Colene Borger

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Colene V. Borger
August 7, 1919 - December 3, 2015
Colene V. (Keeney) Borger, 96, peacefully passed from this life to the next on December 3, 2015 to see Jesus face to face and to be reunited with Lyle her loving husband of 66 years. She was born on August 7, 1919 in Lucas County Iowa to Harley and Anna (Woods) Keeney.
On July 21, 1940 she married her sweetheart and the love of her life Lyle C. Borger. In 1943 she moved with her two year old daughter Carolyn to San Diego, CA to be near Lyle at Camp Pendleton after he enlisted in the Marine Corps. Following World War II two more children were born into their home a daughter Donna and a son Stephen. In 1955 they entered the first pastoral assignment and were truly partners in ministry for 45 years. Colene loved Jesus, loved the Church, loved people and worked tirelessly in the church wherever she was needed. They served churches in Iowa, Illinois, and Colorado and in 1995 moved to Nampa. She was the quintessential hostess and entertained hundreds of guest in her home over the years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lyle, two brothers and one sister.
She is survived by two daughters Carolyn (Jerry) Cordell of Tustin, CA, and Donna (Richard) Suman of Ashland, KY and a son Stephen (Carol) of Nampa. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, a brother and three sisters.
The family wants to specially thank Sunnyridge nursing staff and Legacy Hospice for their kind and loving care.
A funeral service is planned for Monday December 7, 2015 10:00 a.m. at Nampa First Church of the Nazarene, 601 16th Ave. So. A public viewing will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel, 415 12th Ave. So. - 442-8171. An online guest book is available at
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Trinity Pines Camp and Conference Center, 55 S.W. 5th Ave. Suite 100, Meridian, ID 83642.

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Nampa Funeral Home Yraguen Chapel
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Nampa, ID 83651
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Dec. 6, 2015