Monika Borer Gordon
July 3, 1946 – October 30, 2018
Monika B. Gordon, 72, of Kimball died at her home in Kimball on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Father Robert Karnish officiating. Cremation was held and inurnment will be held at a later date. Friends may stop at the funeral home on Thursday from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. to sign the register book and leave condolences for the family. The services for Monika have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.
Monika B. Gordon was born in Liestal, Switzerland on July 3, 1946, the daughter of Eugene and Hilda (Kübler) Borer. She was raised and received her early education in Switzerland where she enjoyed playing with the other children in the village. On October 7, 1967 she was married to Gerald Gordon in Switzerland. They moved to the United States in December of 1967. She became a U.S. citizen in the early 1980’s. She received her degree in accounting from Metropolitan State College of Denver. Monika worked for H&R Block in tax preparation. Monika and Gerald moved to Kimball in 2002. While in Kimball she worked for the Census Bureau for several years before her retirement. Monika loved stamp collecting and was a life member of the Philatelic Society. She was an avid book collector and enjoyed time sitting on the porch reading. Monika had many charities that she donated to, including knitting blankets and donating them to Regional West Medical Center as gifts for the new born babies and their families. She also enjoyed studying astrology and the meaning in all of the zodiac signs. Her family was important to her, and she loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her mother Hilda Borer of Switzerland; husband Gerald Gordon of Kimball, NE; children Catherine McCoy of Westminster, CO., Andrew (Dana) Gordon of Westminster, CO., Elizabeth Gordon of Aurora, CO., and Richard (Jennifer) Gordon of Greeley, CO; sister Anne (Heinz) Roth-Borer of Switzerland;13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and 1 great grandchild.
Monika Borer Gordon
November 4, 2018
One thing my mother loved making pilgrimages to the St. Frances Cabrini Shrine. (It turns out that Mother Cabrini was a great supporter of immigrants.) My mother would drive from Kimball and gather up whichever children or grandchildren were willing to go. She liked to attend the mass there, and then we headed to offer our special intentions by lighting the candles. She usually had us climb the stairs for her, so we would climb to the top, and then join her below at the fountain. Her legs would cause her pain, and she would pour the fountain water over them. It was the ritual of pilgrimage that made her happy. I don't believe we ever left without a visit to the gift shop for the follow up home candle-lighting rituals. It seemed to remind her of Switzerland--she liked to remember pilgrimages to Mariastein Abbey, Einsiedeln, and to Nicholas of Flüe. (The photo is of her and Nick at Nicholas of Flüe in 2004.)
Prayer to Saint Frances Cabrini
Saint Frances Cabrini - Woman of God, Woman of Spirit and Vision
You offered the people you met the gift of life and love by responding to their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs in practical and creative ways.
Against great odds you achieved what was thought to be impossible.
Watch over me this day and those I love. Strengthen me in my weakness, sustain me in my struggles - bring me a deep and lasting peace and make me whole again.
November 4, 2018
What a shock to lose a loved one so suddenly. My heart is with you at this difficult time. I will always remember the fun I had with Monica when we worked at the Centers. She always had a funny story to share that made us both laugh. She will be missed.