- Jack (JB) Broberg, 80, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Logan Regional Hospital.
He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on Nov. 4, 1920 to Ernest J. and Elizabeth Hansen Broberg. The family later settled in Southern California where Jack completed high school in Glendale, California. He was known for the special care he had for his mother, especially during the last years of her life. He continued his university studies at USC, graduating in Engineering in 1954, while working for Lockheed Aircraft Company. Later Jack bought the franchise rights to operate the successful Bob's Big Boy, home of the original double deck hamburger, in Utah. The first JB's Big Boy Restaurant (named after himself) opened in Provo in 1961 and within a short time Jack lead a company that operated more than one hundred restaurants throughout the western Unites States. As Founder, President and Chairman of the Board, his company provided services to an ever-increasing population and employed thousands of people. The name change to JB's Family Restaurant reflected the changing restaurant market that also saw his company introduce other concepts such as Galaxy Diner and Home Town Buffet restaurants. Jack through his company sponsorship, provided funding for scholarships and other athletic activities in Utah, especially at BYU in 1970's. He remained physically active his whole life, playing golf at every available opportunity and keeping abreast of local, national and world events.
He moved back to Utah in 1999, where he lived near his youngest daughter's family.
Jack is survived by a sister, Norma Broberg Slight, Encinitas, California; three daughters, Deila Broberg Taylor, Irvine, California; Jeni Broberg Holzapfel, Provo, Utah; and Talee Broberg Meacham, North Logan, Utah; and fifteen grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 9, 2001 at the North Logan Stake Center, 2750 North 800 East, North Logan, Utah where a viewing will be held one hour prior to services. Interment, Logan City Cemetery. Arrangements by Allen -Cranney Mortuary, No. Logan, Utah.