Funeral services for Elizabeth “Liz” Broomfield, age 89, of Leona, were held at 4:30 P.M., Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas. Rev. John Burchell officiated the service. Mrs. Broomfield was laid to rest in the Evans Chapel Cemetery in Leona, Texas.
Elizabeth Broomfield was born on November 19, 1927 in Rosenberg, Texas to Jose Angel Enriquez & Maria De La Cruz. She lived in the rural Leona area for fifty years where she and her husband owned and operated the Lazy B Exotic Animal Ranch. They were both supporters of the EWA and its causes, where Liz served on the Board of Directors as Membership Chairman. Liz loved nature and raising animals. Usually her activities outdoors led to her finding orphaned animals where she, without hesitation, would take them under her wing and nurture them back to health.
When she wasn’t busy at the ranch, Liz enjoyed traveling. She was a world traveler and took trips as often as she could. Liz also enjoyed dancing, crocheting and working on jigsaw puzzles. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #157 in Buffalo, Leon County Extension Club and Leona Church Quilting Club. Additionally, Liz was a faithful member of the Leona Methodist Church in Leona where she sang in the choir and attended numerous “singings” in the area. No matter what Liz was doing or where she was going, she always made a point to be well dressed.
Liz passed away on August 1, 2017 in Shenandoah, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David Broomfield and brother, Pete Enriquez. Surviving family members include daughters, Linda Curington & husband, Ron, of Shenandoah, Patsy Broomfield of Leona and Mary Fox & husband, Boyd, of Magnolia; brothers, Antonio Yañez, Aucencio Yañez & Matilde Yañez and sisters, Martha Hernandez & Susie Moulton. Liz is also survived by grandchildren, Melinda & Stephen Camp, David & Erin Curington, Heather & Jeff Woods, Brandon & Amanda Fox and Ron Curington, Jr. and great-grandchildren, Lainey Murphy; Christopher, Cameron & Ashley Camp; Kendall Curington; Olivia, Walker & Eliana Woods and Preston Fox.
Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas was in charge of all arrangements. Please visit Mrs. Broomfield’s online memorial webpage at www.waltersfuneralhome.com where condolences may be left for the family.