Sara Leon Broadbent, beloved mother, grandmother (Grammie), aunt, and friend, passed away on June 22, 2024, in Sammamish, WA at the age of 84. Born on February 8, 1940, in Binghamton, NY, Sara spent more than four decades in the Binghamton area before relocating to Babylon, NY, then Tampa, FL, and eventually settling in Sammamish, WA.

Sara was a graduate of Centenary University in NJ. Most of her career was spent in the financial sector, where her professionalism and positivity shone brightly. However, her true passions lay in her family and friends. Sara was a beacon of optimism, always sporting a smile and offering kind words that uplifted those around her.

In her leisure time, Sara found joy in knitting, golf and tending to her plants and flowers. She excelled on the women's golf league in Sun City Center, FL, showcasing her competitive spirit and love for the game. Her green thumb was evident in her skillful care of plants and flowers, particularly her beloved orchids, which she tended to with great devotion. Alongside her remarkable gardening talents, she possessed an exceptional knack for knitting, crafting exquisite blankets and, most notably, the most charming sweaters lovingly stitched for her grandsons when they were young.

Sara is survived by her son, Eric Olmstead; daughter, Tonya Boezi; daughter-in-law, Wendy Olmstead; son-in-law, Brian Boezi; and grandsons, Kyle Olmstead and Anthony Boezi, along with Kyle Olmstead's wife, Devyn Olmstead. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud Broadbent; mother, Lovetta Leon; father, Melville Leon; and sister, Tonya Reynolds.

In remembrance of Sara's brave battle with Alzheimer's disease, contributions may be made in her honor to the association, please see link below. Her life was a testament to finding the "bright side" of challenges, and her memory will continue to inspire and uplift those who were fortunate enough to know her.

A private family service will be held to honor Sara's memory.

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