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Bernice H Broughton

Born: 8/5/1911, Sterling, IL
Death: 7/15/2012, Moab, UT
Service: 07/25/2012 11:00 am, Sunset Memorial Gardens

Bernice Hanson Broughton, 100, passed away July 15, 2012 at the Moab Regional Hospital. Bernice was born August 5, 1911 I Sterling, Illinois to John B and Dora Elizabeth (Feldmann) Hanson. Bernice grew up in Sterling and graduated high school there. After high school she worked for Northwestern Steel and Wire and in 1942 when WWII broke out joined the Women’s Army Corp and worked as a recruiter and did secretarial jobs for the Army and Brooke Army Hospital as a line of duty investigator in San Antonio, Texas 1951. Bernice while in San Antonio she attended business schools. and then met and married Bernie Broughton on November 12, 1949. In 1951 they moved to Memphis, TN while Bernie attended Optometry school. In June 1955 they moved to Moab and Bernice was Dr. Broughton assistant in the optometry business for 42 years until they retired in April of 1997. Bernice had a great love for people and following retirement health issues kept her from being able to do a lot of the things she wanted to and was incumbasitatted from those health problems for the past 13 years. Bernice is survived by her husband Bernie Broughton of Moab, a step-son Stanley Broughton of Kentucky, and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother John, and a sister Dorothy. At Bernice’s request cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held later.

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