Betty Corrine Robertson Broom

January 6, 1934 - March 16, 2018
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Betty Corrine Robertson Broom, age 84, peacefully passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018. She was born January 6, 1934 in Vernon, Texas to the late Lenville Rogers and Bethel May Rogers.

Betty spent much of her childhood in Galveston, Texas and graduated from Ball High School where she was one of only two accordion players in the Tornadoes’ marching band. She loved music, reading, and picnics at the beach. She was a leader. After high school, she enjoyed earning a business skills certification. Betty then began her insurance career with American National Insurance Company and she moved to Employers Casualty Company, quickly earning promotions to supervisory positions that resulted in a 40-year career.

In 1959, Betty married the love of her life, Zachery Robertson, affectionately called Robbie. They raised two daughters, Bethel and Rochelle, in La Marque, Texas, owned several rental properties, gardened, were active members of the E.L.K.S Lodge, and danced—oh how they loved the big band music! Robbie passed away in 1973. Years later, Betty married another great love, Carl A. Broom. She and Carl enjoyed their Underwater Lights business and hosting backyard celebrations for family, friends, and priests from local Catholic churches.

Betty was an accomplished seamstress and quilter. She used these skills to benefit St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and the community. She sewed infant Baptismal stoles, crafted many quilts for church fundraisers, and created many quilts for family members and less fortunate people she befriended.

Betty is survived by her brother, Dr. Dan Rogers and his wife Camille, daughter Rochelle and husband John Celeste, nephew Kenneth Frohne, numerous step-children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends.

Betty’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary will conclude the evening at 6:00 pm, led by Deacon Sam Dell’Olio.

Funeral Mass will be Friday, March 23, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Father Orrin Halepeska as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to a favorite charity of your choice.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Rosary at 6:00 pm.

Service Information

Date: Friday, March 23, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

St. Patrick Catholic Church


1010 35th St. & Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, March 23, 2018

Time: 11:30 am

Galveston Memorial Park


7301 Memorial Drive
Hitchcock, TX 77563

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Born: January 6, 1934
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Bennett Herrington posted on 3/22/18

In memory of Betty Corrine Robertson Broom, Bennett Herrington lit a candle


Bennett Herrington posted on 3/22/18

It’s been a long time .What l remember the most is that Mrs.Robertson( is what I used to call her)was a friend to my Mother(Opal Herrington). That means the most to me.Thank you Mrs. Robertson RIP..


Kenneth Frohne posted on 3/22/18

Betty was one of the most influential persons in my life and was like a second mother to me. I have scores of wonderful memories from growing up in her house, and the advice she gave me has stood the test of time. The void left by her passing is immense, but the legacy she leaves for all of us is greater by far. I love you and miss you Betty - rest in peace.


Sandra Smith posted on 3/21/18

Zach Praying for you and your family.


Albert Seguin Gonzales posted on 3/19/18

Corrine, you will be missed. I always enjoyed your quick wit and stand on various subjects. I pray for you and your family that God will grant you eternal rest and peace of heart and mind for your family.


Ann Broom posted on 3/19/18

May fond memories of Corrine bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share these before she passed away. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. Ann and Stanley