Colleen Marie Morrow Brobeck, 83, died after an extended illness on March 9,
2015, at Sterling House of Richmond.
She was born on August 5, 1931 in Independence, Missouri to Harland R. and Martha B. Martin Morrow and had lived in the Richmond area since 1962.
She graduated from La Porte High School in LaPorte, TX and was Salutatorian of her Senior class. Following High School she worked as a Secretary in the Pentagon and later for Taub Engineering in Washington, DC, prior to marrying her husband, William R. Brobeck, in Washington, DC, on January 22, 1955.
She spent many years with her certified therapy dogs, Geben and Doozie, as a Volunteer at Reid Hospital in Richmond and at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, IN and continued to volunteer even after their passings. She was a member of the National Association of Dog Obedience
Instructors (NADOI), Therapy Dogs Incorporated (TDInc) and the Standard Schnauzer Club of America. She was a long-time member of the Whitewater Valley Dog Obedience Club and taught many classes for the Richmond community as Director of Training. In addition she actively showed her family dogs in obedience and earned numerous titles (AKC, UKC) on various breeds including a Saint Bernard, a Cocker Spaniel, a Miniature Schnauzer, and two Standard Schnauzers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother, James M. Morrow. She is survived by six children: Garren Brobeck, Laurie Jeans (H. Daniel), Teresa Brobeck, Michael Brobeck (Nancy), Patrick Brobeck (Whitney), and Matthew Brobeck (Karen). She is also survived by her brother, Robert E. Morrow, of Clearwater, FL; eleven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
A prayer service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Smith & McQuiston
Funeral Home in Fountain City. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2015
at the funeral home.
The Brobeck family is very thankful for the care and support provided by the staff with Premiere Hospice and the staff at Sterling House of Richmond. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com .