OBITUARY

Kelly Anne Broderick

August 14, 1991November 24, 2018
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Kelly Anne Broderick, 27, of Englewood, Colorado went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, November 24, 2018. She was born on August 14, 1991 and raised in Jacksonville, Florida by her loving parents Thomas (Tom) and Kathleen (Kathy) Broderick.

As a child, Kelly Anne loved playing softball, volleyball, and basketball, creating artwork, and drinking Slurpees with her sisters. She graduated from Mandarin High School in 2009, where she excelled in academics, athletics, and community service. At the University of Florida, she led Bible study at her sorority, Delta Delta Delta, and graduated Cum Laude. Upon graduation, Kelly Anne worked at UF Health Shands in Gainesville before answering the call to go to eleven countries in eleven months to share the love of Jesus and serve others around the globe as a Group Leader and missionary with the World Race. When she returned home, she served as a substitute teacher and youth volleyball and basketball coach at St. Mark's Episcopal Day School for a year before her love of the outdoors and a career with Boosterthon drew her to Denver in the summer of 2017. Kelly Anne’s greatest passions in life were her faith, Disney World, and the friends and family she surrounded herself with.

Kelly Anne is survived in Jacksonville by her parents Tom and Kathy Broderick, her sisters Shannon (Shay) and Cari Broderick, and her maternal grandmother Barbara Bost McGriff. Kelly Anne is survived in Aberdeen, New Jersey by her paternal grandmother Barbara Moynihan Broderick, numerous aunts and uncles, and 13 younger cousins whom she adored. Greeting Kelly Anne in Heaven upon her arrival were her paternal grandfather, Cary James Broderick, and two uncles, James and John Broderick.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a service and the celebration of Kelly Anne's life on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ’s Church Mandarin, 6045 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258. The family would prefer that attendees not wear black, but something bright to reflect Kelly Anne’s beautiful and adventurous spirit. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a cause Kelly Anne raised money and awareness for through Dance Marathon while at UF, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

For more information or to leave an online condolence message to the family, funeral arrangements are under the care of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL www.hardagegiddensoaklawnchapel.com.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Allison Cook

December 6, 2018

There are no words that would be enough to express my shock over this tragic loss. Although I had lost close contact with Kelly over the years I was always able to watch her amazing travels through social media. Her giving spirit could be clearly seen by anyone and she always inspired me to try and do more for my fellow human beings. I knew Kelly and her family because they lived in our neighborhood growing up, her parents are still there to this day. We went to the same middle school and high school. In middle school her mother (Kathy) would always drive me home along with her three daughters. We would stop at the Kangaroo Gas Station on the way and Kathy would buy us all Coke Slurpee's. Everyday I would look forward to that.

I regret that I lost touch with Kelly because she was an amazing person and I know she would've been an amazing friend as well. I wanted to express my condolences for the entire family and that if anything is needed I'm always available to help.

Madeline Brink

December 2, 2018

I definitely agree with what everyone on Facebook has been saying about Kelly's infectious spirit and warmth. I feel a loss; I can't imagine what you guys are feeling. I am honestly still in a state of shock and disbelief.

Mia Rogers

December 2, 2018

Cari - (Krista’s sports teammate & friend during the years @Mandarin Christian/CCM),

Barbara McGriff - loving grandmother (my former ESE substitute teacher buddy who worked hard for her girls & loves each unconditionally with ALL of her heart),

The beautiful (inside & out) Broderick Family —

We know there are NO words to comfort your family right now. We know there is no rhyme or reason how a beautiful, God-loving, dedicated young woman with an extraordinary servant’s heart, could possibly travel the vast world to spread HIS love to be HIS HANDS & FEET, only to come back home to face a destiny too tragic for our own earthly comprehension. HE surely mapped out a grand plan for Kelly Anne Broderick. We can only imagine the long lasting impact she made on hundreds of people of many cultures with whom she encountered in her short, yet FULL life. Please know that we are fervently asking our trusted Lord & Savior to hold each of you up during this most difficult trial in life. We pray that HE will guide you through the enormous tasks in which you are facing right now. We pray that HE will allow you to focus on honoring such an extraordinary individual and provide a fitting CELEBRATION of her life. We pray HE will remind the rest of us that this life on earth is NOT a dress rehearsal. Praying for the soul of your precious daughter, sister, grand, student, friend to many, co-worker, educator, humanitarian, mentor, child of Jesus Christ & so much more. Your CCM family is here for you.

May the Lord wrap HIS arms around you & give you PEACE within.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved His appearing.”
2 Timothy 4:7-8

Jim, Mia & Krista Rogers

Savannah Fine

November 29, 2018

I was shocked to hear of Kelly's passing. We met for coffee when she moved to Denver and still remember how her face shined with the light of Jesus. I felt like I had known her my whole life. Those who knew her, know she had a joy that only comes from having a deep relationship with Jesus.

