Friday, October 22, 2010

OBITUARY: Luther Broaddus

Luther Broaddus
(May 9, 1932 Oct. 14, 2010)

Luther Broaddus III, 78, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at his home in Magdalena, NM surrounded by his family. Luther was born on May 9, 1932 in Berryville, Virginia to Luther and Sally (Williams) Broaddus Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Toni Broaddus, married March 29, 1986 in Chama, NM; his devoted children, daughters, Lucia Hartwell and husband, George; Laura Jean Roman; Linda Lou Broaddus; sons, Harry Lee Broaddus and wife, Carol; Frank Broaddus and wife, Rita; Parker Broaddus and wife, Charis; Daniel Broaddus; Toni’s daughters, Jerri Rush and husband, David; Martha Woodward and husband, Bill; 13 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 5 sisters; 3 brothers; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Luther was a resident of Magdalena since 1985 and was a member of the First Baptist church of Magdalena. Luther Broaddus was a man of duty, and he was an example of what it is to be a real statesman who sincerely concerns himself with res publica. He was a former writer, editor, and publisher for the Mountain Mail newspaper and the New Mexico Stockman Magazine. Luther also was a former chairman of the Livestock Committee of Catron County and assisted with the publication of the Catron County, NM Comprehensive Land Use Plan from 1990-1995. Luther served on the board of directors of the Coalition of AZ-NM County Governments.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 11a.m. at the Broaddus Family Ranch. Pallbearers are Parker Broaddus, Daniel Broaddus, Frank Broaddus, George Hartwell, David Rush, and Bill Woodward. Honorary Pallbearers are Harry Apache, and Harry Lee Broaddus. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home, Portales, NM; the New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch, Belen, NM; or the Alzheimer’s Association, Albuquerque, NM. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at Services have been entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield, Socorro, NM  87801 (575) 835-1530

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