Dorothy Louise Borst, 89, went home with the Lord on Friday, May 8th, 2020. She lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado since 1950. She spent her days making a wonderful home for her family.
Dorothy was born on April 15th, 1931 to Walter Charles Stoller and Mabel Emma (Purdy) Stoller on the family farm that had been homesteaded near Jamesport, Missouri. On April 8th, 1951 she married Lewis Harold Borst in Jamesport.
She is survived by her son, Jeffery Harold Borst and his wife Tracy Nicole Borst; brother, Jerry L. Stoller; her grandchildren, Jessica Leighila (Borst) Lubs and her husband Solomon Lubs, Joshua Tyler Borst and his wife Taylor Rachell Borst, Katrina Marie Borst, and Rebecca Jane Borst; and great-grandchild Palmer Solomon Lubs. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lewis Borst; and her sister, Betty Marie (Stoller) Saunders.
A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020. A service of remembrance will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 at the Shrine of Remembrance in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She will be entombed next to her husband in the Garden of Angels at the Shrine of Remembrance.
Memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, fumc-cs.org.
Growing up on her family farm, she most enjoyed riding her horse, Queen, and loved going into town for school. Despite growing up in the Great Depression, she felt blessed as the family had everything they needed and could continue to share with others. She graduated from Jamesport High School in 1949. She and her classmates traveled to Colorado Springs for their senior trip. While she was visiting Seven Falls, she impressed the owners so much that they asked her to come to be a nanny for their two children. She took that leap of faith and moved to Colorado Springs at the age of 18.
She was enamored by a young man living next door who drove a shiny Model A Roadster. Two years later, they were married. Lewis joined the Air Force and they were stationed in Montana. There, she supported him as he worked on mechanical cipher machines during the Korean War. After his tour of duty, they eagerly moved back to Colorado Springs where they rented a small home on the west side. She counted her greatest blessing as the birth of her son in 1960.
The couple was able to purchase a home in Old Colorado City where they lived for the rest of their lives. As he worked as an electrician for Whitney Electric Co., Dorothy spent her days raising their son and volunteering at First United Methodist Church. She taught Sunday school and was a part of various women’s groups.
Each summer, the family looked forward to taking a trip back to the family farm in Missouri. Dorothy greatly valued the connection with her family. Among the many things her family taught her, was her love for music. One of her favorite past times was listening to country-western and gospel classics. Anyone that knew her, knew her house was always filled with love and music. She enjoyed gardening and had an extensive collection of dolls, teddy bears, and figurines, especially angels. She most enjoyed having friends over for tea and visits.
The many road trips throughout Colorado were among her favorite memories. Her favorite season was fall in the mountains. The family was able to purchase mountain property outside of Florissant, Colorado. Dorothy loved to camp there with the family dog. The property is continuously enjoyed by her family and will be for years to come. Later in life, she and Lewis treasured their many trips to Hawaii.
For the last fifteen years of her life, she gracefully dealt with the slow progression of dementia. Never, however, did she lose her capacity to love, smile, and express thankfulness and generosity. Until we meet again, she will be greatly missed.