Carol Ann Broughton died Monday, April 18, 2016, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 81.
She was born in Delta April 26, 1934, to Philip and Lillian (Southwell) Pratt. During her childhood she lived in many areas of western Colorado. She attended Montrose High School where she played drums, graduating in 1952. She was a worthy advisor in the Order of the Rainbow for Girls.
Mrs. Broughton attended Colorado A & M (now Colorado State University) where she continued to play drums, joined ROTC and was a member of Tri Delta Sorority and the Spur Honor Society. She graduated with a degree in physical education and English in 1956.
She married Harold Broughton in 1954. While he was serving with the U.S. Marine Corps, they were stationed at Quantico, Va., and Camp Pendleton in California, where she taught P.E., English and social studies for two years. After a brief move to Washington, they returned to Colorado and established a lifelong career in horticulture.
Mrs. Broughton was a member of the Knife and Fork Club, PEO Chapter GT, Epsilon Zeta Sorority, Women for Western Colorado Fruit, community concert association, WCHS and other organizations. She supported Girl Scouts and the Council Tree Powwow.
She enjoyed her family, especially her granddaughters, attending Country Jam and CSU Ag Days, bell choir, photograpy, Elvis, reading, playing piano and singing with church choirs.
She is survived by her three daughters, Cheryl (Jerry) Holton, Karen (Steve) Tice and Susan (Efren) Luna; her brothers-in-law, Bobby (Esther) Broughton and Melvin (Gale) Broughton; four granddaughters, Demi Luna, Soraya Luna, Nicole Holton and Desirea (Gerry Scott) Holton; and two great-grandchildren, Anais and Toby Scott.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Harold, in 2014.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Delta United Methodist Church, 5th and Meeker. Graveside services will follow at Cedaredge Cemetery, SE Independence and 2nd Street.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Susan G. Komen Foundation at coloradokomen.org, or pay it forward with a random act of kindness.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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