Joseph Lee (Lee) Broadbent

Born: Wed., Apr. 28, 1943
Died: Fri., Mar. 1, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 08, 2019
Location: Hoytsville LDS Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 09, 2019
Location: Hoytsville LDS Chapel

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Lee Broadbent
Joseph Lee Broadbent, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 1, 2019.  Lee was born in Helper, Utah on April 28,1943 on the way to the hospital in a one seater car. Lee loved the outdoors, and started working in the national parks in the summertime. He graduated from Carbon High in 1962. After serving a mission in Germany, Lee served his country in the US Navy in Vietnam.  Lee attended Utah State University where he received a degree in forestry. He got a job with the Soil Conservation Service in Vernal, Utah, where he met and married the love of his life Marilyn, in the Manti temple. They were married for 42 years. Lee received a transfer to Holden, Utah where he and Marilyn raised their 3 boys.  Later Lee was transferred to Coalville, Utah, where he retired in 2009. Lee was well respected in his field and won many awards. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his loved ones.
He is survived by, wife Marilyn Broadbent; sons, Anthony (Aubree) Broadbent, Jeffery, and Kenneth Broadbent. His sister, Lynda Gibbs; Brother, Alan (Maureena) Broadbent; and his grandchildren Tianna and Kirk Broadbent.
Lee was preceded in death by parents, Lynn and Wanda Broadbent, Sisters, Kay (Glenn) Stubbs. Peggy (Ray) Terry. Brother-in-law Sherman Gibbs.

A viewing will take place Friday March 8, 2019 at the Hoytsville chapel from 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be on Saturday March 9th, at 11 am at the Hoytsville chapel followed by graveside services at 4:00 pm in Vernal Utah.
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Fred N
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
To the Family,
I would like to express how sorry to hear of your loss.
It seems so unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you love. And when it happens, the thought of never again being able to talk to, laugh with, or hold your loved one can be most difficult to bear. That pain is not necessarily erased by being told that your loved one is up in heaven.
I found what God promises in the Bible helpful. At Acts 24:15 it says “And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead.”
This promise has consoled me when my father died. Hopefully, it can provide some hope and comfort to your family.

Steve Deeter
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. I worked with Lee several times over the years. He could always find humor in any situation.

Ralph R Mickelson
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
Dear Marilyn,
I have often thought about Lee whenever I drove by the Coalville Exit on my way up North...always in a hurry. Just recently the thought came to me to stop in and see Lee, but I didn't. Well, we shall all see him soon enough, won't we?. I enjoyed being with and working around Lee. He always made me feel good. I didn't remember he was born and raised in Helper. That must have been where he got his "county boy, down to earth", goodness attitude.
God bless you, Marilyn, and your family.
Ralph & Heather Mickelson

Louise willoughby
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
When I think of Marilyn and Lee I think if holidays and humor. Both were always so positive and full of fun. And of course Christmas was made extra special because of their contributions to children through their role as Santa’s helpers. Lee will be missed.

Clark Openshaw
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Clark .

Marilyn & Family, Wishing you peace, comfort and courage to face the days ahead. Please know we are thinking of you at this time of sorrow. Love, Clark & Jamie

Riley Risto
   Posted Fri March 08, 2019
Lee was a great guy who brought joy to a lot of people. He’s going to be missed by many.

Dolly Frerichs Stuber
   Posted Fri March 08, 2019
Ian so sorry for your loss Marilyn, I will always remember how beautiful you were the night of your wedding reception in Vernal. God bless you my friend

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