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Noel Terry Borden
May 17, 1943 Oct. 23, 2016
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Noel "Terry" Borden

May 17, 1943 - Oct. 23, 2016

Please join our family for a memorial service for Noel "Terry" Borden, 73, set for Friday, Oct. 28 at Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Avenue, Hughson. The service will begin at 11 a.m. with a catered reception to follow in same location.

Noel, also known to many as Terry, went to Heaven to join our Lord at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 23, 2016.

Born May 17, 1943 in Kokomo, Indiana, Terry was a resident of Ceres for 40 years before recently moving to Modesto. He worked hard for his family, manufacturing trailers, rebuilding trucks, transporting mobile homes, modular school buildings, and fiber swimming pools all over California and various states throughout the country for 40 years while owning and operating his company Borden & Sons Crane & Rigging of Ceres. Terry enjoyed raising his family and often sponsored his son's baseball team and attending every practice and game. Terry also loved roller skating with his Roller King family and taking his sons to the U.S. Junior Olympics. Terry also enjoyed riding the railroad with his dog, "Sparky," and his friends from NARCOA. Terry traveled many miles across the country and was known to the family as our "Compass of life," for he could give directions to any state highway at a moment's notice. Terry enjoyed watching the races and his favorite race car driver of all time was Ernie Ervin; and watched many races with Kevin Harvick most recently.

Terry's passing was peaceful at home with his family, holding the hand of his wife and soulmate, Dortha Lee Borden of Modesto. He also is survived by two sons, Noel T Borden of Truckee and Sam Borden of Ceres; his daughter, Dana Risvold of Moorpark; his stepdaughters, Deborah Freeman of Oklahoma, Terrie McLelland of Modesto, and Jeri Miller of Ripon. Terry had a very large family and is survived by 60-plus grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, great-great-great-grandchildren, along with his extended Borden & Sons family and his Triangle Truck Center family.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Andy Borden and Grace Borden (both who were from Indiana), stepsons Darrel Linder and Chuck Linder and last but not least, his dog Sparky.

-Ceres (Calif.) Courier
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016