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Eleanor Broden dies at 76

Daily News staff report

Services will be held Friday for longtime Silverthorne resident Eleanor Broden, who died Nov. 9 at the age of 76.A viewing will be held Thursday from 3-8 p.m. at Horan & McConaty at 3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd. in Lakewood. Services will take place at 9:30 a.m. Friday, followed by burial at Fort Logan Cemetery.Broden was born Sept. 22, 1928 in Blue Island, Ill., and married Kenneth Broden on June 13, 1947. The two built a home in Silverthorne in 1970 and moved permanently to the county 14 years ago.An accomplished artist, Broden was active in several Denver and national doll and miniature clubs. For years, she lent dolls and miniatures for display at the Summit County Commons, the Summit County Justice Center and local libraries.She donated a large carousel collection for permanent display in various locations throughout county buildings and libraries.Her goal was to earn a liberal arts degree, which she attained from Colorado Mountain College at the age of 67.Broden volunteered for many years with the Summit Seniors, loved painting Colorado scenes and ghost towns, was a member of the Dillon Community Church and had numerous friends throughout the county.She is survived by her husband, brothers Hubert Dykstra of Polson, Mont.; James Dykstra of Allegan, Mich.; Edward Dykstra of Grand Junction and Henry of South Carolina; sister Viola Meyer of Evergreen Park, Ill.; sons James, Larry and Robert Broden of Lakewood; daughter Kathy DeSerio of Merritt Island, Fla.; grandchildren Samantha, Jon and Stephen Broden of Houston, Texas; Adam and Kristen Broden of Lakewood, Alleck and Kendel Broden of Lakewood and Nicklas of Florida.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association or Bristlecone Hospice, P.O. Box 1327, Frisco, Colo. 80443.- Daily News staff report


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