Deloris Joyce Borger, 80, of Riverbank passed away quietly at home on the evening of Saturday, May 2, 2009. She had fought a brief bout with cancer. Although death claimed victory in this battle, the final victory has already been won by the Lord. Deloris is in the presence of her Lord now. She is awaiting, along with the rest of the saints, her final resurrection at Jesus’ second coming. She is a member of Orangeburg Avenue Baptist Church of Modesto, CA.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Richard Borger, along with three sons and their wives, Richard and Dianna Borger of Modesto, David and Patricia Borger of St. Charles, IL, and Todd and Timberley Borger of Louisville, KY. She is also survived by grandchildren and step-grandchildren Krislynne Wallace of Modesto; Emily, Michael, and Nicholas Borger of St. Charles, IL; and Samuel Borger of Louisville, KY. She is survived by her sister Alice West of Santa Clarita, CA. She was preceded in death by her brother, James Neblett, and sister, Leola Wymer. She was also preceded in death by her granddaughter, Anna Borger.
Deloris was born in Joplin, MO and graduated from Joplin High School in 1947. She married Richard Borger in 1952 and moved with him to his home state of California where they spent the rest of their lives. They lived in Southern California where their three sons were born until 1971, when they moved to the San Francisco area. From 1973 until 2005 they lived in Half Moon Bay, CA. They then moved to their final home together in Riverbank, CA. Deloris worked in several jobs during her life, but she spent the most time as an employee of the Cabrillo Unified School District in Half Moon Bay, CA.
Deloris is greatly loved by her family and friends and will be missed. She was kind and loving. She was part of a quilting group that made quilts for cancer patients. Special quilts were frequent Christimas gifts to children and grandchildren. Richard and Deloris shared many things together, but they especially loved traveling. Together they visited all 50 states. They rode by motorcycle to Canada. They traveled by RV to Alaska. They traveled to Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Their favorite vacation place was Hawaii.
Deloris will most be remembered as a woman who loved her family, took care of her husband, and raised three good sons. She will be remembered as a loving and caring grandmother who was always ready to play another game with the grandchildren. She will be remembered as a faithful and dependable woman. She will also be remembered as adventurous and spontaneous. We love you, Deloris. We love you, Mom. We love you, Grandma.
A memorial service will be held at Orangeburg Avenue Baptist Church, 313 East Orangeburg Avenue, Modesto, CA 95350, Phone: (209) 577-2575.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the church in memory of Deloris. Donations made to Orangeburg Baptist will be given to the International Mission Board to support Southern Baptist mission work overseas. Also, a fund was established last year by Western Hills Church, San Mateo, CA, in memory of our sweet Anna who died on May 7, 2008. This fund was established with the intent of installing an exterior baptistery so that baptisms would become a witness to the community. The family has decided to rename this fund the Anna & Deloris Borger Make Christ Known Baptistery Fund in honor of both of their memories. Donations made to this fund may be sent to the the following address:
Western Hills Church, 3399 CSM Drive,San Mateo, CA 94402, Phone: (650) 574-4881