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Bonita Miller Borchers

1932 to 2014


Bonita Miller Borchers

1932 to 2014

Bonita Jean Miller was born on the family farm in Dalton on Feb. 15, 1932 the youngest of seven children of E.B. and JoHanna (Scharrel) Miller.

She and her family moved from the farm to “town” (Sidney) where she graduated high school. She attended the University of Nebraska to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer and illustrator.

Before she graduated, she followed her sister Kay and brother-in-law Bill to Midland, TX, where she found work as a legal secretary. The big city and the promise of Los Angeles was calling, so she and her roommate headed west. Quickly finding work as a legal secretary in L.A., she settled into a boarding house where she met her future husband Kurt Borchers.

Shortly after they married in Los Angeles, they moved to Arcadia, where they raised their daughters Julie and Karen. Bonita was devoted to her family, her church and had a long and satisfying career as a legal secretary. Kurt and Bonita were married for 36 years, until his death in 1993.

Bonita moved to Chula Vista in 1997 to be closer to her children and grandchildren.

For the past 17 years, Bonita was dedicated to her many friends at Chula Vista Presbyterian Church and gave freely of her time, talent and treasure.

Bonita passed away peacefully in the presence of the Lord, her children, son-in-law and granddaughter on March 6, 2014. She was 82 years old.

She leaves behind daughter Julie and son-in-law Dr. David VandenBerg, daughter Karen and son-in-law Ron Cook, grandson David Malchow and his fiancé Elizabeth Obee, granddaughter Lisa Wallulis and her husband Danny, sister Florence Ludeman, brother Verne Miller and many nieces and nephews.


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