Nancy L. Borchert
September 9, 1941 – May 11, 2021
Nancy L. Borchert, fierce and loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away at home May 11, 2021, in Boulder. Nancy was 79.
Nancy was born on September 9, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Edwin and Loraine Jaehnen. Her life took her to Boulder, CO where she built a career as a medical receptionist while her adventurous spirit explored the state in her beloved 1966 VW bug. Nancy’s greatest adventure began when she married Wendall Borchert on September 22, 1979 and became an instant mom to two children, Eric, and Staci. Nancy was always up for an impromptu escapade, exploring a new hiking trail, or a heart-to-heart talk. She was an ambitious and resourceful professional with the heart and soul of a true creative. Nancy loved her work at Boulder Orthopedics and the Pediatric Center, but it was her lifelong office friends that she cherished most. And she loved a good party, but not only did she attend a party, she was the party, and it was not uncommon for perfect strangers to become instant friends.
Nancy’s other passions included all things furry; her great love and respect of animals equaled that of her love and respect for chocolate. She also loved learning and discovering new things. She would go wherever the road would take her even if it meant taking a detour to the nearest amusement park just to ride the rollercoasters (the more hair raising the better). Being a Grandma, aka Grandma Yancy, was one of her greatest blessings. Giggles, shenanigans, and unconditional love, as well as perfect presents at the perfect time, often defined her. You knew you were truly special if she made up a song about you or bestowed upon you a perfectly fitting, thought-out nickname. Her sense of humor was unmistakable, and her spirit has forever left a permanent imprint on our lives.
Nancy is remembered in love by her husband Wendall Borchert of Boulder, CO; stepdaughter Staci (Jim) Scheurenbrand of Indianola, IA; grandchildren, Samuel Borchert, Jacob Borchert, Madeline Borchert, Zachary Borchert of Erie, CO and Adam Scheurenbrand and Joseph Scheurenbrand of Indianola, IA. Brother Ed of Cincinnati, OH; daughter-in-law Amy Annibal, former daughter-in-law Janet Borchert, nieces, nephews, other family, and a vast and eclectic group of friends.
Nancy is preceded in death by her parents; sisters Viola and Arlene; brothers Billy, Jim, and Bobby and her stepson Eric Borchert.
Please join the family to celebrate her life Saturday, June 12, 2021, 10:00 a.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Gunbarrel. Memorial donations may be made to the church.
Celebration of Life
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Nancy L. Borchert
June 5, 2021
I remember Nancy as a wonderful neighbor, always cheerful, always smiling. For a brief time, Nancy helped as my husband and I started our microfilming business in our basement across the street. One snowy and blustery morning, Nancy arrived at the door, red-cheeked and clutching a coffee mug. As she breezed in, she said, "The roads are hell!" We laughed all morning. With love, Rich and I offer our sympathy to Wendell and to the family for their great loss. We trust she's at peace and that she's regained her wonderful smile. Kathy Muth
May 19, 2021
We first met Nancy in 1970 when we lived in a small apartment located at Alpine and 9th Street in Boulder, Colorado. My husband had just returned from his second VietNam tour of duty. Months later we built a home in Pine Brook Hills and moved from that apartment.
I started working for Dr. Bosley, Orthopedic surgeon, in 1969. I am not exactly sure when Nancy came to work at his office. We used to walk to the Dairy Queen and enjoyed eating lunch at a great Mexican restaurant a couple blocks away. Working along side Nancy was a lot of fun.
Wendall and Eric moved to Boulder in the mid 70’s and I introduced Nancy to them.
Shortly thereafter, we attended their beautiful mountain wedding.
I have fond memories of Nancy’s 60th birthday party. That was a very happy time for her.
Nancy loved Eric and Stacey, and her grandchildren as her own. They were the family she always wanted.
Nancy will be missed by many, she was a very special lady
May 15, 2021
I was blessed to be Nancy’s hairdresser and friend for many,many years and each visit was filled with laughter and warmth. She was one of the best that God gave to this Earth and will dearly be missed.