Marvin Orval Borton, 82, known as “Mick,” of Hood River passed away June 2, 2010, at the Veterans Medical Center of Portland surrounded by his wife and children. He was born April 8, 1928, in Baker City, Ore., to George and Ethel (Evans) Borton.
Mick served our country proudly during World War II in the Merchant Marines in the Pacific. After the war he returned home to Oregon and in 1948 he moved to Bates, Ore., where he met his soon-to-be wife, Verona Holladay, and worked for Oregon Lumber Company.
In 1951 Mick and Verona moved to Hood River, where he continued working for the Oregon Lumber Company in its Dee mill. He worked there until it closed, and then went to work for Hanel Lumber Company until retiring in 1989.
He was an inspiration to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mick is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife of 62 years, Verona, of Hood River, Ore.; children Sharon Borton, of Hood River, Shirley Arnold, of Issaquah, Wash., and David and Shelly Borton, of White Salmon, Wash.; brother Alfred (and Jeanne) Borton, of Odell, Ore.; sister Bonnie Martin, of Portland, Ore.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother George Jr. “Babe,” and sisters Nelda, Virginia and Joan.
Memorials are encouraged to be made in his memory to the Portland VA Medical Center Cardiology Center and can be sent care of Anderson’s Tribute Center.
It was Marvin’s request for no formal services, but notes of condolence can be left for his family and a special video tribute of his life may be viewed at www.andersonstributecenter.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000.
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