Memorial for Dr. Dean Brooks Thursday in Everett

EVERETT — A celebration of life to honor Dr. Dean Brooks, who appeared in the film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Everett Golf &Country Club.

Brooks, 96, died May 30 in Salem, Ore. He previously lived more than 20 years in Everett. Brooks’ daughter, India Civey, lives here.

A psychiatrist, Brooks was a longtime superintendent of the Oregon State Hospital, where the 1975 movie based on the Ken Kesey novel was filmed. He retired in 1981, but remained involved in mental health issues. He served on the Western State Hospital advisory board and on the board of Compass Health in Everett.

In the film, Brooks appeared as the character “Dr. Spivey” with Jack Nicholson, who starred as patient R.P. McMurphy.

Civey said friends who knew Brooks in Everett are welcome at Thursday’s memorial. The Everett Golf &Country Club is at 1500 52nd St. SE.

More in Local News

Expect more snow, ice Friday morning

The slick conditions made for some snarled commutes Thursday, and could do the same later.

House Democrats: Use capital gains tax to keep property tax rate lower

But they are setting up a potential showdown with the Supreme Court over school funding.

Water to be shut off for some homes, districts next week

The pipe closing will affect mainly the Snohomish and Monroe areas.

Northshore School District bond for new elementary now passing

As of Tuesday, the $275 million proposal was comfortably above the 60 percent supermajority.

Everett pastor’s life was inspired by Rev. Billy Graham

The first crusade Brian Harpell ever attended was when the Christian evangelist came to his hometown.

Front Porch

HEADS UP Roesiger history book goes digital “On the Trail of Richard… Continue reading

“Compromised by deterioration,” Everett apartments condemned

The city says the conditions at Broadway Station Apartments were unsafe for tenants.

Clear, cold weather could give way midweek to chance of snow

A chance of lowland snow looms for Snohomish County by… Continue reading

Bicyclist suffers critical injuries in crash

A trooper says the man was not wearing a helmet.

Most Read