On October 7, 2019, a “one-of-a-kind” man entered heaven to greet Our Lord and reconnect with those gone before him. An aged body having worked countless hours took its toll and God called him home to rest. He is once again healthy, strong, and most importantly at peace.
Allen Eugene Broady was born on July 24, 1933 in the midst of the depression. His parents were dairy farmers and all they knew was hard work. He grew up milking cows, hauling hay, and helping his dad farm. Despite being a state wrestling champion with a scholarship to OSU, he chose to farm having bought his first tractor at age 15.
He married Patricia Ann Broady in February 1955 then was shipped back out with the Army during the Korean Conflict where he was an ammunitions specialist. By the grace of God, he did not see combat. After receiving an honorable discharge, Allen came home to Pat and they planted their spring crop of onions. They never left one another’s side through thick and thin. Like all farmers, they had good times and bad times. They had two children Belinda Broady-Symes and Lawrence Broady. They moved to Yukon in 1967 having purchased a 50 acre farm that would be their home for more than 50 years. Allen was a master at growing vegetables of unmatched quality for the communities surrounding Yukon. He proudly stood behind what his family farm produced. He instilled in his children a strong work ethic, the desire to serve the community and a love for the land and nature.
Allen was a very kind and humble man. Allen and Pat worked grueling hours to produce the finest vegetables in the Oklahoma City area.
He enjoyed the faithfulness of many customers who bought vegetables from him for years. He also shipped vegetables across the United States through nationally known distributors. Just like any farmer, he battled the effects of Mother Nature taking everything in stride. He took great pride in his farm and what it produced for more than 50 years.
Allen is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Ada Broady and his sister, Norma Tissington. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Patricia. She was his strength and constant companion. They made a formidable team. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Murray; his daughter, Belinda Broady-Symes (Roy Symes) and son Lawrence Broady (Diane Broady); grandchildren Lauren Cordero (Chuy Cordero), Stuart Symes (Santana Symes) and Katie Symes (fiancé Kobe Holland); great-grandchildren, Christian Cordero, Jesse Cordero, Kylie Cordero and Landry Symes.
The family is sad and heartbroken but we know he is in a better place with his Lord and Savior to whom he prayed every day. Allen used the gifts God gave him to serve others. He loved his family and led a quiet life. Another angel has entered heaven. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, October 11, 2019 at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church with interment at the Yukon Cemetery. Rest in peace Daddy and we will meet again. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation; https://oklahoma4hfoundation.com in Allen’s name. Online condolences may be signed at http://www.yandafuneral.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Yukon, OK.