Date of Birth: August 01, 1929
Date of Death: April 22, 2021
With love and sadness in our hearts we say goodbye to Eldora May Broadley. On the late evening of April 22, 2021 Dorie died at the age of 91, in the comfort of her daughter's home in Phoenix, AZ, where she had been living for the past seven years. Dorie was born in Detroit, MI and was the second child of Truman and Alma Flynn. She was raised in a loving home with her siblings Betty, Robert and Patricia. In 1948 she married her high school sweetheart; Christopher and they shared many adventuresome years together until his passing in 2012. Together they ran a successful business, Northeast Service Garage as they raised their three children in Michigan. Whether racing cars, cross country skiing, riding a snow mobile through the north woods of Michigan, starting a biscuit war on a houseboat on Lake Powell, climbing a volcanic crater in Hawaii, sneaking her way through a secured area to get a close-up of President Reagan, or dressing in disguise and showing up on her kids' doorsteps in Phoenix, Dorie was always up for a good time. A woman of few, yet wise (and usually witty) words, she was a wonderful cook and recently shared several of her favorite recipes with her grandchildren for Christmas gifts. Probably best known for her chicken & dumplings, delicious pies and lemon curd tarts, as well as her full proof prime rib which has special instructions that read "Do Not Open Oven Door by Law of Dorie"! She also loved to draw and paint, and was an exceptional seamstress, as well as played a mean game of Tetris. She is survived by her three children: Daniel (LuAnn), Beverly and Christine, as well as her sister Patricia Stanley. She also leaves behind six grandchildren: Jason Wagner, Desiree Wagner, Anthony Denton, Kevin Denton, Christopher Broadley and Brian Broadley. Dorie was especially proud to be a great-grandmother to eight beautiful great-grand children who loved her and call her GG. "There are special people in our lives that never leave us even after they are gone." Dorie was one special person and will be with us for an exceptionally long time, all the while being deeply missed.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Michigan, where Dorie will be interred next to her husband.