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Viola Broome

January 14, 1928 — April 30, 2020

Viola Broome

Viola M. Southam Broome 

January 14, 1928 - April 30, 2020

Born in Vernal Utah (Uinta County) 

Father: George H. Southam Jr.

Mother: Florence M. Willis Southam

It is with profound sadness that on April 30th, the world lost Viola M. Broome, who passed away peacefully surrounded by family, at her daughter's home, in Colorado.  She is preceded in death by her husband Richard E. Broome (2014), and her son Jerry L. Eaton (2008). She is survived by her brother/wife Junius and Barbara Southam, three daughters, Linda, Sharon, and Becky, numerous grandchildren, to include great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.  

Viola, Mom, Grandma, born Jan 14, 1928 left a mark on this world, alongside her long marriage to Rich.  Viola and Rich represented a generation that valued strong ethics, hard work, prudence, strong moral fortitude, and delivered those values with kindness and love for all people.  All who truly knew her love and kindness were fortunate to have known and understood her.  

Viola was sharp as a tack, quick to action, decisive, resolute, and always so very active - ready for a random road trip, a hike along the creek, or just a simple drive to the antique store and an ice-cream cone for fun with any number of her close family and friends.  Viola loved attending church, and going to the Temple was such a joy, her faith was constant and unwavering. She loved rock hunting, gardening, working in her yard, enjoying family gatherings for weekend picnics and barbeques, and reminiscing of her home and experiences in Rangely and in Arizona.  Also, an avid driver, Mom cherished her privilege to drive, and continued to do so well into her 90's!  

Mom, Grandma, you now know how much we will miss taking those drives with you, recording all our trips, and cherished conversations over the years.  These are gifts that will stay with us always.  But more than that, we will miss being able to pick up the phone and call or stop by just to sit in the back yard and pick apples and apricots. 

As we depart each other now, you will always be remembered for the extraordinary woman you are.  Your legacy is the gift of all our unique and loving memories of you.  It is now our responsibility to carry forward and honor that legacy.  We take with us all of the lessons you taught us, continuing to share your love and kindness with others, until me meet again.  

Until that beautiful day Mom, Grandma - with the greatest love, we send you off with all of our love and memories, that you may fly free of the constraints of this world in peace, joy and love now knowing all things, and rejoin all those who have preceded you in this life.  We will miss you terribly, but until we meet again, we will love you Always.  

Gravesides services will be conducted Thursday  May 14, 2020 at 11 am at the Vernal Memorial Park a viewing will be Thursday 9- 10:30 AM at the Blackburn Vernal Mortuary 

Graveside services for Viola Southam Broome 92 of Vernal will be conducted Thursday May 14, 2020 at 11 AM

in the Vernal Memorial Park

a Visitation will be at the Blackburn and Sons Vernal Mortuary Thursday 9-10:30 before going to he Cemetery


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Thursday, May 14, 2020

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