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James "Jimmy" Allyn Broderick 1937-2017

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James "Jimmy" Allyn Broderick 1937-2017

James Allyn Broderick passed away June 21, 2017 at the age of 79. He was born July 25, 1937 in Eureka, Mont. to Doris and James Broderick. Almost 80 years later, Eureka would become his final resting place due to natural causes.

"Jimmy" attended high school in Eureka and later moved to Spokane to graduate from Gonzaga High School. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After serving three years with 1st Force Recon, he was honorably discharged Nov. 14, 1958 as a corporal. He served tours in both Japan and the Philippines.

Jimmy married Beverly Keene, May 20, 1967 in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. From there they moved to Eureka to raise their family at Glen Lake. Jim worked as a logger in Montana in the Seeley Lake area for 10 years, California and Alaska during the peak years of the industry until his retirement.

He is survived by his former wife, Beverly; daughters Jody and Shawna; sons Lanny (Judy), Pat and Derek (Pamela); along with stepsons John and Ted. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Patricia Hipley, Maxine Meuli and Carol Green; brothers Wayne Broderick and Dale Broderick; son Mark Broderick and great grandson Challice. He also leaves behind many grand and great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held Sunday, July 2 at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 500 Dewey Ave., Eureka. A graveside service will follow Tobacco Valley Cemetery.

 

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