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Velma Mary (Simpson) Broadbent

October 24, 1920 ~ May 22, 2023 (age 102) 102 Years Old

Velma Broadbent Obituary

Velma Mary Simpson Broadbent passed away peacefully on May 20, 2023 at the age of 102, while staying at her daughter Irene’s home in Fairview, Utah; with her daughter’s Irene and Donna Kae at her bedside.

Velma was born October 24, 1920 in Cove, Oregon to Eunice and James Simpson. She was married to Donald Kesel Broadbent on June 5, 1940 in the Salt Lake Temple. Donald passed away on April 20, 1978. Velma lived in Star Valley most of her life and had seen many changes. She had been an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all her life. She held many positions in the church and especially enjoyed working with the youth.

Velma served two missions in the Ventura California Mission, ten years apart. She worked at the Star Valley Swiss Cheese company for 36 years. She made many life-time, dear friends while working there.

Velma is survived by her children Irene Adams of Fairview, Utah; Clyde Broadbent of Salt Lake City, Utah; Vaughn (Susan) Broadbent of Salt Lake City, Utah; and Donna Kae Henrie of Mountain View, Wyoming. Velma has 9 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren with two more on the way, 3 great-great grandchildren and one more on the way in December.  Velma was preceded in death by her husband Donald, parents James & Eunice Simpson, five brothers, two sisters, and two sons-in-law.

Funeral services will be held on June 3, 2023 at the Thayne Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1:00pm with a viewing prior to the service at 11:00am – 12:45pm. Her interment will be in the Thayne Cemetery.

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Services

Viewing
Saturday
June 3, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:45 PM
Thayne LDS Chapel
276 W. Dana St.
Thayne, WY 83127

Funeral Service
Saturday
June 3, 2023

1:00 PM
Thayne LDS Chapel
276 W. Dana St.
Thayne, WY 83127

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
June 3, 2023

Thayne Cemetery
Thayne-Bedford county road 122, or Dana Street
Thayne, WY 83127

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