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Irene Borges Obituary

Irene E. Borges
Irene E. Borges

March 29, 1931 - April 22, 2018
Born in Winton, Wyoming
Resided in Salinas, California
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Irene E. Borges “Nana” passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on Sunday April 22, 2018. Although born in Winton, Wyoming she was raised in Salinas from 1937. She spent her entire career in agriculture and was very active in many organizations. Many will remember her from her involvement in the California Women for Agriculture. The CWA was a big part of Irene’s life, being the most active, all volunteer organizations in the state. Through the CWA she was actively involved in public relations, education and legislative advocacy on behalf of agriculture. Irene was also part of many other organizations including the Salinas Air Show, Pink Lady’s, California Cattle Women, and the Green and Gold Girls.
Whenever Irene wasn’t volunteering she loved traveling the world with family, especially her grandchildren. It was this love of travel that many will remember her by. The family trips to Lake Tahoe, Hawaii and Europe were filled with joy and laughter. Irene had a passion for skiing, she spent countless days on the ski slopes with family and friends and especially loved Beaver Creek, Colorado.
Irene will be reunited with her siblings Mary Hill, Chuck Besso, Lou Besso, and Pearl Besso as well as her son Steve Borges.
She is survived by her daughter, Adrianne Yvonne Borges-Dilworth and son, Larry Borges, grandchildren Lori (Larry) Santos, Alyssa (JD) Madden, Josh (Nidia) Borges, Christina (Michael) Werner, Matt (Stephanie) Borges, and Jacob Borges as well as her great grandchildren Colt Santos, Tyler & Makenzie Madden, Zoe, Eden & Wyatt Borges, Anthony Werner and Gabriel & Madeline Borges.
Rosary will be held 7:00p.m. Monday, April 30, 2018 at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Sacred Heart Church, 22 Stone Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.
Burial to follow a Garden of Memories Cemetery, 850 Abbott Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.
In Lieu of flower donations can be made to California Women for Agriculture, P.O. BOX 1210, Salinas, CA. 93902.




Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Monday, April 30, 2018
7:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
22 Stone Street
Salinas, CA US 93901
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
10:00 AM
Garden of Memories Cemetery
850 Abbott ST
Salinas, CA US 93901
Tuesday, May 1, 2018


California Women of Agriculture
P.O. BOX 1210
Salinas, California 93902