Mary Theresa Sanders Borthwick (1932-2021)

Mary Borthwick was born on June 19, 1932, in Binghamton, New York to Anna Katharine Anderjack Sanders and Joseph Talamo. She passed away November 26, 2021, in Arvada, Colorado at age 89. 

Mary met Harry Walter Borthwick in Binghamton and they married in San Antonio, Texas on April 15, 1950, and raised five children in Buda, Texas. 

She was a kind, generous, loving mother to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was always happiest when they were with her. The Christmas season was her favorite time of year. She loved making cookies with the kids and her specialty was kolaches. Her family has many fond memories of eating these delicious treats right out of the oven.

She is survived by her children Marian Loep and husband James, Dawn Edwards and husband Gregg, Harry Borthwick and wife Paula, Kathy Kaskie and husband Pete and daughter-in-law Sherri Tibbe. She is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Harry Walter Borthwick and son Robert James Borthwick. She leaves behind 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mary held many jobs throughout her lifetime including working in a shoe factory, as a carhop, at Adams Extract, Tracor, and had her own house cleaning business. She worked hard, but always found time for her beloved animals – especially dachshunds. She leaves behind Ariel, a long-haired dachshund, who has been her steady companion for many years.

Hobbies included cooking, collecting cookbooks, gardening, shopping, watching Johnny Depp movies, crocheting, sewing, and coloring. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and trying out new recipes on them. She hated being idle. 

A celebration of life and spreading of her ashes will take place next year in the summer in Colorado.

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