INDIAN ISLAND – Sandra Ann (Mitchell) Broschard, 71, passed away peacefully March 28, 2012 surrounded, by her loving family after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Born July 14, 1940, the daughter of Theodore and Eleanor Mitchell of Penobscot Nation, Indian Island.
She was predeceased by her beloved grandparents, Francis and Mabel Ranco; parents; and brother, Howard Mitchell of Indian Island. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ralph E.; three children, Ralph L. and wife, Cheri, Cheryl A. and husband, Wayne, and Richard F. and wife, Shannon; four grandchildren, the lights of her life, Michael J. and wife, Kelly, Jamie F., Abigail M., and Grace P.; five great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews; five sisters, Nancy, Marie, Elaine, Maryellen and Natalie; and seven brothers, Dana, Eugene, Stephen, Richard, Wayne, Kevin and Carl. Sandra leaves behind many close friends and other family members, who dearly loved her for her sweetness, sense of humor, great loyalty and devotion. She will be greatly missed by us all.
She was a graduate of Old Town High School, class of 1958. She had resided in Somers Point, N.J., for the last 45 years. She retired from Prudential Insurance Co. after many years of service to the organization.
A memorial service and Mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Indian Island. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sandra’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or St. Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 North Main St., Chamberlain, SD 57325.