Clyne Broderick

Clyne Kay Broderick born March 24, 1934, in Spring Canyon, Utah, passed away in his sleep on the morning of January 31, 2021, in St. George Utah.
He was the middle child in a family of five children born to Joseph Alston and Lola May Broderick. He was raised in the coal mining towns of Spring Canyon and Emery, Utah.

In his teen years, the ill health of his father necessitated a move to Stockton, California. He later moved to Southern California where he graduated from Huntington Park high school, and a few years later met the love of his life, Zina Swapp, whom he married in May 1956 in the St. George Utah Temple. They had four children and enjoyed living in Southern California for many years, along with a short but memorable 6 years in Sparks, NV. He and Zina moved to St. George in 2016.

Clyne was employed for 50 years as a parts man and parts manager working for General Motors dealerships where on a daily basis he amazed people with his knowledge of car parts. He was always ready to lend a helping hand or share his expertise with others. Clyne was a quiet man, but when he spoke there was wisdom. In his off time, he was always with family. For him, family came first.

He was preceded in death by his wife Zina Swapp Broderick, his parents Joseph Alston Broderick and Lola May Henningson Broderick, and siblings Alston H Broderick, Roy Dell Broderick, and Bruce Ellis Broderick. He is survived by his children Geraldene Petersen (Mark), James Broderick (Julie), Dianna Thatcher (Jeffery), and Kimberly Peck (Robert); 18 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren, his sister Anna May Cisneros (John), and sister-in-laws Chyrel Swapp, Janet Dixon and Hattie Swapp.

Graveside services will be held at the Kanab City Cemetery on Saturday, February 6, at 2:00 pm.

A recording of the Graveside Service is below.



  1. Jessica February 6, 2021 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    Beautiful service. He and Zina will truly be missed on this earth. Love you all.

  2. James Petersen February 6, 2021 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Thank you for covering this event. I’m a grandson of Clyne and it’s such a tough loss but I’m at peace knowing he’s with the love of his life again. I appreciate this so much in a time when being together for loved ones is difficult. Thank you.

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