Weed Corley Fish Funeral Homes and Cremation Services

3125 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX


Clara Nell Broadbent

February 26, 1922June 23, 2020

Clara Nell Fletcher Broadbent, age 98, passed away peacefully June 23, 2020 in her home. “Nell” as she was affectionately known, a lifelong native of Austin, Texas, was born February 26, 1922 to the late Virginia Mae and James W. Fletcher.

She married the love of her life, Harold V.W. Broadbent, D.O., in October of 1942. She was a loving and supportive wife for over fifty-six years. Together they raised two sons, Harold and David. Nell was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. When she wasn’t spending time with her family, she enjoyed playing Bridge with friends, entertaining guests, and hosting gatherings in her home. Nell was also a longtime volunteer in her community for the local elections and was a member of First United Methodist Church for over seventy years where she attended Couples Class every Sunday. You could always find her supporting her children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren at any event they participated in. Whether she was at a recital or sporting event, she was always in her high heels and beautifully dressed, cheering her family on.

She is preceded in death by her husband “Doc”, her son Harold, her sisters EllaMae Bergen and Elizabeth Stasny, and her brother J.W. Fletcher, Jr.

She is survived by her son David Broadbent and wife JoEllen; four grandchildren Shannon Meyers and husband Richard, Ryan Broadbent and wife Julie, Stephanie Broadbent, and Andrea Gronau and husband Matt; three great-grandchildren Kelley Hurst and husband Jonny, Cody Meyers and fiancé Loraina and Shelly Broadbent; niece, Carolyn Bogan and husband Leroy, as well as many great-nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful caregivers at Brookdale Hospice and Heavenly Care Home Health for the loving care and personal attention they gave Nell.

Serving as Pallbearers will be: Leroy Bogan, Jonny Hurst, Matt Gronau, Ryan Broadbent, Richard Meyers and Cody Meyers.

Visitation will be 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday, June 26, 2020 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas. Graveside service will be 11:00 am Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Austin Memorial Park, 2800 Hancock Dr., Austin, Texas.


  • Leroy Bogan, Active Pallbearer
  • Jonny Hurst, Active Pallbearer
  • Matt Gronau, Active Pallbearer
  • Ryan Broadbent, Active Pallbearer
  • Richard Meyers, Active Pallbearer
  • Cody Meyers, Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020


Clara Nell Broadbent

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Merrell Anne Graham Shearer

June 26, 2020

I have very fond memories of Mrs. Broadbent during my growing up years and beyond, Mrs. Broadbent was our neighbor on Valley Oak during the years my parents, Jane and Larry Graham, and our family lived at 4702 and 4704. She and Dr. Broadbent took my younger sister, Lauren, on trips with Shannon during those years. When I was in college, she hired me to work as a poll worker in the precinct. In later years, I would run into her on occasion at Randalls. She was a caring woman who always took interest in our family and our comings and goings. I will always remember her as well-dressed and always in high heels! Sending the Graham family’s condolences to her family.

Kay Hollenbeck

June 26, 2020

Sweet Nell,
This is Kay Kercheville Hollenbeck.
I have such sweet memories of Nell and my momma, Helen Kercheville drinking iced coffee and watching their soap operas in the afternoon after school.
They were dear, dear friends & loved each other’s company.
Nell and my mom and their husbands were members of a couples “Bridge Group” which was a group in which all of us kids grew up playing together and spending lots of holiday celebrations together. Nell was the final member of the group.
I know they are all welcoming her back into the group in heaven.

Leslie Harper

June 26, 2020

Mrs. Broadbent was such a sweet lady. She was one our treasured members at Texas Health CU and could call each of our staff members by name. I think that she exemplified kindness and class. She will be missed by many.

I hope that your memories will bring you peace during this difficult time.

In deepest sympathy,

Leslie Harper

Jan Patterson

June 26, 2020

And Nell is survived by her many neighbors and friends who loved her dearly. We will miss you Nell. Love from the Patterson family. Jan P. Patterson

Brian Weide

June 26, 2020

She was a long time friend of my grandmother Wilma Weide. I remember her very well from bridge parties. She was a very sweet lady. My condolences to the family.

Sandra Weide Jones

June 26, 2020

I remember Nell playing Bridge and drinking coffee with my grandmother at her house. Nell and Doc were great friends with my grandparents Wilma and Boyd Weide. They all attended First United Methodist Church together. She was a kind lady. My condolences to her family on her passing.

Kimbery Garrett (Weide)

June 26, 2020

I fondly remember Nell from my childhood. She was a great friend to my grandparents Boyd and Wilma Weide. They attended church with her and had many bridge parties together. I also worked at a few of the elections with both my grandmother and Nell. It sounds like she had a wonderful life. My condolences to the family.

Bobbie Broadbent

June 25, 2020

Nell, so special and gracious, who supported and gave me so much comfort and love over the last 3 1/2 years.
God took you home in the early hours of the morning, a home of peace without pain.
I will always cherish your love, most of all your strength and support.
Nell, you are home now, with Doc and Harold and our heavenly father. Free of all pain. There is a new shining light in our skies!

Unfailing Sympathy
Undying Love
Bobbie Broadbent and your Son, Harold in Heaven