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Sarah Rachel Brooks Cooke Thorn

May 20, 1947 — October 2, 2022


Sarah Rachel Brooks Cooke Thorn


Sarah Rachel Brooks Cooke Thorn, (“Brooks”) died in her sleep October 2, 2022 in Charlottesville, VA due to complications from Alzheimer’s  Disease.

She was born May 20, 1947, the daughter of Horace Brooks Cooke Jr. and Rosella Wendt Cooke. Her grandparents, who raised her, were Horace Brooks Cooke and Elizabeth Cooke of Alexandria VA.

Brooks was a graduate of Sewickley Academy in Sewickley, PA, St. Agnes School in Alexandria, VA, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Trained as a graphic artist, she worked for Richmond Magazine, various advertising agencies in Raleigh, NC, and WRAL-TV in Raleigh. She was co-owner and retail manager of Thorn & Company in Charlottesville, VA.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur K. Thorn of Silver City, NM; her stepdaughter, Allison Sedwick of Washington DC; brothers, Roland Brooks Cooke of Sao Paulo, Brazil and Skip Noyes of Rancho Cordova, CA; her sister, Robin Threlkeld of Rancho Cordova, CA; her cousin, Kathy Miller of Washington DC, and her cousin, Beth Miller of Bethesda MD.

The body will be cremated, and services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovingston, Virginia (434-263-4097).

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