Lucien Douglas Brooks, 25, a former resident of Bethesda who became a Life Scout in the Boy Scouts of America despite approaching blindness, died Saturday in a nursing home in the City of Industry, Calif. He had suffered a prolonged neurological disorder.
Mr. Brooks was born in St. Louis. The family lived in Bethesda from 1960 to 1970. Mr. Brooks attended Burning Tree Elementary School and Thomas W. Pyle Junior High.
He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 225 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. He earned 16 merit badges and rose to be a Life Scout despite his hanicap. He also was a charter camper at the Goshen Scout Reservation at Goshen, Va.
Mr. Brooks later moved with his parents to Santa Ana, Calif., and lived there until moving to the nursing facility. He had been a member of Tustin Presbyterian Church in Tustin, Calif.
He also was a charter member of the California branch of the National Society, Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, and a member of the Society of Descendants of Colonial Clergy.
Survivors include his father, Dr. Clifton R. Brooks, and his mother, the former Agnes Joan McVeigh, of the home in Santa Ana, and five brothers, Marine Capt. Clifton R. Jr., of Capistrano Beach, Calif., Danile R., of Oxford, Miss., Duncan McV., of the City of Industry, Gordon B., of Davis, Calif., and Philip H., of Hartford, Conn.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Clinical Ecology Association of Southern California, 24001 Muirlands Blvd., No. 465, El Toro, Calif. 92630.