Ruth V. Borgen

March 21, 1929 - May 24, 2018

Ruth Victoria Borgen, 89, a resident of Lee County, FL for the past eight years, formerly of Sarasota, FL and Naperville, IL, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Cape Coral, FL. She was born March 21, 1929 in Montclaire, NJ to Lawrence and Catherine Gouvain, now deceased.

Ruth was of the Christian faith. She loved Jesus and looked forward to being at his side in Heaven when God called her. Ruth had a warm heart and a beautiful smile that was infectious and would light up a room. Ruth always had understanding and compassion for others and enjoyed helping others when she could. She was a devoted wife, mother & friend. She will be greatly missed for a long time by all who knew her.

Early in Ruth and Tom’s retirement they enjoyed traveling to most of the state parks across the country during the summers. Once Ruth and Tom were done camping across America, they took up fishing in the Gulf for Grouper. Ruth was an accomplished fisher woman and loved the thrill of the catch followed by a tasty fish fry. Ruth’s other hobby was shopping. She loved to shop and was always a great dresser. Ruth was a beautiful lady inside and out.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 69 years, Thomas Borgen of Cape Coral, FL; two loving children, Robyn Church (married to James Church) of Cape Coral, FL and Lynn Olson of Morris, IL; sister, Ann Dobson of Point Pleasant, NJ; four grandchildren, David, Robert, Tyler and Hayley; six great grandchildren, Jessie, Molly, Jake, Ben, Ayden and Mia; as well as her babies, Chip and Dale, the finches.

Private family services will be held.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Ruth Victoria Borgen are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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