Robert Lyman Borden (1934 - 2016)

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Robert, "Bob" Borden, 82, passed away at his home peacefully surrounded by his family, in Kalispell, Mont. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Bob was a man of many talents, a wonderful family man. Bob's artistic abilities were never ending his love for music and writing fueled his artistic fire. He had a great sense of humor and compassion for all. Bob was born on June 2, 1934, in Olympia, Washington to Phyllis and Gail Borden. He graduated from Everett High in 1952. He attended Everett Jr. College for a year before he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was a radio operator, stationed in Japan. He graduated from Central Washington College in Ellensburg, Washington with his teaching degree and he later attended the University of Montana. On August 30, 1957, he married his soulmate/best friend, Mary Lou Paice. In 1965 the two moved to fulfil their dreams of raising their family in beautiful Big Sky Country. He was passionate about hunting, fishing, and living off the land. The family legend lives on! Bob taught music for ten years. To him music and teaching were the best of both worlds, he loved to inspire creativity. He began his real estate career in 1971 he bought into Valley Realty, and later started his own office Kalispell Realty. He was a man of incredible morals and ethics. Bob was a very adventurous man, he loved the great outdoors. When he wasn't hunting or fishing in Montana he was fly fishing in the South Pacific. He spent many of his years in the Cook Islands and Hawaiian islands. He often said "if you can't wear sunglasses and shorts then you're in the wrong place!" Bob is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Lou; and their children: Brad and his wife, Shelley; Jeff and his wife, Robin, their children, Brooke and Brant; Stuart and his wife, Becky, their children, Breanne and Chance; Mary Thomas and her children, Zach and his wife, Kailey, Tyler, and Connor; Angie Berry and her husband, Jim, their children, Jacob and Jade; great grandchildren, Luke, Ryan, and Sean Thomas; sister, Lonna Cameron of Yakima, Washington and many nieces and nephews. Bob always told his family they had to create their dreams, nobody was going to build their dreams for them. He believed hard work and honesty would get you where you want to be. He proved that in his life, Recently Bob said "treat each other with love, be nice to each other, that's the only thing that matters", and it is so true, love and family meant the world to Bob, and through our family and the love we share Bob will always be with us. Bob's celebration of life will be held August 20, 2016, at 3 p.m., 127 Rocky Rd. Kalispell, MT. Anyone touched by Bob is welcome to attend. Any questions you can contact Angie at 406-257-9700. The family suggests: donations can be made the local Veterans Pantry, Hospice, or www.mikaylasmiraclesandblessings.com
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Published in The Herald (Everett) on July 31, 2016
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