David Scott Broyles
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On May 11, 2013, David Scott Broyles, 51, originally from Poseyville, Ind., ran his final marathon in this life on Earth. After graduating from North Posey High School in 1980, Dave served 7 1/2 years in the Marine Corps where his last years were spent as a Drill Instructor, molding young men into Marines. After the service, Dave graduated USI with a degree in education and then moved to San Diego where he started his own construction company, specializing in residential remodeling.
Please remember Dave for his uncanny sense of humor and sarcastic wit, his passion for adventure, his incredible strength and drive, his unique bonding with animals, his warm and infectious nature, his true companionship and loyal friendship, his meticulous work ethic and his overall love of life. We also cannot forget his thirst for Belgian beer. For the past 25 years, he and his best friend and eventual wife, Angela Elpers, loved, laughed and lived an amazing life together. They developed deep friendships in their communities and spent much of their time between their homes in San Diego and Mexico. Dave lived more during his time here on Earth than most people would live in many lifetimes. He rescued and formed strong bonds with his dogs, Tomas and Tito, who were his daily running companions. Dave completed the Boston and other marathons, and also enjoyed hiking, biking, fishing, scuba diving and traveling to numerous countries abroad.
David was preceded in death by his father, George. He leaves his wife, Angela; mother, Sandra Broyles; in-laws, Bud and Sandra Elpers; brothers and sisters-in-law, Brian and Carol Broyles, Kerry Broyles, Laurie and Arvin Elpers-Budomo; as well as his nieces and nephews, Jared, Callie, Kellan, Macey, Evan, Caden, Davey, Noah, and Ben.
Memorial contributions in honor of Dave should be made to: San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation, 852 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92101.
Semper fi Dave!
Published in Courier Press on May 18, 2013