Aug. 9, 1930 – March 11, 2017 - TORRINGTON – Memorial services for Norma Jean (Sinner) Borland, 86, will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Morrill, Neb., with Pastor Kenneth Humphrey officiating. Burial will take place at 2 p.m. at the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington.
Mrs. Borland died March 11, 2017, at her home in Torrington and cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, where she was a faithful member for 59 years.
Mrs. Borland was born Aug. 9, 1930, in Iliff, Colo., one of four children of Henry and Hilda (Dick) Sinner. At a young age the family moved to the Huntley area, where she received her education, graduating from Huntley High School.
She married Ray Borland on Nov. 7, 1948, and they farmed in the Huntley/Morrill area until their retirement. After purchasing a home in Torrington, Mr. Borland could be found out in his shop working on lawnmowers, and Mrs. Borland in the house either baking or sewing. She enjoyed baking, especially pies and German chocolate cake from scratch.
She also enjoyed sewing and made tag blankets for all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After 60 years of marriage, Mr. Borland died on March 26, 2009. Mrs. Borland continued to live in the home until her death.
She is survived by her daughters Susan Schawe, Bonnie Sorrick and Julie (Gene) Alkire; grandsons Mike, David, Ryan, Jason, Justin and Ross; two granddaughters Elizabeth and Morgan; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters Violet Greenwald of Torrington and Linda Ferguson of Omaha, Neb.; and numerous nieces and nephews that loved and respected her. She was preceded in death by her husband Ray; parents Henry and Hilda; brother James; and great-granddaughter Tayler.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send condolences to the family at www.colyer
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