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Barberey Starr Brooke Atwood

of Little Rock, AR, 1937 - 2014

BARBEREY STARR BROOKE ATWOOD, 77, of Little Rock died Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. She was born Nov. 7, 1937 in Washington, D.C. to the late Major Charles Mitchell Brooke (USMC Ret.) and Mildred Offterdinger Brooke. Mrs. Atwood served her country as a nurse and later as a nurse anesthetist in the United States Air Force and in the mid 1970s earned her bachelor's degree in Nursing from Chapman University. She was a volunteer for Hospice and worked as a nurse anesthetist for the VA Hospital from 1996 until her retirement on July 31, 2014. She was a military wife for 30 years supporting her husband, Colonel Daryl Gene Atwood (USAF Ret.) who died in October of 1996 after 37 years of marriage. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Atwood was preceded in death by a son, David Glenn Atwood in 1967; her step-mother, Thesa Brooke; her sister, Adair Louise Brooke and brother, Roger Taney Brooke.
Mrs. Atwood is survived by her daughter, Thesa Starr Atwood Roepke and husband, Gus of Santa Maria, Calif.; her son, Daryl Lawrence Atwood of Crossett and her grandchildren, Cole David Carpenter, Charles Mitchell Carpenter, Cameron Gene Carpenter, Gunnar James Roepke and Ashley Starr Roepke, all of Santa Maria, Calif.
Memorials may be made in Mrs. Atwood's name to the American Cancer Society at‎ or Baptist Hospice at 11900 Colonel Glenn Road; Suite 2000; Little Rock, AR 72210. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home and Crematory (501)982-2136. Please sign the online guestbook at

Published November 30, 2014

Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home
1504 Loop Road, Jacksonville, AR
Phone: 501-982-2136