1924 ~ 2013
On March 16, 2013, Jayne Broadbent Malan, an elect lady, quietly slipped through the veil to a joyous reunion with her loving family.
Born in Heber, Utah on April 18, 1924 to Sylvester and Josephine Broadbent, "Baby Jayne" was the youngest of nine siblings. Jayne was raised in Salt Lake City where she attended the Stewart Training School at the University of Utah and East High School. She spent her summers on their ranch outside of Evanston, Wyoming. Jayne married Terry Malan on August 28, 1947 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. Together for 66 years, they raised two children, Michael and Mary Jayne.
In her almost 89 years, Jayne lived her life to the fullest. She was a graduate of the University of Utah with a drama degree that led to opportunities to be a freelance writer, author, playwright and producer. She spent two years working as the PGA field secretary and press representative beside her husband Terry who was the PGA tournament supervisor. She was a member of the Salt Lake and Wilmington, North Carolina chapters of the Junior League and a national delegate to its convention. She enjoyed riding horses, spending time at Bear Lake, sailing her Hobie Cat, beautiful sunsets, family reunions, gathering shells by the ocean, snowmobiling, golf (including her hole-in-one) and spending time with family and friends.
Growing up, Jayne was taught that the most important things in life are church and family. She certainly honored those priorities having served in a wide variety of church capacities, she was a member of two the MIA General Boards, a national officer of Lambda Delta Sigma, where she was recognized as an Honorary Elect Lady, a member of the General Board of the Relief Society and a counselor in the Young Women's General Presidency when she gave her well received conference talk about the Summer of the Lambs. She also wrote and produced several broadcasts of Music and the Spoken Word. After her service on the Young Women's General Board, she and Terry served a mission together on Temple Square. Jayne was most comfortable working outside of the limelight spending quiet moments with individuals that were in need of comfort and attention. Countless people have commented about how she made them feel special and important as individuals.
Jayne's most important priority was her family. Despite her busy schedule, she treasured the quality time that she spent with her immediate and extended family. She would greet her grandchildren on her knees for hugs and kisses, take them on nature walks and "lion hunts" (she always forgot that she was afraid of lions!), go sledding, read stories, bake cookies and play games. Her grandchildren affectionately called her Grandma Marbles. Her nieces and nephews called her cousin, because she was one of them. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her husband Terry, Michael (Tami), Mary Jayne, 9 grandchildren and 6 1/2 great grandchildren.
We express our love and appreciation to her caregivers, especially to Terry, for the tender and selfless care they gave to Jayne in her waning years.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 22 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fortuna Ward Chapel located at 4407 South Fortuna Way in Holladay. A viewing will be held at the same location on Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 and on the day of the funeral from 9:30 until 10:30.