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Mary Maud Borel

Mary Maud Borel

Female 1925 - 2016  (91 years)    Has 2 ancestors and 4 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Mary Maud Borel 
    Born 9 May 1925  Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 31 Jul 2016  Yreka, Siskiyou, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cremated
    Memorial Service - Mary Borel
    Memorial Service - Mary Borel
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2019 

    Father Arnold Eugene Borel
              b. 15 Dec 1892, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Mar 1964  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Mary Catherine Kirby
              b. 24 Feb 1902, Marysville, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Apr 1994  (Age 92 years) 
    Family ID F552  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner 1 Joseph Franklin Hedge
              b. 3 Nov 1925
              d. 26 Jul 2009, Yreka, Siskiyou, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1948  Arcata, Humboldt, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F387  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner 2 Living 
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 May 1925 - Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Jan 1948 - Arcata, Humboldt, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Jul 2016 - Yreka, Siskiyou, California, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Mary Borel
    Mary Borel

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    Senior Yearbook

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    Travels with Mary

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    Mary Borel
    Mary Borel
    Mary Borel Hedge
    Mary Borel Hedge

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Girdner Funeral Chapel, http://www.girdnerfuneralchapel.com/obituaries/Mary-Hedge/#!/Obituary, 31 Jul 2016.
      Longtime Yreka resident, Mary M. Hedge-Tarnay, passed away July 31, 2016 at Fairchild Medical Center in Yreka. She was 91 years old.

      Mary was born on May 9, 1925 in Butte, Montana to Arnold and Mary Borel. She was raised in Butte and graduated as an Army Nurse Cadet from St. James School of Nursing in Butte. Mary was united in marriage to Joseph F. Hedge on January 6, 1948 in Arcata. They celebrated 61 years of marriage. In addition to Butte, the family lived in Independence, Kansas, Red Bluff, Arcata, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oregon, and Bellingham, Washington, prior to moving to Yreka. Joseph passed away in Yreka in 2009. Mary married Steven A. Tarnay in Medford, Oregon on April 11, 2014.

      Mary’s interests seemed infinite. She was a loving mother who set high standards for herself and her five children. “Nurse Hedge” had a 40 year career before retiring from Siskiyou General Hospital. She was also a pilot and flew a biplane. She was a champion bowler, a hole-in-one golfer (with the help of a tree), a choir director and church organist for 76 years (starting at the age of 13), a natural scientist who loved fishing, an astronomer, a ship-collector, a founder of Yreka’s Hospice shop, but above all, an adventurer. Mary loved to travel. She roamed across the U.S. and abroad, including a trip to Budapest, Hungary with her husband Steve in 2015. Mary was a powerful force, an inspiration for many, and a woman who, as her husband Steve says, “got out of life as much as she could. She maxed out on everything.” We wish her Godspeed on her next adventure.

      Mary is survived by her husband, Steven Tarnay of Yreka; her children, William Hedge of Sacramento, Catherine Hedge of Manhattan, Kansas, Celeste Gantz of Santa Rosa, Francie Dillon of Sacramento, Christopher Hedge of Moss Beach, and their spouses and partners; Brothers and sister: John Borel and his wife, Phyllis Bader-Borel,of Slingerlands, NY; Joan Heistuman of Eugene, Oregon; Bill Borel and his wife Danelle, of Seattle, Washington; Bob Carroll and his wife, Gail of San Diego; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Joseph, Mary was preceded in death by her siblings, May Carroll in San Diego, Ann Nishio in Toronto, Canada and Eugene Borel in Gerber; and a granddaughter, Erin Mackenzie Dillon in March, 2016 in Sacramento.

      A rosary will be recited on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 6:00 PM at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Yreka. A memorial mass will be said at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Yreka on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Madrone Hospice, 255 Collier Circle, Yreka, CA 96097 or go to http://www.madronehospice.org/home/donate.