Angus L. Borders


(Feb. 9, 2007)

Funeral services were held Feb. 14 in Lovell for a native of Powell, Angus Lyle Borders. He was 76.

He died Feb. 9 at the North Big Horn Hospital.

He was born March 3, 1930, in Powell, the fifth of six children of Angus M. Borders and Gladys Catherine (Pryde) Borders. He grew up in Powell and attended local schools, graduating from Powell High School were he took part in football, basketball, track and boxing.

He joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 18 and served in Asian Pacific aboard the USS Valley Forge during the Korean War. After his military service, he worked in Vallejo, Calif., for Electrodata Corp., helping to make the first computers and calculators.

He married Linda Karlinsey on June 24, 1960, at the Salt Lake City Temple.

After returning to the Big Horn Basin, he worked at a variety of jobs until settling in at the Big Horn Coop in Lovell, where he was employed until 1985. He retired in 1995 from Georgia Pacific.

Angus served as president of the Lovell Chamber of Commerce and president of the Wyoming Grain and Feed Dealers Association. He also served as a trustee on the Lovell School Board and was an agricultural advisor to Gov. Ed Herschler.

He battled Parkinson’s Disease for more than 26 years. Through his ordeal, he maintained dignity and a sense of humor.

Survivors include his wife, Linda of Lovell; his children, Joel (April) Borders of Yankton, S.D., Gayla Green (David) of Snohomish, Wash., Kurt (Linda) Borders of Basin, Kari Sue Whicker (Tom) of Kailua, Haw., and Kim Clark (Brett) of Spokane, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and his sister, Patricia Henry of Powell.

Services were at the Lovell LDS Church, and burial was in the Lovell Cemetery.