July 5, 1951 – May 11, 2018
“Love is the easy part, leaving is the hardest”
Ronald Charles Borel, age 66 passed away surrounded by his close family on May 11, 2018 at Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX. He is preceded in death by his first born son, Micah Shane Borel, his parents DJ and Ida Borel, and two brothers; Buddy and Put Borel. He was born on July 5, 1951 in Lake Charles, La to Dolza “DJ” and Ida (Templeton) Borel. He married his love Kathy Rambin, on April 22, 1977 and they have two children together. He was a graduate of Westlake High School class of 1969. Ronnie was an extremely talented craftsman. His life’s work was building custom cabinets and woodwork. He was owner and operator of Borel’s Cabinet Shop.
Ronnie was an old soul with the kindest heart. He was an astounding father, grandfather, and husband. He had a love for music and the wild turkey, his passion was hunting them. He loved being surrounded by nature whether it was fishing, hunting, camping, or observing the elements; he felt at peace doing the things he loved. He spent many of his days playing his guitar and signing songs. He enjoyed the simple quiet life. He loved Sunday dinners and spending time with his grandchildren and teaching them the ways of the good life. He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Kathy Borel; two children; son Scott Borel and wife Serena, daughter Becca LeLeux and husband Jordan; 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers David “Mooshie” (Trevelyn) Borel and Gerald Borel, 3 sisters; Betty Hall, Mary “Peaches” Benoit, and Linda Borel, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on May 19, 2018 at Hixon’s Funeral Home in Westlake, LA. Visitation is from 10:30-2:00 followed by a rosary and services at 3:00 pm.
The Borel family would like to extend their gratitude to the nurses and doctors in the ICU at Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX for their attentiveness and loving care to Ron in his days present there.
“Where Ronnie is, the mornings are always cool and crisp, and the birds gobble every sunrise!”- family friend
- He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Kathy Borel; two children; son Scott Borel and wife Serena, daughter Becca LeLeux and husband Jordan; 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers David “Mooshie” (Trevelyn) Borel and Gerald Borel, 3 sisters; Betty Hall, Mary “Peaches” Benoit, and Linda Borel, and many nieces and nephews.
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Rita and L J Dautriel
May 22, 2018
My Dearest Sweet Kathy, I'm so sorry for your loss sweetie. I wish I could say words that would ease your pain, but there are none. I vision seeing you and him together and you are such a beautiful couple. I know its so hard for you right now it just doesn't feel real I know. I still see him smiling, he was always laughing and laid back enjoying life. You both made each other, that's what a unity in marriage is. We are all called on to leave this place early or later. God has his special plan and has picked Ronnie to come do his part to prepare this beautiful place for you and all who he knows. We never know when its going to happen, but he knows your jobs not done yet and you have so much more to offer. Ronnie might not be here in the flesh but he is in your heart for ever. You can't loose that, he's given you his love and it shows in everything you both have done. He lives on through your beautiful Children and Grand Children. You both have made your mark on the world an he wants to you finish it for the both of you.
You have your Guardian Angel in Heaven watching over you. He will never leave you he is just a whisper away, just a thought away and the memories you both have created. That will help when your feeling sad think of something special you both have done that brings the biggest smile to your face. It will fill your heart and ease some of the pain. This is Gods Blessing to you. <3
Girly if you need us please call. sometimes it just an easy word among-est friends who can help you ease the hurt. Your not alone Kathy we are all here for you so let us embarrass you with our prayers and love. God be with you sis.. Love you <3
May 19, 2018
To Kathy, Scott(ie Mae), and Bec; Jordan, Serena, and his precious grandchildren,
My heart hurts at the loss that you undoubtably face. Mr. Ronnie was one that always brought the calm into whatever storm any of us were ever going through. I remember sitting up many nights on their couch, venting about something to Mrs. Kathy and getting us all worked up until Mr. Ronnie would have to calm us both down with his peaceful demeanor and very wise words of wisdom!
