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11/27/06-Tyler

Matriarch Of Brookshire Family Laid to Rest

Memorial services were held Monday in Tyler for the matriarch of the Brookshire family.

Louise Brookshire passed away last Wednesday at the age of 97.  Mrs. Brookshire was the widow of Wood T. Brookshire.  The couple founded the Brookshire Grocery Company with a store on Tyler's downtown square in 1928.

Wood and Louise Brookshire were also avid hunters, and their passion for the outdoors led to the creation of the Brookshire World of Wildlife Museum in Tyler.

Tens of thousands of people every year visit the museum.

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