Mary Dean Borns was born to Jerry and Mary Holmes on Sept. 10, 1923, in Mound City, Missouri. She is predeceased by her parents, her husband and her brother Bill. In 1945 she earned a B.S. degree in Hematology from University of Nebraska. She was employed as a laboratory technologist at Denver and, later, Los Angeles General Hospitals where she met and married Fred Borns. Fred and Mary were blessed with four children, Fred, Mary Margaret, Mark and Mike.

In 1952 the couple moved from L.A. to Palo Alto and in 1961 the family moved to San Martin where Mary became active on the Gwinn school board. After Fred’s retirement in 1975 the couple traveled extensively. Fred passed-away in 2002. Mary remained independent on her ranch until moving to Arizona to be close to family in November 2017. On November 18th, 2018, Mary “slipped the surly bonds” and was welcomed into Heaven. Survivors include her four children, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am Thursday January 3rd, 2019, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, 17400 Peak Ave., Morgan Hill, CA. Please consider donations in Mary’s honor to “Hospice of the Valley”, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014-5656.

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