Robert Pryde Borders


(Oct. 19, 2006)

Funeral services will be conducted today (Tuesday, Oct. 24) at 10 a.m. at the Avenue E Chapel of the LDS Church for Robert Pryde (Bob) Borders, 80, who died Thursday, Oct. 19 in Powell.

Bishop Rod Barton will preside at services.

Bob was born July 8, 1926, at Powell, son of Angus Borders and Gladys (Pryde) Borders. He attended local schools through his junior year in high school and married Phyllis Hinkel in Columbus, Mont., on March 25, 1944. Their marriage was later solemnized in the LDS Salt Lake City Temple on Aug. 23, 1951.

He was a member of the LDS Church.

As a long-time Powell businessman, he purchased the Texaco service station and the Exxon service station and bulk plant on Feb. 1, 1973, and operated for many years.

He enjoyed boating, skiing, camping, snowmobiling and 4-wheeling, as well as horseback/pack trips to fish. He loved to follow sports, especially the Wyoming Cowboys, the Powell Panthers and the Denver Broncos.

Survivors include his wife Phyllis of Powell; daughters, Caryl (Ron) Miller of Gillette and Cathi Farnham of Powell; daughter-in-law, LuAnn Sand Borders of Powell; brother, Angus (Linda) Borders of Lovell; sister, Patricia Henry of Powell; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Borders; a grandson, Nicholas Robert Borders; his parents; sisters, Wessie Borders and Margaret Chrisman; and brother, John Henry Borders.

Pallbearers at the funeral will be Jason Borders, Ronald Miller, Tyler Bunner, Stacy Carter, Randy Yates and Wes Metzler. Honorary pallbearers include Tad Bunner, Melvin Scott and Schyler Borders.

For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Powell Hospice or the American Cancer Society.