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Information for Julian John Broadbent
21 December, 1920 Ė 26 June, 1996
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
1 July, 1996
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Julian Broadbent

     Julian John Broadbent, 75, of Caldwell, Idaho, died Wednesday, June 26, 1996, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am, Wednesday, July 3, 1996, at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Bishop James Radford of the Middleton First Ward, L.D.S. Church, will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Middleton Cemetery.
     Julian was born December 21, 1920, at Grantsville
, Utah, the son of Levi James and Jennis Broadbent.  He was raised and educated in Idaho and helped his father with farming and worked in the potato fields to earn money.  Julian married regina Witte, October 21, 1939.  They moved to Oregon where he worked in the logging industry.  At the beginning of World War II, he was a foreman at Gunderson Ship Yard in St. John, Oregon, building landing craft.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and trained at Farragut and served aboard the USS Clearfield.  Julian received an honorable discharge in January of 1946.  He went back to logging then moved to Weiser to work at the Boise Cascade Lumber Yard.  He was manager of the Homedale and Caldwell yards.  Julian owned and operated a livestock hauling business for 16 years before he retired.  Julian married Mildred Averett January 21, 1980, at Elko, Nevada.  They made their home in Caldwell.  They enjoyed traveling in their trailer to favorite fishing spots.  Julianís hobbies included woodworking and gardening.  He kept his family well-supplied with vegetables.  Julian is survived by his wife, Mildred; daughters, Judy Benton, Kathy Harris and Darlene Broadbent; sons David, Clint and Craig; step-daughters, Carol Cobiskey, Joyce Richards and Barbara Sprague; a brother Kenneth; sisters Emily Langley, Myrna Perkins and Oleta Fuller; 23 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and three brothers.
     The family would like to give a special thanks to West Valley Medical Center Hospice of Caldwell.
     Julianís family will greet their friends at Dakan Funeral Chapel in Caldwell from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.