Marrit van der Schaar

November 29, 2018

I heard about the terrible news via my brother; a colleague of your dad. You stayed with us in the Netherlands in June 2017 traveling through Europe and running a race in the Netherlands. You were so adventurous and open to new people, cultures, experiences. Hopped on the bike without hesitation and into the hectic traffic of Utrecht. ‘Bit scary but fun’, you said afterwards. I’m so sorry this happened to you, you had so many plans.
I wish your family all the strength and love from people close to them. It was nice to have met you. Love Marrit

Amy, Harry, Sam and Lucy Perkins

November 28, 2018

Miss Broderick was one of the kids’ favorite teachers even before we met her. They begged and begged to have her babysit, and kept talking about how fun she was. The first time she babysat she got rave reviews from the kids and we could all tell how special she was. We talked Gator sports, hockey, and anything the kids were into was something she loved, too. She glowed with genuine love and care for the kids. Hearing others share their stories about her warms our hearts, and we realize the gift it was that we could have the opportunity to spend time with her. At the same time, we are heartbroken for the loss of her radiant smile and spirit here with us. We look forward to seeing her some day in Heaven.

Janice Gibson

November 28, 2018

To the family of Kelly Anne Broderick,
My name is Janice Gibson and I am a teacher at Frontier Valley Elementary in Parker, Colorado. Kelly Anne (or Peanut Butter and Kelly as we knew her) ran our Boosterthon Fun Run in early October. Kelly Anne was a beautiful bright light, immediately connecting with staff and students. She learned nearly all the staff members names in one day! She absolutely delighted in her life and spread an enthusiasm that was so evident.
I am so very sorry for the tragedy that took place and has caused her to leave this earth so soon. I know that her faith and your faith will be a great comfort to you. As you navigate each day ahead, please know that there are many of us at Frontier Valley who are praying for you. May you find God's arms surrounding you in every moment with comfort, peace and strength. Blessings and love from Colorado!

Laura Johnson

November 28, 2018

I had not had the opportunity to spend too much time with her, however I was in her community group at church. I felt her involvement and ability to build up those around even though we did not regularly hang out.
She was so curious as to how YOU were doing. She was a rare type of person and served to be a role model in faith, friendships, and how to embrace the time that you do have on Earth. I’m grateful for having the chance to know her and be a part of a community with her.
Kelly Anne, you are sorely missed, praying for peace and understanding for you and those left behind.

Heidi Kruglet

November 27, 2018

I did not know Kelly Anne for very long. She came to our school to help with a fund raiser that we were having! I immediately knew that she was special. She poured her whole heart into helping our school and even more so, helping the kids. She told me how much she loved working with kids, and overall just loved "helping people". Kelly Anne had a smile that could light up a room and she was so full of energy and life. I am so blessed that I was able to spend a few short weeks with her and to see what a BIG inpact she could have in such a short time. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends during this tragic and sad time. Every time I have a Coke Zero, I will think of her and smile.

Scott Kimball

November 27, 2018

Kelly Anne worked at a Fund Raising company in Colorado that brought her to my daughters' school (Platte River Academy) this past Sept. for a couple of weeks. Kelly Anne was the team leader who named herself "Peanut-Butter & Kelly" as she lead skits on the school TV broadcasts. In her short interaction with our school, her personality made a positive impact on our Community.

When we met, she offered to help coach my daughters Jr. High basketball team with me in January. We met for coffee 10 days ago and to talk about coaching and she was excited about her upcoming trip to Iceland with her guide, "Thor". She mentioned dreams of working at a hospital someday, and her words... "because I want to help people". In my brief interaction with her, this girl laughed, loved life and loved people. Even though she was in Colorado for a short while, she will be missed by an entire community. As a father of two girls, our heart and prayers go out to Kelly Anne and her family. Rest in Peace, "PB & Kelly".

Biography

Kelly Anne Broderick, 27, of Englewood, Colorado went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, November 24, 2018. She was born on August 14, 1991 and raised in Jacksonville, Florida by her loving parents Thomas (Tom) and Kathleen (Kathy) Broderick.

As a child, Kelly Anne loved playing softball, volleyball, and basketball, creating artwork, and drinking Slurpees with her sisters. She graduated from Mandarin High School in 2009, where she excelled in academics, athletics, and community service. At the University of Florida, she led Bible study at her sorority, Delta Delta Delta, and graduated Cum Laude. Upon graduation, Kelly Anne worked at UF Health Shands in Gainesville, FL before answering the call to go to eleven countries in eleven months to share the love of Jesus and serve others around the globe as a Group Leader and missionary with the World Race. When she returned home, she served as a substitute teacher and youth volleyball and basketball coach at St. Mark's Episcopal Day School for a year before her love of the outdoors and a career with Boosterthon drew her to Denver in the summer of 2017. Kelly Anne’s greatest passions in life were her faith, Disney World, and the friends and family she surrounded herself with.

Kelly Anne is survived in Jacksonville by her parents Tom and Kathy Broderick, her sisters Shannon (Shay) and Cari Broderick, and her maternal grandmother Barbara Bost McGriff. Kelly Anne is survived in Aberdeen, New Jersey by her paternal grandmother Barbara Moynihan Broderick, numerous aunts and uncles, and 13 younger cousins whom she adored. Greeting Kelly Anne in Heaven upon her arrival were her paternal grandfather, Cary James Broderick, and two uncles, James and John Broderick.