March 21, 2008
Ehrman Joseph “Doc” Borba passed away Friday, March 21, 2008, at his home after a courageous battle with prostate cancer. He was 87. Ehrman was born in Newman, Calif., on Aug. 18, 1920, to Joe Machado Borba and Rosa Gregorio Borba. He attended Yolo Grammar School and Orestimba High School. He served in the U.S. Army as a private first class from February 1945 to November 1946. He received basic training at Fort Ord, Calif., and was stationed in Japan. Ehrman worked on the family dairy farm and later worked as a milk tanker truck driver. He married Mary Luiz of Mountain View, Calif., on May 10, 1952. Mary passed away on April 19, 1984, after nearly 32 years of marriage. He later married Isabel Botehla. She preceded him in death in June of 1996. Ehrman and Mary thoroughly loved traveling in their RV. Over the years they traveled up and down the West Coast. Ehrman also enjoyed bowling, playing cards and Yahtzee and playing his guitar. In the 1940s, he played his guitar live on the radio. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Linda Borba and David Burback of Corvallis; his grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Corey and Diana Burback; and his twin great-grandchildren, Connor and Danica Burback of Winston. He is also survived by his sister, Rose Lucas of Newman, Calif., and by Isabel’s children; Evelyn, Patricia and Paul, and their families. He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward, of Modesto, Calif., in 2006 and by his sisters, Ann and Mary, and his brother, Joe, who all died in childhood. Ehrman moved to the Regent Retirement Residence in Corvallis in 2003. He often said that moving there was the best thing he’d ever done and that he should have done it a long time ago. There will be no local services.
Ehrman Joseph “Doc” Borba passed away Friday, March 21, 2008, at his home after a courageous battle with prostate cancer. He was 87. Ehrman was born in Newman, Calif., on Aug. 18, 1920, to Joe Machado Borba and Rosa Gregorio Borba. He attended... View Obituary & Service Information
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