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Dr. Doyl E. Broomfield, 81, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away Friday, January 8, 2021 at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
Doyl was born July 20, 1939 in Little River County, Arkansas, son of the late Floid V. and Nancy E. (Green) Broomfield.
Doyl graduated from high school at the age of 16 as the salutatorian and worked through college and optometry school in the oil fields and selling shoes at Sears. He married Louise J. Franklin at the age of 19 in 1959 and they were married for 61 years. He practiced optometry in Western Arkansas and retired in 1997, traveling abroad to work as a missionary for the International Mission Board for the Southern Baptist Church. After returning to the States, he resumed his practice and retired on September 26, 2020. For the last two years of his life, he provided full time care for his wife. He will be remembered as an upstanding, hardworking, driven, God-fearing man who loved his wife, children and family.
Doyl is survived by his loving wife, Louise Broomfield of Cheyenne; son, James Broomfield of Cheyenne; daughter, Angela (Bryan) Reeder of Mead, CO; brothers, Delmo Broomfield of Benton, AR and Lenwood Broomfield of Arkansas; and six grandchildren, Joshua Broomfield of Baton Rouge, LA, Nathan Broomfield of Cheyenne, Jenna Broomfield of Cheyenne, Sara Jo Reeder of Mead, CO, Michael Reeder of Mead, CO and David Reeder of Mead, CO.
A private family service will be held in Esterbrook, Wyoming. Cremation is under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Doyl’s memory may be made to Helping Hands Ministry of Grand Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas, or International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention in Richmond, Virginia.
Services are entrusted to Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, 2222 Russell Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.
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