William Randall Borders, 63 of Cody, Wyo., formerly of Broken Bow, passed away Oct. 7, 2012, at his home.
A memorial service was Oct. 11, 2012, at the Ballard Funeral Home in Cody, Wyo. Memorials are suggested to his family.
Randy R. Borders, son of William Rainey Borders and Ruth (Austin) Borders, was born Feb. 7, 1949, in Albion. He was a graduate of Broken Bow High School, class of 1968.
Randy was a veteran, serving in Thailand and Ethoiopia in special services. After his service he worked for REA in Broken Bow, before moving to Cody, Wyo., to work for the city. He married Diana Lynch, and had two children before divorcing, but remaining friends.
Randy loved to fish with family and his many friends in Nebraska and Cody. He had a twinkle in his eyes and a great sense of humor, loving practical jokes. He played a cowboy at the Hotel Erma in Cody, in shoot-outs staged for tourists.
He also loved playing Santa for his family and friends, and rocking and reading to his beloved granddaughters. He was proud of his children, camping and fishing with them when able.
Later he worked at Walmart in Cody. He loved people, helping and entertaining customers with his Hardly-A-Davidson scooter.
Those left to honor Randy’s memory include his wife, Rita (Benefield) Borders of Cody; his son, Nicholas William Borders; daughter, Kea (Borders) Smith; two granddaughters, Kelsi Nicole and Ava Marie Smith, all of Cody, Wyo.; ex-wife and friend, Diana Borders of Nevada; his sisters and brothers, DeeDee (Buzz) Downing of Broken Bow, Laurie (Barry) Smith of Sutton, Steve (Gina) of Sutton, Scott (Carol) of Scottsbluff, and K.C. of Sutton; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He also leaves many friends in Nebraska, Wyoming and other states.
He was preceded in death by his parents; baby sister, Barbara; his grandparents; cousins, aunts and uncles.
He had a strong faith, was loved very much, and will be missed always.
Published in Custer County Chief, Oct. 25, 2012