Ella Mae Broyles
Ella Mae Swanson Broyles lost her decade-long battle with Alzheimer's on July 13, 2021, at the age of 83.
She was born to E.W. and Helen Swanson on August 22, 1937, in Crescent, OK. Ella Mae married her high school sweetheart, Bobby Lee Broyles, on March 31, 1961. Ella Mae graduated from Oklahoma State University and was a teacher for many years. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Ella Mae was known for her baking skills and was happiest when surrounded by her family and friends and had a gift for making everyone she met feel special.
Ella Mae was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Edward Swanson of Kentwood, Michigan. She is survived by her husband; daughter, Sandra and spouse, David Berg of Atlanta, Georgia; granddaughter, Dakota and spouse, Jordan Simmons and three great-grandchildren, Harper, Xander, and Hendrix, all of Tulsa, Oklahoma; grandson, Skylar Little and fiancée, Kara Doctor of Tulsa, Oklahoma; brother, Richard Swanson and wife, Marilyn of Cushing, Oklahoma; sister-in-law, Sandy Swanson of Kentwood, Michigan; and many cherished nieces and nephews.
While Ella Mae will be dearly missed by all who knew her, we are comforted knowing that she is at peace and remembers all of us again. Donations may be made in her honor to the Alzheimer's Association
Published by Tulsa World on Jul. 18, 2021.