Neil H. Borslien of Kyle, TX went to be with our Lord on December 25th, 2011.
Neil was born in Maxbass, ND, on 12/11/1929. He left school at the young age of 15, made his way to San Diego, CA where he joined the Navy, using his older brother Russell’s ID.
Neil served in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman from 1945 to 1948. Neil never saw duty on a ship, and was rather glad for it. Neil and Helen owned Mountain Gas, in Santa Ysabel, CA. They devoted their lives to their family, and to the business from 1965 to the early 90’s. They both headed into retirement, but soon found themselves living in Fritch, TX, and owning Lone Star Gas. Soon after, they finally started living their retired lives.
Neil first married Laurie McCord and had their son, Neil Scott Borslien, El Cajon, CA. He later married Helen Murphy Lyda, in May, 1957. Helen brought to their marriage a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Lyda (McCloskey), CA. Together they had their 3rd child, Kristine Kaye Borslien, Kyle, TX. Neil and Helen celebrated more than 53 years of marriage.
Neil was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Helen and his, mother, Ruth Stokes and father, Gaylord Borslien, along with his brother, Russell Eugene, ND and sister, Elaine McCormick, CO. He is survived by his three children, and sisters, Betty Deibert, AZ and Margie Zier, ND. Together Neil and Helen’s lives were blessed by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Graveside service will be held at Live Oak Cemetery in Manchaca, TX, at 2:00pm on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 with Pastor Dan Harrington officiating.