Obit Marvin Borders

Marvin Borders

Marvin Sam Borders passed away peacefully at Tri-State Hospital Sept. 19, 2022 in the presence of his wife Karin Borders, his daughter Kolleen Torgerson, and his granddaughter Alaini Bierhaus. Sam was born on Jan. 23, 1945 to Ted and Viola Borders in Orofino, Idaho where he would find himself growing up in Weippe Idaho.

Sam was the class clown type all the way through school and also quite the athlete when it came to football in his later years of high school.

He married the love of his life, Karin Jean Dykes fresh out of high school, in 1965 where they would spend the next 57 years together.

They lived their early days in their small hometown, where Sam became a truck driver, earning the name highway angel.

They shortly made their way to Lewiston Idaho where they would start their family. They were to have their first-born daughter, Michelle Borders in 1966, but due to unfortunate circumstances she passed at birth.

They were blessed with their next miracles in 1970 with their second daughter Jolene Borders, and 1971 with their third Kolleen Borders.

He made a living for his family as a truck driver but was also quite the artist and would make some side money by selling his hand drawn CB radio cards to friends and family. He was also an avid yard saler. He was always out catching the best deals first thing in the morning.

Later in life he enjoyed his men’s breakfasts with some old friends who he always enjoyed catching up with.

Another thing he took pride in was making sure his home was a home to everyone. He was a very good host for get togethers and loved being a people and family man. Sam leaves behind his wife Karin Jean Borders, his daughter Kolleen Torgerson, granddaughters Alaini Bierhaus, Kristi Yokum, Whitney Torgerson, Kaitlyn Torgerson, Kaylee Rose, Lacey Rose, Lexi Rose, and his grandsons Zane Gosslin and Kale Stewart.

He is proceeded in death by his parents Ted and Viola Borders, his sisters Gail Hibbs, and Helen Smith, brothers Fred, and Larry Borders, and his two daughters Michelle and Jolene Borders

A service will be held at Deyo reservoir in Frasier Idaho on Oct. 8. All friends and family are welcome. Potluck dinner following.

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