Darla Sue McBroom

Darla Sue McBroom, 80, of Friona, Texas, passed away on July 14, 2022, in Friona, Texas. Darla Sue Newberry was born April 26, 1942, in Amarillo, Texas to Carl and Mozell Dyess Newberry.

Darla was a homemaker and a teacher’s assistant. She retired from Lazbuddie ISD after a long, rewarding career. Darla enjoyed gardening and always had colorful flower beds. She learned to love putting puzzles together during the pandemic and completed dozens of them the last few years. She had an affinity for animals, and often donated to local animal shelters.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Orin “Okie” McBroom; a son, Troy McBroom, and brother, Merwin Newberry.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Casey McBroom and wife, April, of Happy, Texas, and Patrick McBroom and wife, Ronna, of Canyon, Texas; her daughter, Lori Stormes and husband, Andy of Amarillo, Texas; grandchildren, Skyla and husband Dustin, Tamra, Tristan, Dallam and wife Abbie, Demi and husband Colby, Breena, Kathie and husband Andrew, and Kimmie; great-grandchildren, Troy, Brogan, Bennett, Kamden, Brynlee, Kelbi, Grant, and River. She is also survived by one sister-in-law, Carol Newberry, of Abilene, Texas; several nieces, nephews, special friends, and her dog and beloved companion, Allie.

Darla’s children invite you to join us to celebrate her life well lived on Friday, July 29th, at the Happy Methodist Church from 2:00-4:00 PM. The address is 2300 Happy West Road, Happy, TX 79042, just north of the football field. This will be a casual time of fellowship and reminiscing.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Parmer Paws, 115 W 11th in Friona, in her name would be appreciated.


  1. Hardy and Adeana Carlyle

    We were so sad to hear of Darla’s passing. She looked so happy and vibrant in the pictures from her birthday party. Just wish we could have been there. Your mom was always so dependable and willing to do whatever was asked of her. She had an affinity for helping students that were having trouble. We also appreciated her dry and intelligent sense of humor. I know you will miss her greatly and hope all the good memories ease the sadness of being without her. Love to you all, Hardy and Adeana Carlyle

  2. Patricia Spencer

    My deepest sympathy to Darla’s family. She was a wonderful lady
    I always admired her stamina and grace. May she Rest In Peace with the beloved family members who went before her and may God’s grace always take care of those she dearly loved and left behind.

  3. Dianna Hernandez

    My most sincere condolences to the McBroom family! Darla was such a sweet and strong lady. I know she. will be missed by so many. Eternal rest grant unto her and may the perpetual light shine upon her. Prayers for all of you!

  4. Rick Copp

    Our thoughts and prayer are with all of you. Darla was one of the kindest, sweetest, most dependable lady we have enjoyed knowing. She will be missed by all who knew her. Rest and peace for her now as she is in the arms of Jesus. Rick & Lana Copp

  5. Belinda Steinbock

    Darla and I worked together at Lazbuddie. I considered her a true and wonderful friend. We enjoyed lots of good conversation, and I will always cherish her quiet and wise advise. She was always willing to help in any way and never complained. We shared a special affection for animals and flowers. Rest now my dear friend, wish I could have seen you. We will have lots to talk about on that fine day! Love to all, prayers for comfort, and lots of hugs to her sweet Allie!
    Belinda and Charleson Steinbock

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