Rebecca “Becky” McBroom, Ada resident, passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Becky was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on January 20, 1959 to Hubert and Daisy (Spencer) Sandfur. She lived in the Earlsboro area most of her life before moving to Ada. She was a member of the Seminole Tribe and of the Ocese Band. She married Larry McBroom on March 16, 2002, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on December 11, 2016.
Becky always thought her biggest achievement in life was seeing her children and grandchildren being raised. She was always there when they needed her. Becky didn’t have an easy life when she was growing up she grew too fast and had to wear a back brace. They wanted to do surgery on her back but it wasn’t a guarantee that they would fix her back and she might end up paralyzed so her momma and daddy didn’t have it done. She then got cancer on one of her kidneys and had to have it removed when she was a young adult. This disability didn’t keep her down nor from doing the things she loved to do. Becky was a giver not a taker. She didn’t have much money to live on but she always paid her bills no matter what. She only lived a couple houses down from her mom and every day after cleaning her house she would run down and clean her momma’s house. The siblings relied on Becky to take care of momma and probably didn’t thank her enough for doing all she did for her. She was a divorced mother with three sons which was no easy task but she did it. Later in life, she met the love of her life. Larry took her boys in and raised them as his own. When he became sick and had to have heart surgery guess who it was to nurse him back to health…Becky. Larry started having other complications with his diabetes and needed daily care in dressing his leg wounds and Becky did it all. Never complaining. Looking back at her life, if you saw Becky you would see Larry. They were a pair. Becky loved to laugh and she and Larry would get themselves into some weird situations. Her heart broke into a million pieces when Larry went to be with the Lord, but she always said she would see him again. As a giver, when her health allowed her to, she worked at the Seminole Salvation Army store which gave her joy. She never turned anyone down that needed help. She and her momma set up a food bank at a church which they both loved doing. Becky loved going to garage sales and just in the last few years she decided to see what the casino world was all about. She wasn’t a big gambler but wanted to be around people and didn’t want to be lonely. She would only bet 1 penny at a time. If she felt lucky, she increased it to 2 cents. She thought she hit the Grand jackpot when she won $32. This last year, when she was diagnosed with a liver condition and on a liver transplant list, she said, “I think the kids will be ok.” She wasn’t worried about Ryan or Tristian anymore and she knew Josh was going to be ok too after his wreck. She prepared as much as she could to prepare her family for this day. She loved the Lord and read her bible. Becky loved going to church and hearing gospel music. She always said, she wanted to feel the Spirit in church! Becky was good to everyone. God saved her from all the pain and suffering she was enduring with her cancer. Even to the end, she was a giver as she was an organ donor.
Becky is survived by her three sons, Jeremy Long and wife, Valerie of Weatherford, OK, Johnthan Long and Amanda Black of Earlsboro and Joshua Gregg and wife, Amy of Shawnee; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Ann Allgood, Nyeaka Jimboy, Myra and JD Sheppard, Beverly Crawford, Glenda Sandfur, Shirley and Bane Watkins, of Ada, Franklin Sandfur of Earlsboro and Ben Sandfur of El Paso, NM; grandchildren, Ryan Long, Tristan Long, Rylie Pekah, Natalie Pekah, Tyler Long, Joseph Black, Brittnie Sheppard, Lilyan Black, Isaiah Gregg, Kaleb Gregg and Ashlynn Whiteman and many other family and friends.
Becky was preceded in death by her parents; husband and two brothers Buck Harjo and Jimmie Sandfur.
Casket bearers will be Merrill Hernandez, Cork Snodgrass, Chris Watkins, Brandon Sandfur, Michael Sheppard and Stace Harjo. Honorary casket bearers will be Robby Huggins and Michael Allgood.
Viewing will be Thursday, January 6, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022 at Coney Island Tabernacle in Bowlegs, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery in Konawa, Oklahoma.
Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma.