Renee Brook lived a full life. She loved deeply and experienced the delights of life completely. Renee was a quiet leader, always perceptive and always thoughtful and kind. She was strong and virtuous and patient. Renee shared all that she had and all that she was with the people in her world.
Renee was born in 1933 in Brooklyn, New York to Mille and Abe Lindenbaum. She was the eldest of four siblings. Renee married her beloved Sol Brook in 1953. Together they shared 64 years and created a loving family who cherish their memory. Renee and Sol raised their three children in Rockaway Beach, NY, splitting their time between New York and Florida. In 1987, Renee and Sol moved west to join their daughter Debra (aka Brooke) and son-in-law Harvey in the Rocky Mountains of Aspen, CO. Here, Renee had a sense of home where she embraced the outdoors, the arts, and a community filled with friends and family. Renee and Sol lived their final years together in Dallas, TX with their son Joel and daughter-in-law Cathy. Renee passed away in the spring of 2018 on May 6th and was put to rest next to Sol in Aspen, CO.
Renee is survived by her siblings (Roberta, Joy, Sandy), her children (Steven, Brooke, Joel), her grandchildren (Stacey, Rachel, Adam, Kate, Lexi, Sam, Eli, Sarah), and her great grandchildren (Bridger and Heidi).
Renee left behind the wisdom to live life slowly, to enjoy it. Renee taught us to laugh and to share pure joy with each other and with the world. She taught us to listen, to think, to dream, and to love. We will hear her voice singing the classic melodies, we will see her dancing, and we will feel her love surround us in sweet kisses and warm embrace. We will miss Renee dearly in all of the tender moments, and her memory will continue to guide all that she touched forward.
The family asks in lieu of flowers or gifts to please make donations in Renee’s memory to the arts:
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: http://aspen santafeballet.com
Aspen Music Tent: http://www.aspen musicfestival.com/
Your support will help the organizations that Renee believed in to continue to thrive.
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