Besse Borror |

Besse Borror

Graveside services for Besse Borror of Grass Valley will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Tulare County Cemetery next to her husband, Ray.

Mrs. Borror died Saturday, Feb. 11. She was 99.

She was born July 8, 1906, in Richmond, to Anna Besse and Will Sampson. She was raised in Tulare and attended Redlands University. She studied music, voice, organ and piano. She was active in the Tulare First Baptist Church. She married Ray Borror in 1927, and spent her married life in Bakersfield, teaching piano and voice at home. She also directed choirs in church and played the organ. She had many honors in music, church and community services. She enjoyed her family, friends, bridge, and traveling. She was a member of the P.E.O. for over 60 years, and was also a member of Sierra Presbyterian Church in Grass Valley for 18 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Bev Poteete of Grass Valley; sister, Kaki Garner; grandsons Ray and Mark Poteete; granddaughters-in-law Sarah and Mary Poteete; great-grandchildren Stephie, Marcus, and Anna; great-great-grandchild, Xiomari; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Ray; and sister, Margaret Jones.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley 95945.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.

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