Douglas Wade Broyles, 67, of Longmont, died June 3, 2013, at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was born July 20, 1945, in Los Angeles, California, to Ralph and Bessie Broyles (Blackshire) who preceded him in death. Doug attended Arizona State University where he met the love of his life, Peggy Broyles (Naughton). They married on June 6, 1968, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Doug and Peggy moved to Longmont, Colorado, in 1981. Doug and his wife, Peggy, were on the ministry staff for Campus Crusade for Christ from 1968 to 1984. He continued his career doing what he did best, putting others first, giving generously, and helping people in any way he could. He was a beloved manager in the service industry who was able to make friends with all of his employees and customers. He made an impression on everyone he met and touched many lives along the way with his unique sense of humor and giving heart. Doug was a beloved husband, father, and "Poppy." His family was his pride and joy. He enjoyed watching his daughters and granddaughters participate in gymnastics, dance, and softball. He enjoyed visiting all of his nieces and nephews (Scott, Kevin, Brian, Stephanie, Paul, Kimberlie, and Chad) and was close with all of them. Doug was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Broyles. He is survived by his four daughters, Tammy Wergin (Chris) of Longmont; Tracy Broyles of Salem, Oregon; Mindy Leonhardt (Erik) of Frederick; and Amanda Galitz (Micheal) of Longmont; one sister, Carolyn Cole (Jerry) of Palmdale, California; and three grandchildren, McKenzie, Keegan, and Kamryn Wergin, with one grandchild due in July. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, at Flatirons Community Church, 355 W. South Boulder Rd. in Lafayette. Memorial contributions may be made to the Donor Alliance (www.donoralliance.org) or to http://www.servantpartners.org/ in order to help rebuild Chimalhuacan, Mexico, a city to which Doug was going to travel on a humanitarian mission.
Published in Longmont Times-Call on June 9, 2013