Sara Faye Broom (Shafer), 32, passed away at the hospital after a brief illness on October 17, 2020. She was born in Anchorage, AK and later moved to Highlands Ranch, CO, where she spent most of her childhood. She graduated from Chugiak High School in Chugiak, AK. While living in Alaska she enjoyed an extremely close relationship with her grandpa, who treated her like the princess she was. She had a close knit, boisterous family who she used to joke operated like a mafia but always made her feel very loved and safe. Sara was proud and determined to graduate with a bachelors degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Colorado while raising her firstborn son Lynden. She later received her Master’s Degree in Business from Colorado Technical University and had plans for getting her doctorate next.
Sara met the love of her life, her husband Michael Broom, in 2010. Sara was a devoted mother and a loving wife. She enjoyed taking her sons Lynden, Ryker, and Evryn fishing, hiking, and on play dates with her friends and their cousins. She was fiercely protective over her sons and took great pride in their every accomplishment and milestone. Sara knew that she had chosen the very best father for her boys in Michael, and she loved the family that they created together.
Sara was a beloved friend to a wide range of people; she could find common ground with and befriend absolutely anyone. She loved to welcome friends into her home and entertain. Birthdays, baby showers, and engagement parties were all meticulously planned for the people she loved. She was a dedicated and thoughtful gift giver and got great enjoyment out of finding the perfect gifts for those she loved.
Sara loved horses and recently purchased Dixon, a gorgeous little gelding that she was looking forward to training. She loved to sew and do crafts with her kids, and she loved to travel. In her lifetime Sara traveled across the US, through Europe and into Mexico, both for fun and to visit loved ones. She was an avowed and proud Trekkie and could always be counted on to remember obscure trivia or seemingly unimportant minutia from any of the Star Trek franchise. She was a natural communicator and tried to understand everything about the people around her. She always put others before herself and expected the best from her family and herself.
In addition to her husband and sons, Sara is survived by her parents Roger Shafer and Patsy Love, her sister Sophie Shafer, her dogs Dan and Ned, and many, many friends and relatives.