Colene Wheeler Borger-April 19, 2011

Colene Wheeler Borger of Amarillo fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the age of 79.
Visitation with the family will be at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The funeral service will be held in the Central Church of Christ Chapel on Thursday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. with Dan Bouchelle officiating.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery off of I-27 between Amarillo and Canyon.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mrs. Borger was born in Memphis, Texas on August 19th, 1931 and graduated high school in Wellington, Texas.  Colene was a faithful child of God since her baptism at the age of 11. She moved to Amarillo after high school and attended Draughn’s Business School. She married Lacy R. Borger at Central Church of Christ Chapel on September 15th, 1950.  She was a wonderful Christian wife, mother and grandmother.  Gardening, painting and golf were some of her favorite hobbies.  She had a caring heart and gave much time to volunteer work.  Meals on Wheels was a favorite task for 23 years.  Mentoring young, new moms was a special joy for her.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ted Wheeler and mother, Lorene and two brothers, Teddy Jr. and Bill.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Lacy Borger of Amarillo; two sons, Mike and wife Lynnae of Amarillo, Larry and wife Callie of Amarillo; two daughters, Carolyn Mayfield and husband Gene of Amarillo, Janice Conway and husband Darrell of Abilene. She is also survived by three brothers, Eddie, Dan and Buford and two sisters Clariece and Laura.  God blessed her with 9 grandchildren Jenny, Richard, Lacey, Tanner, Chance, Angela, Dayton, Neely and Blake. An extra blessing were her 8 great grandchildren Shelbee, Eastland, Shaylee, Brylee, Baylor, Dylan, Carter and Beckett.
Memorials in honor of Colene can be made to High Plains Children’s Home, 11461 South Western Street, Amarillo, TX 79118.

0 Replies to “Colene Wheeler Borger-April 19, 2011”

  1. Colene was such a beautiful and gracious, Christian woman.
    We’re so sorry for your family’s loss but see her lovely spirit in all of you.
    Love, April and Ove Johansson

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the loss of Colene. She was a very sweet lady and we know that she will be greatly missed.
    Love, Moe & Nancy Ray & Mary Neidhardt

  3. Larry & Callie, Lacy and family,
    Ove and I are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mother and wife. She was such a beautiful and gracious woman – kind to everyone and such an example of a lovely Christian woman. You can see her sweet spirit in the way each of you lead your lives.
    Our prayers are with you.
    April and Ove

  4. So sorry for your family’s loss. May God’s comforting hands surround you.
    Bruce and Celia

  5. We still miss Colene and Lacy at the Continental. She was such a sweet lady and a joy to have as a residents. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers in this time of loss.

  6. Colene was the most gracious lady and a fine Christian woman. May her soul, along with all the faithful departed, rest in peace. Pauline Hefley/Santa Fe

  7. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I did not know her but she had to be a nice person to raise such a fine son. May God be with you and your family.
    Robert Tevebaugh

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