As we ask God to bless this family, let us thank Him as well for the blessing of knowing this man for the time that we all had with him. We're all better people for having known Ronnie Borel.
May 19, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. I want to extend my sincerest condolences to you and your family. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May GOD bless ALL.
May 16, 2018
Aunt Kathy you have been a long time friend and a great aunt to me for a long time. Uncle Ronnie has been more of a big brother as well as a wonderful uncle growing up even though I would drive him crazy wanting to always follow him everywhere. He taught me so much over the years and I will miss him dearly. MOM and I will continue to lift you all up daily. FROM MOM Ronnie was a great brother-in-law that some thought was mine and I claimed as such love you all Lorraine
Christine (Tina) Lyons
May 15, 2018
Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sorry that I never met Ronnie...but through your pictures and your posts on Facebook, you could tell you loved him and your grandkids. You will see Ronnie in them as they grow older. It is a blessing. Again I'm so so sorry!
May 15, 2018
Dear Miss Kathy and Borel family: We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Ronnie. He was such a nice man and I remember him smiling and showing me the cabinets and his shop. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you.
LAVONA & JERRY ARENO
May 15, 2018
First of all, I'm so very sorry for the loss, Kathy. Its hard to believe.
Jerry and I were at our house one wintery day. We get a knock on the door, when i opened it Ronnie was standing there! It was like 'well hey there!'. Ronnie, grinned and said - "do you know your house is on fire!!" LORD we all started running. The cinders from our fire place had caught the pine straw on our roof on fire!!
If Ronnie hadn't come by and seen it no telling what would have happened. Needless to say I was glad to have seen Ronnie.
He was a really good guy. I'm glad I knew him.
May 15, 2018
I grew up in the same house that I'm still living in which shares a fence with the cabinet shop. I would hear the saws going, hammering and machine noises from Ronnie working. It was a comforting sound. Our sons played with Scott and Becca and spent lots of time in that shop. I miss those sounds. I will miss talking to Ronnie when the pecans start dropping. Kathy, he will always be in your heart. Scott and Becca he lives on in you and your children and their children. Love you all!
May 15, 2018
I want to start out with how I was always welcomed at Mr. Ronnies and Mrs. Katy's house . I sure do miss our old lake st. Where I had extra moms and dads like Mr. Ronnie , and siblings that I never really had in real life. Me and Scotty had our arguments mainly because he wouldn't dance to new kids on the block in my front yard lol jk . However when I was at the Borels I loved the play houses Mr. Ronnie had made I remember it so vividly the club house first where I'm pretty sure I wrote my name in it and tried to claim it as mine at one point. Then the play house with real stuff I was amazed at his workmanship as a young child. I was always respected there and I hope I gave the same respect back (I was quite bratty) I also remember walking through the back from there house to the shop several times for lunch, dinner, whatever the reason was I thought it was so neat to see Mr. Ronnies shop for some odd reason as I walked through the yard down the shop drive with one of the kids I was not thinking 35 years later I'd be wishing I had spent more time and been a nicer child. I have wonderful memories of this family all the way around !! This is one man that earned his wings in life and I will always have these memories. To the family I'm back on our road in my old bedroom the side door with ugly steps please stop by anytime and visit I'd love to see your families Scotty and Becca and Mrs. Kathy please don't be shy your welcome to sit on my couch or mom and dads and cry if that's what you feel like. You were there for us now it's our turn to be there for you. Love you guys I'm deeply sorry for this loss he was a wonderful man. This hits close to home , real close ! It's not fair but it's gods will unfortunately he took a really great one this time .
May 15, 2018
Ronnie Borel was such a sweet man, wonderful husband and loving father. My daughters and I are close to Kathy and Ronnie. As a matter fact, my girls still (and always will) refer to him and Kathy as "Uncle Ronnie and Aunt Kathy." He will always remain a part of our lives and be in our hearts. Rest in peace, my friend.
May 14, 2018
Dear Kathy & Family - I am deeply sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts & prayers - Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. Rest in Peace, Ronnie, Amen. Lorraine/Transwood, Omaha