Sarah Elizabeth (Wirth) Borrego


(July 27, 1973 - July 9, 2010)Sarah Elizabeth (Wirth) Borrego, loving wife, mother, daughter and sister, died Friday, July 9, 2010, in Seattle, Wash. She had been a patient at the University of Washington Medical Center for the past month, where she was awaiting a double lung transplant. She had been suffering from a rare lung disease since February.

Sarah was born in Worland on July 27, 1973, to Steve and Elaine (Enes) Wirth. Her three older sisters, April, Maylee and Laurel, were delighted to have a “baby doll” sister to play with and to mother. The family remembers her big, beautiful eyes and her spunky spirit.

She grew up in Wyoming, but graduated from high school in Bend, Ore., where her father had been transferred with his job. Following graduation, Sarah attended Northwest College, where she studied music.

Sarah met Johnnie Borrego in Rawlins, and they were married on Jan. 22, 1994, in Laramie. She loved being a housewife and mother to their three children: Jonathan, 16, Joshua, 14, and Jordyn, 14.

At the time of her death, Sarah's family lived in Havre, Mont., where Johnnie works for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. Sarah loved music and blessed many lives with her musical talents. She was the organist at the LDS Church in Havre.

Sarah is survived by her husband and three children; her parents; father-in-law Rudy Borrego; mother-in-law Rayetta Kirkley (Dale); three sisters, April Hornbeck (Kurtis), Maylee Lemmon (Kent) and Laurel Anderson (Daren); sister-in-law Brandie Beadle (Brian); brother-in-law Joseph Borrego (Stephanie); 12 nieces and nephews; grandparents-in-law Ruben and Mary Borrego; and her best friend, Assunta McGrail.

She was preceded in death by her step-mother-in-law, Marie Borrego; grandparents Jim and Margaret Wirth and Bettee and Ken Enes; uncles Jerry Corbett and Marv Enes; and aunts Shannon Enes and Nell Cowgill.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, July 17, at 11 a.m. at the LDS Church in Powell, with burial in Byron following the services. Vistation will be from 6-8 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home on Friday, July 16, and also from 10-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral services.

A college fund has been established for the Borrego children, and contributions may be sent to Wells Fargo Bank, Havre, MT 59501.

Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments, and online condolences may be sent to the family at