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Holbrook Miller (Holy) Boruck


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Holbrook Miller (Holy) Boruck Obituary

Holbrook (Holy) Miller Boruck passed away at home with loved ones in Bakersfield, CA on August 16, 2016. He often said "I've lead a great life!" and he had.

Holy was the second son of Leland Miller Boruck and Mildred Ellen Boruck, born December 21, 1927 in San Jose, CA. He was in the first class at Lincoln High School, Captain of the football team and Student Body President. He went on to graduate from Stanford University where he also played football. He loved watching and following college football his whole life. His knowledge of the game and coaching strategy made it enjoyable to watch the games with him. His interest in learning also continued his whole life. He became a teacher; first in Castro Valley, CA, then a teacher and counselor at Yuba College where he spent the rest of his career. Holy had a keen interest in the ethics of politics and finances, and throughout his life sent political and financial information he felt was important to family friends. In retirement the wanderlust bug hit him hard. He bought a motor home to live in and hit the road for many years. He traveled all over the Western states from Alaska to Nevada. He felt free, met many wonderful people and often said these were the most enjoyable years of his life.

Holy did not want a memorial ceremony. His wishes are to have his ashes mixed with his beloved dogs' ashes – Digger I, Digger II and Baby Boy – and spread on one of his favorite fishing rivers in Washington. Unique is a good word to describe Holy. He was loved and missed by many and his loss is dearly felt by his four daughters who loved him deeply – Rebecca M. Jones, Holly A. Boruck, Alisa G.L. Dodge and Jennifer (Jennie) E. Boruck.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Sept. 2 to Sept. 4, 2016
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