Kenneth Wayne Broome (79) passed away on June 6, 2023. Ken was born in Gaffney, SC on Nov 18 1943 to W. Dean & Virginia Moss Broome. Ken had two brothers, Barry and Jerry and three half-brothers Dave, Stanley and Dean. He grew up loving all sports but especially: basketball, baseball, tennis and ping- pong. He would even sneak into a second story window in the church to play basketball. The janitor never said anything to him.
Ken was proud to serve his country in the Army from 1967-1969 and spent a year in Vietnam.
He graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1974. While attending BYU he met a sweet young lady. She asked him to take a dance class with her and she was smitten with his great dancing and his easy going ways and they fell in love. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on April 12, 1974. They were blessed with 6 wonderful children Lisa (Rhett Palmer), Amy, Bryan (Val), Darren, Kevin, and Julie (Gary Lyman). They were blessed with 12 grandchildren.
Ken worked for the Department of Corrections at the Utah State Prison for 38 years. He retired in 2012.
After retirement Ken became enamored with pickleball and loved to play it. He played his last game just a few weeks before his death.
Ken was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and loved the Lord. He has served as a Bishop, High Councilor, Financial Clerk and Stake Sports Director (probably one of his favorite callings). Ken and Susan served two humanitarian missions; one in downtown SLC and one in Sandy. They loved this opportunity to serve and found joy in helping others.
A viewing will be held on Sunday June 11th from 6-8 p.m. at Memorial Estates located at 6500 South Redwood Rd. A viewing will also be held at 3555 W. 5620 South in Taylorsville on Monday prior to the funeral from 9:30-10:15. The funeral service will follow at 10:30. There will be a short military service graveside at the Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park following at 17111 So Redwood Rd, Bluffdale.
The family thanks all those who have helped through this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project: https://support.woundedwarriorproject.orgService Information
Viewing June 11, 2023 at 6-8 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
Viewing June 12, 2023 at 9:30-10:15 AM
3555 W 5620 S, Taylorsville
Celebration of Life
June 12, 2023 at 10:30 AM
3555 W 5620 S