Vissi d’arte, Vissi of love
Salt Lake City, Utah – The universe welcomed the light and voice of a dramatic new soprano in its choir of angels.
(Even though we all know she has to be the leader). Lee Broadhead passed away suddenly from this world on October 11, 2021 in her home. For those who knew Lee, we knew she was exceptionally kind to all living things. She was the definition of class and compassion. Lee’s light was always enough to warm your heart and soul.
Lee Gayle Faulkner was born on August 15, 1950 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to her parents Lloyd Garfield Faulkner and Joan Morgan Siebert. After the tragic loss of her mother, Lee moved to Tiburon, California, and was raised by her grandmother, Lilly Bruderer. Lee attended Redwood High School and Brigham Young University, where she met the love of her life, J. Paul Broadhead. They met in BYU’s opera studio and connected through their love of music. Her dream was to pursue a career as a professional opera singer and sing at the Met in New York.
Lee and Paul married in April 1973 and settled down to raise their five children Morgan, Meghan, Mimi, Max and Miles. (The “M” names weren’t the plan, it just worked that way).
Lee found her niche in the advertising industry and worked for several companies in Salt Lake City before founding her business with her husband in the mid-1980s. During this time, supported by Paul, she was able to sing both locally and nationally. Paul always wanted Lee to be the Shining Star.
They loved being able to live and work together and did so until Paul’s death in 1989. After his death, she continued to work in advertising in Salt Lake City and briefly in Portland, Oregon. She had a second career recovery and her new passion in the telecommunications industry. She has worked in sales for several different companies where she has made lifelong friendships – both co-workers and clients.
Lee just collected the people she loved.
She moved into her Lake Street home in the early 2000s. Her neighbors – or her Lake Street family were so important to her. It was the neighbor who always made you cookies. Not just for the holidays, but sometimes just because she wanted to. Her favorite day of the year was Halloween because she loved watching the neighborhood kids come to her door and hand out candy. She always said hello to you and loved to know you by name. She always spoke of how lucky she was to live where she lived.
Lee had a big heart for animals. She strongly supported animal causes, as well as other joys besides her children, were her two kittens Bimba and Berlioz. They are both kittens with special needs and medical conditions that my mom brought home, and she took care of them impeccably because she knew she could give them the best home – and she did. did.
Lee is predeceased by her parents, husband and soul mate J. Paul Broadhead, daughter Meghan Broadhead, stepmother Hazel Broadhead, stepbrother Gary D. Broadhead, step sister Judith Golightly and sister , Pua Balderama.
She is survived by her four children, Morgan (Anne Marie), Mimi (Daryl), Max (Carol), Miles, and six grandchildren, Jake (Caitlynn), Liv (Dylan), Christian (Taylor), Corbin, Jason, and Leo and two great-grandchildren – plus another on the way.
A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at:
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
261 South 900 East
Salt Lake City Utah 84102
Saturday 23 October at 1 p.m.
Please wear purple for Lee as it was her favorite color.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions, capacity is limited.
Anyone wishing to attend is required to wear face masks.
A live broadcast will be available through his personal Facebook account.
in lieu of flowers, please donate on her behalf to:
Best Friends Animal Society
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune October 15-24, 2021.