Patricia Ann (Bogue) Broady went to join her Lord and Savior on Dec. 7, 2022, at the age of 85. She joins many from our family, most especially our dad, Allen. Today, we rejoice that she is once again whole and vibrant in God’s heavenly kingdom. There is no more pain, loneliness, uncertainty or separation from those who love her most.
She was born Dec. 14, 1936, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Pat met the love of her life, Allen, at the grocery store where she worked as she was saving money for a car. They married in February of 1955, before Allen returned to the Army to finish his military obligation. Meanwhile, she finished high school, graduating in May 1956. He returned home in September 1956 to plant the first of many green onion crops and Broady Farms was created.
They immersed themselves into their farming business that would become immensely successful, supplying fresh vegetables to many families locally and across the United States. They bought a 50-acre farm in 1967 in Yukon, Oklahoma, where their dreams would be realized. That farm was where they raised their children and spent the remainder of their lives together. They both brought talents to the table that ensured success throughout the years and they worked side by side every day. She was focused and could do just about anything he needed done. She ran the business side of the farm and encouraged Allen to work his magic growing vegetable crops. Allen nicknamed her “Loretta” and her only make-up was red lipstick no matter where she was going.
Pat was a devoted wife and mother. Pat (and Allen) leave behind two children, Belinda Broady-Symes (Roy Symes) and Lawrence Broady (Diane Broady). She has four grandchildren – Lauren Cordero (Chuy Cordero), Stuart Symes (Santana Symes), Katie Symes-Holland (Kobe Holland) and Elizabeth Minaglia (Scott). She has four great grandchildren – Christian Cordero, Jesse Cordero and Kylie Cordero, Landry Symes and another great grandson yet to be officially named. Her children and grandchildren were the light of her life. She loved OU football. especially when they played Texas! She liked going to the home games and watching the Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band.
Pat was humble. raising two children to be responsible citizens who contributed to their community. Belinda’s graduation from medical school was a defining moment in Pat’s life. It inspired her to return to school herself. where she made her own monumental achievement by earning an associate’s degree in accounting.
She was involved with Belinda and Lawrence in numerous 4-H projects, including poultry, canning, posters, speeches and demonstrations. These projects let her creativity shine. She loved making posters and doing arts and crafts. In order to give her family the best, she canned fruits and vegetables every summer. She wanted to share her knowledge with others, so she published a book with recipes and canning techniques. Needless to say, the book was a hit. She volunteered in the community, being a 4-H leader, band parent and election official. She was active in the community.
The Broady and Symes families have a long history, having lived in the same farming community for more than 50 years. These two families supported one another throughout the years. Roy’s brothers, sisters and their spouses adored Pat and Allen. They often visited just to check on them and sometimes to have Happy Hour. Oh, the fun and laughs we had! Wine and Cheetos…..!
After many years of hard, physical work her body gave out. She spent the last seven years of her life at St. Ann’s nursing facility, where she received so much love and care. We are grateful to the staff who made her life safer and easier. The St. Ann’s staff was a blessing to her.
Momma, you were always a beacon of light that brought us back home. You were smart, sensible, down to earth and so devoted to our family. You loved having us at home and cooking our favorite meals. We will miss you until we meet again in Heaven. Thank you for loving us unconditionally. You taught us morals, values, respect for others and ourselves. We led a simple life on a farm in the middle of Oklahoma. We were never rich, but we were happy and had everything we needed. You saw the best in us and raised us (even Roy) to be contributing members of society. Your legacy lives on through us. May we be wise enough to pass it on to our children and grandchildren. For now, be reunited with Daddy and all those who have preceded you. Until we meet again in Heaven…… Love, Bendy.
All services will be held at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church at 600 Garth Brooks Blvd in Yukon, Oklahoma. A vigil will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, with interment at Yukon Cemetery to follow.
In lieu of plants or flowers, please consider making a donation in Patricia Ann Broady’s name to the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation at oklahoma4hfoundation.com.
Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Yukon, Oklahoma.