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Mildred Broadbent

Mildred Broadbent

Mildred Story Broadbent, 103, passed away at Diamond Willow Assisted Living Facility in Park Rapids on Wednesday, February15, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald (Jake) Broadbent; her son, Robert; her brother, Robert Story; and her sister, Charlotte Carlson.

She is survived by six children: Linda McCoy of Livermore, California, Larry (Edith) Broadbent, Osage, Minnesota; Dean (Cindy) Broadbent, Pinckney, Michigan; Jan (Delmar) Johnson, Fairbanks, Alaska; Nancy (Mike) Robertson, Woodbury, Minnesota; and Douglas Broadbent, Park Rapids, as well as eight grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.Mildred was a life-long resident of Hubbard County. Born on August 17, 1913 to Rollin Story and Jennie Ferrier Story, she grew up in Hubbard. A 1931 graduate of Park Rapids High School, she went on to get her teaching certificate and taught in the county school in Hubbard.Mildred married Jake Broadbent in 1936, spending the first years of her married life in Hubbard. They moved to Park Rapids in 1944 and started a small dairy farm. She continued to live at that location until her move to Diamond Willow in 2011.In addition to her family and friends, Mildred's great joys in life were her flowers and her birds. She always looked forward to Spring planting and the return of her beloved bluebirds.

Our many thanks to the wonderful staff at Diamond Willow, her adopted family. We especially appreciate the tender care they gave Mildred in the final two months of her life.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids with Rev. Abe Cardosa officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to the service. Interment will be made in the Greenwood Cemetery of Park Rapids next to her husband, Jake and son, Robert. To leave online condolences or to view the video tribute please visit