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Perry Borland - May 25, 2012

Perry Ray Borland was born Sept. 4, 1938 to Roy and Julia Johnson Borland in Imperial, Neb. He died May 25, 2012.

In his early years, he attended school in Chase County. He then moved to Leadville, where he lived for a short time. When his dad was killed in a mining accident, he moved back to Imperial. He graduated from Chase County High School in 1957.

While in school, he was a member of the Chase County High School track and football teams where he lettered in both sports his sophomore, junior and senior years. He was involved in FFA his freshman, sophomore and junior years. During his senior year, he was in the class play and was also the football king attendant.

While living in Holyoke, he worked for Co-op for many years. After retiring from there, he worked for D&D for a short time as a feed truck delivery driver. He enjoyed fishing and going to the mountains with his four-legged traveling companions. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom he was very proud of.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Julia; and his stepfather, Harold.

He is survived by his faithful companion, Stubby; good friend, Judy; son, Mike and Regina of Paoli; daughter, Dee and husband Craig of Lodgepole, Neb.; daughter, Shawn and Joel of Holyoke; daughter, Cindy and husband Duane of Thermopolis, Wyo.; granddaughter, Krystle and Bob and great-grandson Keith of Council Bluffs, Iowa; granddaughter, Jodie and John of Pittsburgh, Pa.; granddaughter, Angie of Gurley, Neb.; grandson, Jason and great-grandchildren Annabelle and Aaron of Grand Junction; grandsons, Chase, Chance, Choc and Chandler and granddaughter Chandra of Thermopolis, Wyo.; sister, Jean and good friend Helen of Laramie, Wyo.; brothers, Larry and wife Caroline of Cambridge, Neb. and their four children and grandchildren and Chester and Marcie; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many other friends.

The funeral service was held May 30 at Gerk Funeral Home in Holyoke. Interment followed at Holyoke Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Plains.

Gerk Funeral Homes was entrusted with the arrangements.