She was born in Carter County on December 1, 1945 and was the daughter of the late Glenn and Goldie Hoss Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby R. “Bob” Broome, on July 19, 1999.
Ms. Broome was retired from the Carter County School System, where she coached various women’s sports. She taught Physical Education, Biology and Health at Happy Valley High School. She finished her career at Happy Valley Elementary School as a librarian. She was a member of Big Springs Church of Christ and loved teaching children.
Ms. Broome was a 1963 graduate of Elizabethton High School and also graduated from Milligan College in 1966.
Survivors include one daughter, Dr. Anna Broome Gilbert and her husband Carl, Butler, Tenn.; one son, Robert G. Broome, Knoxville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Chase Alexander Gilbert and Ava Catherine Gilbert, Butler, Tenn.; one sister, Glenda Gillentine and her husband Jack, Norfolk, Va.; her lifelong best friend, Rose Marie Armstrong, Elizabethton, Tenn.; and a special friend, Nancy Crumley, Elizabethton, Tenn. Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
The graveside service for Ms. Broome will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton with Mr. Terry Lyons, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 until 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, prior to the service. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Clark, Joel Clark, Mildred Rodriguez, Sammy and Julie Atkins, Paul and Jackie Taylor and the teachers at Happy Valley Elementary School. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, to go in procession to the cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Clarence Spannuth and Dr. Leslie Panus for the loving care given to Dixie during her life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The National Kidney Foundation, 4450 Walker Blvd., Suite 2, Knoxville, TN 37917-1547; or to Happy Valley Elementary School Library, 163 Warpath Lane, Elizabethton, TN 37643; or to Happy Valley High School/Women’s Athletics, 121 Warpath Lane, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Broome family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.