Sarah Rose Catherine Broeder went home to be with the Lord on May 30, 2011, in Willcox, Ariz. She was born March 12, 1995, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Chuck and Carol (Rose) Broeder. She moved with her family to Willcox February 1996.
She attended First Baptist Christian School (now Joanne Todd Christian School), as well as Willcox Middle and High Schools. She was a homeschooling high school student, who was also working toward earning her Associates Degree at the Cochise College campus in Willcox. She planned to become a Labor and Delivery Nurse, though Veterinary Medicine was a strong second choice. She currently worked at both McDonald's and the Rex Allen Theater. She had also worked at Apple Annie's Farm, Encore Dance Academy, and her family's shop, Cheery Cows Antiques and Collectibles.
Sarah Rose was active at Sacred Heart Church as an altar server, lector, and Eucharistic Minister, as well as being a Catechism teacher's aide and helped our pastor Fr. Stein to train new altar servers. She danced competitively with Encore Dance Academy, was a talented musician (clarinet); an award-winning photographer, and contributed to TAG Magazine.
Sarah Rose had the lifelong dream of going to college at her mother's alma mater, Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, for their "awesome" dance and music programs. At the time of her death, she was looking forward to the possibility of playing the clarinet in band again, and dreamed of becoming a Drum Major for the Willcox High School Marching Band while her sister Elizabeth was Flagline Captain. She also hoped to expand her musical ability by learning to play the cello.
Her sister asks, "Please don't remember her as the girl who died in a car crash. Please remember my sister as the girl who loved Katy Perry (a little too much), who called EVERYBODY 'my love' and ended every story with 'I love them. They're so crazy.'"
She is survived by her parents Chuck and Carol; her sister Elizabeth, and her "brother of the heart," Jeffrey Shroyer, all of Willcox.
She also leaves behind her godparents Pete and Kandy Rose; her aunts, uncles, numerous cousins; her "other godmothers" Bea Reja and Kathy Rhody; her co-workers and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Casey and Betty Broeder, Mary Frances Bettman, and Clayton and Ann Marie Rose; and by her "Madrina" Socorro Bracamonte.
Memorial donations in the name of Sarah Rose Catherine Broeder may be made to: Northern Cochise Community Hospital (NCCH) Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship Fund, 901 W. Rex Allen Drive, Willcox, Ariz. 85643.
The Rosary will be offered Sunday, June 12 at 7 p.m. at Westlawn Chapel in Willcox.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday, June 13, at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, with Fr. Mark Stein as the celebrant.
Internment will follow at Sunset Cemetery in Willcox, followed by a luncheon in the Sacred Heart Parish Hall.
Services entrusted to Westlawn Chapel, Mortuary, and Crematory of Willcox, Ariz.
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