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Obituary for J Elaine Broadbent

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J Elaine Broadbent

September 21, 1927 - February 25, 2012

J. Elaine BroadbentOur beloved sister and aunt passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 25, 2012.She was born September 21, 1927 in Ogden, Utah, the fourth child of Enoch Arden and Mary Charlesworth Broadbent. Elaine attended Ogden City schools graduating from Ogden High in 1945. She went on to graduate with honors from Weber State College in 1949, the University of California Berkeley in 1951, and received her Master’s Degree in Library Science in 1955 from the University of Washington, in Seattle. From there, she went to the University of Chicago, where she graduated in 1959 with a certificate of Advanced study. In September of 1987after 37 years, she retired from the Marriott Library at the University of Utah as a Master of Librarian. She loved her family very much and even though she never had any children of her own she claimed all of her nieces and nephews as her children. She was an avid traveler, card player, and she loved to read, especially mysteries. One mystery she could never get enough of was her family history. She spent many hours at the Genealogy Library in Salt Lake City tracking down one clue after another about her family tree. Elaine had a true pioneer spirit; she had big dreams and worked very hard to make them come true. Elaine is survived by one brother, Arden Junior Broadbent and his wife Lora, Liberty; her brother-in-law Lewis Livingston, Provo; sister-in-law, Joanne Tucker Broadbent, California; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Dean Broadbent, sisters, Irene Livingston and Beverly Ernst and Beverly’s husband John. We as a family would like to thank the staff at Aspen Care for all the love and care they gave Elaine the last few months of her life, and also the love and support they have given to us as her family. Elaine will be honored by her family and friends at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. There will be a visitation for family and friends on Saturday from 10:00 ~ 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will follow at Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd. Ogden. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012

Washington Heights Memorial Park


4500 Washington Blvd , , Ogden, UT,

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Born: September 21, 1927
Died: February 25, 2012

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Carol Livingston Pyle posted on 3/2/12

Aunt Elaine, I will miss you dearly. I have such fond memories of you and your home in Salt Lake City. When my brother, David was sick I used to spend hours at your house. I loved playing cards and watching TV at your house and I LOVED looking at all your fancy dishes. You always came to visit me when I had new babies. Give my mom, Irene a big hug for me. Love, Carol and Children


Joanne T. Broadbent posted on 3/1/12

You were like a sister to me that I never had. What fun we had shopping, playing board/card games; talking about decorating and especially our love for coffee.You were a trooper no matter what the circumstances . Your home was always open and welcome to everyone, young or old. Thanks for being with me when my Mom died, thanks for being with us when Dean (Bud) died, thanks for the memories. Love aleays, Joanne


Rae Ann James posted on 3/1/12

Sweet, sweet Aunt Elaine, I will miss you with all of my heart. I am truley thankful to have had such an amazing woman in my life. Thank you for setting such a good example for not only myself but for all women. You will always be in my heart. Thank you for all the great memories I will cherish always.With love, Rae Ann


Jack Broadbent posted on 3/1/12

Dear Old Annt Elain.I am glad to have had you in my life and that we had a very close and special relationship. You will always have a deep and unique place in my hart.Say hi to the family and give dad a big hug.Love Jack