Maryon Mayme Border passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. She recently said she was looking forward to going to her home in heaven with Jesus. She was born on March 9, 1919 to William and Claire (Tinder) Border. She is a descendant of the Tinder and Black families, early settlers in the Gallatin Valley. Her heritage takes her to the Madison River at Black's Ford west of Bozeman where her grandparents and great grandparents had a stage coach stop and assisted travelers in crossing the Madison River in the 1860s.
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She lived her early years on a ranch northwest of Belgrade and attended the Belgrade school, often riding her horse Trix to school. In 1930, her father accepted a job in Bozeman where she graduated from Gallatin County high school in 1936. She then attended Multnomah Bible School in Portland, Ore. While there her interest in the medical field led her back to Bozeman, she graduated from MSC in 1944 with a degree in bacteriology with a medical technology option. She then attended Wayne State University in Detroit receiving a master's degree in medical technology in January 1947. She began her medical career working in a Bozeman doctor's office. In 1950, she felt she wanted a change; she joined the West Indies Missions that had a school in Haiti. While there she taught and assisted the Haitians with medical lab procedures. After l0 years of medical missionary work, she returned home. She then worked in Bozeman, Mont., Vernon, Wash., and Butte, Mont. Upon returning to Bozeman, she accepted an opportunity to work at the MSU Veterinary Research Lab. She was thrilled to do research that let her combine her love for animals and her medical experience; she remained there until her retirement in 1985.
Upon retirement, she moved up Gallatin Canyon. She enjoyed living in the mountains in her log cabin, reading and viewing the wildlife for 25 years. In 2010, failing health forced her to move into Bozeman. She has been a member of Grace Bible Church since 1934.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Claire Border, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Maryon is survived by her brother, Robert G. (Irene) Border; her niece, Debbie (Roger) Boom; two nephews, Tim Border and Ted (Jess) Border; great nieces and nephews, Jaycey Ells, Sara Boom, Kade Border and Ben Border, and cousins.
The family would like to thank the staff of Spring Meadows Assisted Living and Bozeman Deaconess Hospice for their kindness and help in caring for Maryon.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29 from noon to 7 p.m. at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial services will be held Thursday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. at Grace Bible Church Fireside Room. Private family interment at Sunset Hills Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Global Outreach at Grace Bible Church or
. Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, www.dokkennelson.com.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Oct. 29 to Oct. 30, 2014