James Robert Borges — Feb. 9, 1944 - May 26, 2019 — passed away unexpectedly with his family by his side. He will no longer be in pain. He was preceded in death by his father Frank Borges, mother Geraldine Borges and brothers Frankie and Ted Borges.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Janet Borges; his brothers Gerald and Rick Borges; his sister Beverly Lanzer. Daughters Stephanie Katri (Ralph Thurman) and Celeste Hendrix (Jim Hendrix). Grandchildren Caitlin Porter (Dakota), Trevor Porter (Josie), Lacey and Melissa Hendrix. Great grandchildren Izaiya, Damian, and Amari Porter; and K’Elle Day.

He was an extremely hard worker and an avid hunter and fisherman who loved to laugh and live life to the fullest.

A special thank you to Brenda and Roy Reynolds, Chelsey Branstetter, Lester Pedrazzini, Dr. Baird, Dr. Mathew, Dr. Trieu, the staff at Kidney Dialysis Center, St. Joseph Hospital and San Francisco So. Coast Hospital.

A celebration of life will be held on July 21, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Miranda’s Rescue, 1603 Sandy Prairie Road, Fortuna. Memorial contributions can be made to Miranda’s Rescue.


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