Dec. 30, 1933-Oct. 5, 2020
Janice Anne “Jan” Broderick passed away peacefully Oct. 5, 2020, after a short illness.
She was born in New Orleans Dec. 30, 1933m to Horace Miller Wadsworth and Anne Inge Wadsworth. She attended McMain High School in New Orleans and married Daniel T. “Dan” Broderick Dec. 22, 1951.
She traveled the world with Dan and their children throughout Dan’s 20 year career in the United States Air Force. Their travels took them to Fort Worth, Texas; Biloxi, Miss.; Taipei, Taiwan; Aurora, Colo.; and Naha, Okinawa, before retiring at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City. They continued their journey together by relocating to Natchitoches where Dan began a second 20 year career with the Louisiana Department of Labor.
Janice was a life-long United Methodist and worked in the church offices at First United Methodist Church in Bossier City and at First United Methodist Church in Natchitoches. She was an active member of United Methodist Women for many years and worked at The Travel Place in Natchitoches before retiring.
After their retirement, Janice and Dan continued to enjoy traveling in their motorhome as they reconnected with lifelong friends enjoying the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico and various vacation sites throughout Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi.
Janice was a devoted and loving wife and mother. She was an avid reader and enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow and thrive.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 68 years, Daniel T. Broderick, of Natchitoches; her brother, James Inge Wadsworth of Metairie; her four children, Daniel James Broderick of Hall Summit, Lindy Broderick of Shreveport, Karen Blocker and husband Howard of Spring, Texas, and Dorothy Klein and husband Joe of Tomball, Texas; five grandchildren, Vicki Risinger and husband Aaron of Spring, Allison Murray and husband Mickey of Edinburgh, Scotland, Travis Blocker of Spring, and Katie Klein and Becky Klein of Tomball. She loved and delighted in her great-grandchildren, Caleb, Hayden and Asher Risinger and Charlotte Murray.
Because of continuing COVID-19 restrictions, the family will hold a private memorial at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in her name (Jan Broderick) to
First United Methodist Church, 411 Second Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457