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Dorothy E. (Garms) Borneman

August 16, 2018

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Dorothy Borneman passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at her home in Gooding.

She was born in Hayward, California on July 14, 1926.  Dorothy graduated from Hayward High in 1944 and UC Davis in 1949.  She moved to Quincy, California after graduation to teach high school Home Economics and PE.  Dorothy wanted to learn how to ski and was set up with Frank Borneman, Quincy’s most eligible bachelor, in January 1950. They were married on August 6, 1950 at her parent’s home in Pleasanton, California. 

She was an extension home economist for Plumas and Sierra Counties which she was always and forever heavily involved in the county fair.  She spent most of her adult life as a homemaker, wife, 4-H leader and thoroughly enjoyed all her many club associations and activities.  After moving to Gooding, Idaho in August 1972, Dorothy discovered farm auctions as a hobby. She was also interested in history, art, antiques, genealogy, gardening, flower arranging, wildflowers, and being outdoors, especially in her beloved iris patch.  Dorothy lived every day to the fullest.  She never stopped moving, learning, and striving to improve. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, and husband of 52 years.

She leaves behind, her son Bill and daughter-in-law Donna(Huber) Edson, Kansas and daughter Kathy Spooner of Moss Bluff, Louisiana. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Sarah Borneman, Hays, KS; Robert Borneman, Edson, KS; Dawn Spooner, New Orleans, Louisiana and Austin Spooner of Moss Bluff, Louisiana.

A Celebration of Life for Dorothy will be held Saturday, September 1, 2018  at 12:00 noon at the Basque Center in Gooding, Idaho.  The family has chosen to do a potluck lunch, so if you would like to bring a dish it would be greatly appreciated.  The family also welcomes everyone to bring a story or memory of Dorothy to share during the celebration.  Her smile, dimples and sparkly blue eyes will be missed.








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Celebration of Life
September 1, 2018

12:00 PM
Gooding Basque Center
285 Euskadi Lane
Gooding, Idaho 83330

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