Dick Broderick was born February 18, 1927 in Dove Creek, CO to Earl and Pearl Murray Broderick. He passed away on February 4, 2017.
He was the middle child of five, two brothers and two sisters.
Dick lost his parents at an early age and was raised by his Aunt Gladys.
After school in Dove Creek, Dick served in the army in Italy from 1945 to 1947.
On September 1, 1947, he married Anna Laura Hyde in Monticello. They were later sealed in the Los Angeles Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
They made their first home in Dove Creek, where Dick was employed at Dove Creek Implement and then at the Snyder Brothers farms in Ucolo.
During this time, they had two sons, James Dixon and Philip Case.
In 1953, they moved to Monticello, where Dick was manager at San Juan Co-op until it was sold. They then moved to Salt Lake City so Dick could go to school to learn tire re-capping. He was owner and operator of Broderick Tire Service for 25 years.
Dick served as San Juan County Commissioner from 1972 to 1976.
In 1977, Dick and Anna were called to serve a mission in Pennsylvania. After returning from their mission, they were the cemetery sextant at the Monticello Cemetery for several years. They also served in the Manti temple and the new Monticello temple.
Dick enjoyed outdoor activities like fishing, hunting, camping, exploring the scenic back roads and, in winter time, skiing.
Dick is preceded in death by son James, his parents, brothers and sisters and a great grandson.
He is survived by his wife Anna; and sons Phillip and Benjamin. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Jesse (Teddi) Broderick, Jaime (Drew) Zlotoff, Jared (Tiffany) Broderick, Jacob (Shannon) Broderick, Ashley (Bryan) Broderick, and 13 great grandchildren.