Richard Borden Ph.D.

Dr. Richard A. Borden passed away on July 31, 2020 after a long struggle with cancer. He came to Flagstaff in 1978 to begin a physical therapy program at NAU. He was the first Dean of the then College of Health Professions and served as the Interim Director of the High Altitude Training Center. He is remembered as teacher, dean, coach of weightlifting, and friend . He is survived by his wife Donna Borden, daughter's Allison and Mark House, Andrea and Bradley Lail and grandchildren JD House, Darby House, Anna Lail, Laura Lail, and Jacob Lail . Memorial Service will be held in the courtyard of American Lutheran Church of Sun City on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 10:00 am. Masks are required and social distancing will be available. A scholarship for a physical therapy student has been started at NAU.

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Published by Arizona Daily Sun on Oct. 23, 2020.
Memorial service
courtyard of American Lutheran Church of Sun City
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My heartfelt sympathy on your loss. Your family and ours had many years of friendship, and though we lost touch for the past several years, we still enjoy pictures and memories of you all. I personally remember Richard in many exhausting games of racquetball, floating like a large, super fast boxer as he reached and returned every shot, and usually won! I pray that your memories of Richard´s love, humor, strength, and accomplishments give you comfort for many years to come. Love to you all, Lon and Cecilia.
Lon Owen
October 29, 2020
My condolences to Donna and the girls. He/you both contributed so much to our community in Flagstaff and to the sport of weightlifting. Much to be proud of. Thinking of you.
Sybil Smith
October 29, 2020