1918 ~ 2014|
Florence Borger passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014.
Florence was born June 21, 1918 in Vernal, UT to Orin Daniel and Eleanor Merkley Allen. She was the seventh of nine children. Married John D. Massey August 22, 1939. They had seven beautiful children. Later divorced.
Florence worked tirelessly to provide for her family, walk to and from work every day. After her children were grown, she moved to Salt Lake City to attend cosmetology school, winning top student of the year. After graduation she worked as an instructor at Continental College of Beauty. She loved her students and was very beloved in return. Florence married Ruben Borger on June 25, 1974. They were happily married for seventeen years before his passing. On February 18, 2009, she entered the Bountiful LDS, where she was sealed to Ruben.
Florence lived out her golden years in Bountiful, UT, where she had many wonderful friends.
Survived by six of her children, Orin Allen (Dennise), Elynn (Donald) Halterman, Jay Dee (Denise), Dennis (Kim), Maureen (Robert) Allred, and Ira Dell (Lorie). Affectionately known as Grandma Great, she proudly leaves a legacy of four generations of progeny. She will be greatly missed by all.
Preceded in death by her parents, siblings, and eldest son, Duane.
Special thanks to neighbors Diane Harker and Ida Lue Dewey, her guardian angels.
A viewing will be held at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 N. Main St, Bountiful UT 84010, on Tuesday, August 19th from 6-8 pm. Graveside service will be held Wednesday, August 20th at 1 pm at the Maeser-Fairview Cemetery in Vernal, Utah. Online guestbook at www.russonmortuary.com
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Aug. 17, 2014