Kathy Broman-Hall, age 76, went home to be with the Lord on May 24, 2023, after a short battle with cancer. Kathryn E. Pickard was born in Bradford, England. She came to America as a nanny at the age of 19 “for one year”… which turned into 55! Kathy was honored to become a U.S. citizen in 1977.
In 1967, Kathy married her first husband, David Broman, and became a mom to her two daughters, Lorna (Mitson) in 1973 and Lisa (Shepard) in 1976. Kathy embraced motherhood with zest, doing all the things: Brownie troop leader, PTA president, Sunday school teacher, children’s church choir director, and many other activities that enhanced the lives of others. She stayed active by playing tennis, bowling, water-skiing and snow skiing.
After 39 years of marriage, Kathy’s husband passed away. She took on her “new normal” with strength and grit. Kathy loved spending time with her 3 granddaughters, Channing, Aurora and Samantha, and just recently her first great-granddaughter, Alina. She “showed them off” whenever she could (unless they were wearing jeans with holes in the knees!).
In 2015, Kathy caught the eye of a gentleman at the bowling alley. In 2017, she married her second love, Richard Hall, who “treated her like a queen.” He became Kathy’s cheerleader at tennis and she would frequently ride along with him on the golf course.
Kathy believed that “life was for the living!” She didn’t want anyone to feel despair at her passing, but wanted everyone to revel in the life lived. We will be celebrating her life with a festive BBQ on June 3rd at 11:00 am at the Ann Morrison Park “Old Timer’s Shelter.”
In lieu of flowers, Kathy would prefer you send donations to USO, Habitat for Humanity or Paralyzed Veterans Association.