BORDEN, LOIS November 25, 1923 to November 19, 2012 Lois Borden, a longtime La Mesa resident, was 88. She was born in Glendale, California to Ruth and Karl Mouthrop. Mrs. Borden passed away at the San Diego Hospice, just yards from her childhood home in Hillcrest, following a fall. She lived in the same La Mesa home since 1958. Mrs. Borden graduated from San Diego High School in 1942. With first husband, Donald Pike, she had two daughters, Sharon Lawrence of Cameron Park, California, and Victoria Pynchon of Los Angeles. In the 1960s, she married second husband Kern Borden, a lithographer and photoengraver who invented the chemical compound SureKote. Upon retiring, the couple traveled the world. Mrs. Borden, who worked in retail, was a top-ranked Life Master Bridge player and expert. People seeking master status paid to be her Bridge partner. Her final companion was Paul Booth, whom she'd known since high school and with whom she reconnected at a high school reunion after both Booth and Borden's spouses had passed away. The pair, until her death, could be seen dancing at group functions. In addition to her daughters, she is survived by grandchildren Daniel Lawrence of Cameron Park and Cassandra Lawrence of Washington, D.C., stepdaughter Carole (Borden) Rodrigues of Hilo, Hawaii, sons-in-law Dennis Herron and Stephen Goldberg, and four step-grandchildren Tammy, Tia, Tiane, and Tarra. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the San Diego Hospice in Mrs. Borden's name.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Dec. 5, 2012