCormack which is now Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. Jo continues to be an active member as a Director chairing various committees, including membership. (Excerpt from the KBG History book – 1999).
Words shared by members:
“She was a great community leader.”
“Always will remember her smiling face and a person with a warm and caring heart!”
“Such a beautiful lady, inside and out. A real professional. Even though Jo was a realtor for decades, she was always gracious and kind to newcomers to the business, never condescending.”
“Jo was a wonderful, giving person who was committed to serving the community throughout her lifetime. Jo once shared that the shower trees in Kaneohe along Kamehameha Highway were planted by Kaneohe Business Group many years ago. Every time I see those beautiful shower trees I will remember Jo and her legacy.