Catherine Susan Brooks Bicksler, 83, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed away on November 5, 2020 at home with her family. Cathy was born on July 27, 1937 to Col. Lawrence Edward Brooks and Beulah Pritchard Brooks in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Cathy attended Stetson University and was a member of Phi Mu Fraternity. She was a member of St. Simon’s Episcopal Church, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), and the Fort Walton Beach Panhellenic Society. Cathy loved to play bridge, garden, travel, and foster chihuahuas.
She is survived by her daughter, Catherine La Valle (Peter); granddaughter, Amelia Pate; brother, Thomas Brooks (Carol); “adopted son”, Chanh Van Nguyen and family; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Cathy was predeceased by her parents and her husband of 41 years, Donn H. Bicksler.
The family plans to hold a memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to your favorite animal rescue.
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