|Birth: ||Jul. 9, 1929|
|Death: ||Jun. 27, 2010|
Elva R. Borland, 80, of Lebanon died Sunday at her home.
July 9, 1929 — June 27, 2010
Elva was born in west Salem, the daughter of Marion and Fern Thomas. She moved from Belfountain to the Lebanon area in 1939 on her 10th birthday. Elva attended Lacomb Grade School and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1947, where she played the saxophone and was first chair in the marching band.
Elva married Charles David Mills in 1950. They had four children, Bradley Dustin, Charles Thomas, David Marion and Tammy Rebecca. They divorced in 1966. She married Howard Borland on Sept. 16, 1967. They formed the band "The Joymakers."
The Joymakers played music all over the valley, including the American Legion. They were an active weekend band for 37 years. Elva also did monologs as the character "Elviny Milpond" (a takeoff of Minnie Pearl) and was the grand marshal of the Scio Lamb & Wool Fair parade in 1967 as that character.
Elva worked more than 40 years at the Lebanon Animal Clinic. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary, DAR and Lacomb Grange, and served on the board of the Lacomb Irrigation District.
Elva is survived by children Charles David Mills of Mount Hood and Tammy Rebecca Swanson of Lebanon; stepchildren Nelida Bottin of Yuma, Glee Stewart of Sun City West, Ariz., and Mike Borland of Portland; 27 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; sons Bradley "Dusty" Mills and Charles "Tom" Mills; and her parents.
Viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Huston-Jost Funeral Home. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Lebanon IOOF Cemetery.
Created by: Dee Dee Egan-Strombeck
Record added: Jul 01, 2010
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