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 Oresto Antonio “Rusty” Borroz

Oresto Antonio “Rusty” Borroz

Birth
Christopher, Franklin County, Illinois, USA
Death 17 Nov 2009 (aged 93)
Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA
Burial Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 44585635 · View Source
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The Columbian
Vancouver, Clark County, Washington
Friday, November 20, 2009

ORESTO "RUSTY" ANTONIO BORROZ
March 26, 1916 ~ Nov. 17, 2009

Oresto "Rusty" Antonio Borroz, 93, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Nov. 17, 2009. He was born in Christopher, IL to Maurice and Semeria Borroz on March 26, 1916.
Rusty is survived by his wife of 67 years, Nina; children, Maurice Dale "Bo" Borroz, Alan (Brenda) Dean Borroz, and Gail (Joel) Durance; grandchildren, Zoe Borroz, Corey Borroz, Jason (Kathy) Durance, Cristy (Doug) Graham, Jenny (Jeff) Judge, Erica (David) Palffy and Brenda Borroz; great-grandchildren, Amber, A.J., Georgia, Preston, Garrett, Ethan, Aidan, Lazslo, and Jalen; siblings, Joseph and Ceaser Borroz and Adeline Flanagan.
He was preceded in death by his son, Clyde, June 11, 2002; brothers, Jim and Telio Borroz; and grandson, Shane Borroz.
A memorial service will be held on Wed., Nov. 25, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
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Oresto was born the eldest son of Maurice and Semeria Borroz, on March 26, 1916 in Christopher, Illinois. Growing up on the family farm Rusty kept busy with chores and helping to care for his five younger siblings. They played with their pet crows, squirrels and raccoons. After completing his grade 8 Rusty went to work with his father in the coal mines to help provide for the family as well as learn a working skill. Hearing of job opportunities in the west Rusty drove his dad and friend from Illinois to Oak Creek, Colorado in July 1936. Rusty would spend the next six years working in the coal mines.

Rusty joines the Army in 1942. He was awaiting orders to deploy when he renewed acquaintances with Nin Stonebrink at the 4th of July fair in Sreamboat Springs, Colorado. Rusty and Nina were married on July 23, 1942. August 1942 saw Rusty on his way to Camp Roberts where Nina would later join him.

Rusty and Nina lived in Ely, Nevada. Here he worked in the copper mines during his military service where he mined fro critical metals used in the war effort. The family of three moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 1945 where son Dean was born. The early yearsof 1946 saw the family move to Oregon. They would spend time in the logging camps of Tillamook, Oregon before Rusty settled his family in Vancouver, Washington. Here daughter Gail and son Clyde would complte the family. Rusty loved the Washington coast where he often took the family.

Rusty accepted the Lord as his personal Savior in the early 50's. Later becoming a member of the Minnehaha Community Church. Rusty was very capable man, reparing cars, building his home and with the help of the family he built a 28 foot cabin cruiser in his garage. The opportunity came to work on tugboats running the Columbia River. Rusty decided he would be away from Nina and the kids too much and declined the offer. Starting in 1953 Rusty worked for the SP&S Railroad later to become the Burlington Northern, retiring in 1981. The years after he retired Rusty traveled with Nina to visit their children. Making at least seven trips to Alaska, five driving the Alcan. They made yearly trips to Alberta, Canada. When they weren't heading north they visited Colorado and Arizona. There certainly was a pattern of travel in the life of Rusty. October 19, 2009 while taling with Dad he said "I helped Mama with the little ones. Dad had to be away. They weren't no trouble. You just had to pat attention to them." Rusty loved his family and friends. His greatest joy in the last year was his great grandchildren. Oh how he loved the little ones. They always brought him delight. Rusty was a great example of how to live for and take care of those he loved. Always faithful. Thanks for showing us the way.


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  • Created by: Jan
  • Added: 20 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44585635
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Oresto Antonio “Rusty” Borroz (26 Mar 1916–17 Nov 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44585635, citing Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Jan (contributor 46631155) .