May 23, 2010


Rilla Marie McBroom


Rilla Marie McBroom, 83, of Midland, was called home Thursday, May 20, 2010. She was born April 13, 1927 to the late Loran Loy and Iva Pearl Bates in Elwood, Kansas and moved to Electra, Texas where she graduated high school.


She was married July 7, 1946 to Jack L. McBroom. In 1963, she moved with her family to Midland, where she worked as a nurse for over forty years. Following her retirement, Rilla spent much time volunteering within, as well as outside of, the medical community. Rilla loved spending time with friends, being an active church member, caring for animals, and, most of all, being with her family. She will long be remembered for her strength, Christian faith, humor, and dedication to her loved ones.


Rilla is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Wesley, Johnny, and Gerald; her sisters, Louise Scherling and Buena Lewellan; her husband; and her daughter, Rita Roan. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Cathy McBroom of Wichita Falls; her son, Mike McBroom of Midlothian; her daughter and son-in-law, LouAnn and Keith Potter of The Woodlands; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Online condolences can be made at


The family would like to thank Dr. Raj Patel for his many years of care, practicing not only the science, but also the art of medicine.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed in Rilla's memory, to the Dr. Celia Harris Nursing Scholarship Fund care of the Midland College Foundation, 3600 North Garfield Street, Midland, Texas, 79705. You may call the Foundation office at (432) 685-4526 for more information. If you wish to make an online gift, visit Give a Gift, or you may mail your donation to:


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