John Brewster Obituary, John Brewster Has Sadly Passed Away

John Brewster Death, Obituary – John Brewster Obituary After a long illness, 78-year-old died on August 12, 2022. Weldon and Margaret Brewster had John in Arlington, Texas on January 3, 1944. John played clarinet in Arlington High School’s band. John began college at the University of Texas at Arlington, where his father taught, and then transferred to UT Austin, where he got a history degree in 1966.

He married his high school sweetheart, Pamela Crittenden, in Austin and had their first child, John Weldon Brewster, Jr. After graduating from Texas, John and Pam moved to Baton Rouge, where John received a Masters of Library Science from Louisiana State University. John worked for the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., with his young family after graduating.

After Anne was born in Arlington, Virginia, they moved to Denton. John was a lecturer and Special Collections Librarian at North Texas State University (now UNT). John and Pam raised their children, including Betsi, in Denton. John became the Head Research Librarian for a major bank in Dallas, thus the family moved to Dallas for several years before moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico.

John informed Pam that he hoped she enjoyed Santa Fe, where they honeymooned, since he wanted to move there. They liked Santa Fe and their ambition. John assisted the State of New Mexico Library System computerize the catalog and revamp the books on tape system for special needs clients. John served numerous New Mexico Native Americans by using native languages and recording critical information.

He supplied remote solar batteries. John participated in Santa Fe’s Lion’s Club. He helped with the mobile eye test truck, flagged veterans’ graves, and other blind projects. “Melvin Jones Fellow” for his dedication. John and Pam were St. Francis Cathedral devotees and annual Balloon Fiesta attendees. John enjoyed sunsets in Santa Fe National Forest.

John and Pam departed Santa Fe to upgrade the Braille Institute’s books on tape system in Los Angeles, where they had three grandchildren. Poppa John loved Hunter, Parker, and Delaney. John picked up his grandchildren from school and took them to their favorite snack shop on separate days.

He enjoyed Dodger games, California travel, San Diego sailing, and long weekends with Pam and a grandchild. He attended birthdays, graduations, and Parker and Alexis’ first wedding in March. John and Pam returned to Texas in 2015 to a magnificent Hill Country property.

He acquired a pickup truck and enjoyed trips to Austin BBQ spots, the LBJ Ranch’s wildflowers, and Luckenbach’s locals. John and Pam spent their retirement traveling to Paris, England, Ireland, Alaska, Hawaii, and other places. John loved others. He was smart, kind, thoughtful, and hilariously quiet. Pam was his everything.

Everyone will miss him. John is survived by his wife of 58 years, Pamela Dianne Crittenden Brewster, and his children John Weldon Brewster, Jr. and Renee, Anne Brewster Stodghill and Steve, and Elizabeth “Betsi” Leigh Brewster Flores and David.

His grandchildren Hunter Brewster, Parker Smith-Flores and wife Alexis, Delaney Flores, and Dash Stodghill survive him. John Brewster, my 40-year friend, died. Best roadie. His family and friends have my condolences. He’s gone. RIP JB

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