Rev. Charles D. Borho (1926 - 2011)

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Rev. Charles D. Borho

March 10, 1926 - July 9, 2011

BEAVERTON - Fr. Charles D. Borho, retired priest of the Archdiocese of Portland, died peacefully in the Lord on July 9, 2011, at Maryville Nursing Home in Beaverton. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, July 14, 11 a.m., at St. Mary's Cathedral in Portland. There will be a Rosary on Wednesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at St. Cecilia Church in Beaverton. Charles Donald Borho was born on March 10, 1926, in Nekoma, North Dakota, the son of Alexander Borho and Julia Koehmstedt. He attended schools in Nekoma until he entered the U.S. Marines in 1944, serving in Okinawa and Northern China until 1946. He then attended the University of Portland, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1950. In 1951, he began his seminary studies at Mt. Angel Seminary and from there went on to theological studies at St. Edward Seminary in Kenmore, Washington. Fr. Borho was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Portland on May 18, 1957. Fr. Borho's ministry of 54 years included: assistant director of St. Mary's Home for Boys in Beaverton; associate pastor/pastor at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Astoria; associate pastor of St. James Parish in McMinnville; pastor, St. Cecilia Parish in Beaverton; and pastor of St. Paul's Parish, St. Paul until his retirement in July of 2009. Upon retirement, Fr. Borho moved to Mount Angel Towers and resided there until ill health in association with lung cancer necessitated his move to Maryville Nursing Home. Fr. Borho was preceded in death by brothers Leslie, Joseph, Arnold, James, and John, and sisters Geneva and Mary Borho. He is survived by brothers Cyril, Norbert, and Alfred, as well as numerous other family members. In lieu of cards and flowers, donations in Fr. Borho's memory can be made to the Priests' Retirement Fund - Archdiocese of Portland, 2838 E. Burnside, Portland, OR 97214. Please visit for more information.

Published in StatesmanJournal on July 13, 2011
Fr. Charles D. Borho
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