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LaDonna Broadhead


1940 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
LaDonna Broadhead Obituary
1940 ~ 2016
LaDonna Mae Noyes Broadhead, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away June 14, 2016 from the effects of Alzheimer's disease, surrounded by her family.
Born March 13, 1940 in Salina, Utah she grew up in Ephraim and graduated as valedictorian of Manti High School and with honors from both Snow College and Utah State University. After graduating from USU, she married her sweetheart, Niles Broadhead in the Manti LDS temple August 11, 1962. After his graduation from USU in 1964, they moved to Tooele and have remained there ever since, raising five children.
She loved being a mother and grandmother and was always busy serving her family and others. She seized every opportunity to spend time with her grandchildren. Besides enjoying time with her family, she also enjoyed doing genealogy and temple work.
She loved music and shared her love of singing and piano through teaching and performing throughout her life. She sang in numerous singing groups throughout her life. She served in numerous church callings and could always be counted on to be prepared and to do her best. She loved teaching children and taught elementary school for 24 years, retiring in 2005.
She is survived by her husband, Niles; brother, Stephen (Jean); sisters-in-law, Kathy and Janice (Craig); brother-in-law, Merrill (Chris); children: Bret (Kelly), Chad (Tamara), Lisa (Daren), Kristen (Wade), Macie; twenty grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Reed and Alice Denison Noyes, sister LaVonna and brother Reed.
Special thanks to those who cared for her in her final months: Ellen, Joey, Patty B, Patty G and the Magnolia House staff.
Someone once said that the only thing we take with us when we leave this world is what we leave behind. She leaves us a priceless legacy of love and service.
A viewing will held Sunday, June 19 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. in the LDS chapel at 192 West 200 South in Tooele. A viewing will be held Monday morning, June 20 from 9:30a.m. to 10:30a.m. followed by the funeral at 11:00a.m. at the same chapel. Interment will be held at the Vine Bluff Cemetery in Nephi at 3:00p.m. www.andersonfh1866.com
Published in Deseret News on June 18, 2016
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