Cynthia Gayle Borman came to us on Good Friday, April 23, 1943, and departed us on her birthday exactly 72 years later at 6 p.m. at Barnes Jewish Hospital.
Born to Tray and Mary Bauer, she was a middle sister to Sharon Asaro of Bethalto and Jim Bauer, also of Bethalto. Gayle graduated from EA-WR High in 1961. She worked at Arlans Grocery, Amoco and Clark refineries, and was a licensed massage therapist for 28 years. She is survived by her two sons, Brock Borman of Boulder, Colo., and Braun Borman of Austin,Texas, and two grandchildren, Cameryn and Cooper Borman.
As a passionate member of the Sierra Club, she always strove to preserve and protect nature. She was an honored recipient of the “Spirit of Sierra” in 2014. She was an avid hiker, cyclist, and loved life with high spirits. She will be sorely missed by many friends and family who feel heaven called her too soon.
Private funeral services will be held at Valhalla Memorial Park. A memorial to celebrate Cynthia’s life will be open to all friends and family Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the “Nelson Home” in the Nature Institute at 2213 S. Levis Lane, Godfrey. Feel free to visit any time between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Piasa Palisades Group of the Sierra Club, 200 Third St, Suite 512, Alton, IL 62002.
Marks Mortuary in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.