Bernice H Broughton
Born: 8/5/1911, Sterling, IL
Death: 7/15/2012, Moab, UT
Service: 7/25/2012 11:00:00 AM, Sunset Memorial Gardens
Interment: 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
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