Mary E. BorinApril 3, 1920 - November 12, 2014
Mary E. Borin died peacefully on November 12, 2014, in Centennial, CO, with her family.
She was born on April 3, 1920, in Kingsburg, SD, to Tom and Lena Pier. Mary moved to Avon, SD, in 1933 and graduated from Avon High School in 1937. She attended Yankton College from 1937-1941, earning a bachelor's degree in Languages. Mary then went to Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, where she received a master's degree in French and Spanish. Mary taught home economics, Spanish, English, Latin and math at Avon High School before moving to Minneapolis, MN. In 1944 Mary was married and moved to California where she worked at the Army Air Base in Santa Ana and lived on Balboa Island. Her son, Jim, was born in Orange, CA in 1946. Mary moved to Park Ridge, IL in 1946 and daughter, Kristi, was born in Evanston, IL in 1947. Mary and her children moved to Avon, SD in 1952 where she did substitute teaching, was the bookkeeper at a furniture store and worked at the Community Bank where she also served on the Board of Directors. Mary was very involved in community endeavors, including the library board, Monday Reading Club and on the Meadow View Manor Board. She was a 50+ year member of the First Presbyterian Church in Avon, serving as treasurer and singing in the choir. Mary moved to Centennial, CO in 2006 to be near family. She loved life, music, nature and learning, but most of all, her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and 6 brothers: Max, Hugh, Neil, Ralph, Don, and Philip.
She is survived by her children, Jim (Diane) Borin and Kristi (Dale) Zimmerman; 6 grandchildren: Leah (Tom) Huxtable, Erika (Andrew) Henkart, Dedra (Joe) Merrill, Breanne (Doug) Wallaker, Samantha (Greg) McDaniel, Anita Newton; 12 great-grandchildren: Collin, Emily, Julia, Nathan, Tanner, Mallory, Lillian, Isaac, Lucy, Elle, Graeme and Garrett.
The family requests any memorial contributions be donated to the First Presbyterian Church in Avon, SD. Please send memorials to Dale & Kristi Zimmerman, 6997 E. Long Ave., Centennial, CO 80112.