Donald Ray Borders

Donald Ray Borders of Meriden, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at his home in Meriden, KS.  He was born October 22, 1935 in Parma, Missouri to Roscoe and Naomi Borders.  He attended and graduated from Parma High School.    He served in the US Air Force and US Army and retired from military service.  He worked at Quaker Oats where he retired from.  He married Barbara L. Hollister on February 11, 1961 and had four children.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara L. Borders, his daughters, Rebecca L. Fiedler of Dodge City, Kansas, Catherine N. Griffin of Meriden, Kansas and his son, Donald Ray Borders, II, of Whiting, Kansas.  Don had 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.  He loved attending all activities that his children and grandchildren participated in over the years.  Cremation is planned.  Don’s Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held in the near future. 

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  1. Way back around mid 1980’s we used to ride our Harleys together and drink a little beer. He was a great guy. Always a smile and so pleasant to be around. He even helped my family move into our house on Pembroke lane on April 25th, 1986. I remember that day well because my wife had bugged out on us. She thought going to the hospital and having our first child born was a good way of getting out of moving. Don was there for us and helped us get moved.

  2. Don was a great man, who was proud of his service to his country, his family, and the life he led. We’ll all carry fond memories of his generosity, humility, and humanity with us. We’ll also remember his infectious smile, sharp sense of humor, and immense personal integrity. The world is a better place because of this man.

    Barb, Donnie, Becky, and Cathy, as well as the rest of the family…you’re in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Barb and famiily,
    We are so sorry to read of Don’s passing. So many great memories of camping and company picnics and parties. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

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