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Carol M. Borgman

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Carol M. Borgman

Dec. 4, 1920 - March 20, 2012

McCOOK, Nebraska -- Carol M. Borgman of McCook passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Community Hospital. She was 91 years old.

Carol was born on a farm southeast of McCook to Merle Edgar and Ruth (Daugherty) Masters on Dec. 4, 1920. She graduated from Republican Valley High School in the class of 1938. She continued her education at McCook Junior College and then graduated from St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado with a registered nursing degree.

After her graduation, Carol entered the United States Army on Oct. 22, 1942, and served during World War II. While she was stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, she met and later married her husband, Ellsworth T. Borgman on April 24, 1943, at Trinity Church in Denver, Colorado.

Carol served two years on the island of New Caledonia and was honorably discharged on Feb. 13, 1946.

Carol and Ellsworth moved back to McCook where she worked at both St. Catherine's Hospital and McCook Community Hospital as the Director of Nursing. She retired in 1982 from a career she loved.

Carol was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She enjoyed playing Bridge with her many friends, traveling, shopping, and reading autobiographies, especially of the presidents and their wives.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Merle and Ruth Masters; husband, Ellsworth Borgman on Dec. 13, 1996; brother, Bradley "Buck" Masters; and sister, Marge Leath.

Survivors include her children James Borgman of Greeley, Colorado and Kristine and husband, Scott Steneman, of Evergreen, Colorado; granddaughters, Sarah Steneman of Fort Collins, Colorado and Jessica Steneman of Evergreen; a great-granddaughter soon to be born; six nieces, one nephew, and a host of wonderful friends.

Memorials may be given in her name.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 11 a.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Lance Clay officiating. A presentation of flag and taps will follow the service.

Friends may send condolences to the family at www.carpenterbreland.com.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.