Phyllis was born on July 4, 1925, in Lovell, to Harrold and Lillian Hinkel. She grew up with four sisters and one brother. Phyllis graduated from Lovell High School in 1943.
She married Robert Borders on March 25, 1944, in Columbus, Montana, and their marriage was sealed in the temple on Aug. 23, 1951. She was the proud mother of three children: Ronnie, Caryl, and Cathi.
Phyllis helped her husband open two service stations and a bulk plant and did all of the bookwork for many years, allowing them to spend more time together. Family was always a top priority for Phyllis. She and Bob traveled frequently to see their children and grandchildren as often as time would allow.
Phyllis was very active in her church and gave a great deal of her time to volunteer. She served in numerous positions over the years, including Stake Relief Society, Ward Relief Society, Stake Primary, Ward Primary President, along with the Cub Scouts and Stake Extraction Program. She also served as a ward librarian in Powell 1st Ward. She was very passionate about her beliefs and her involvement in the church.
Phyllis was preceded in death by both of her parents; her husband Bob; her son Ronnie Borders; her siblings Helen, Josephine, and Barbara; and her grandson Nicholas.
She is survived by her brother Bob Hinkel; her daughters Caryl and Cathi; her daughter-in-law LuAnn, her six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
A visitation service will be held on Monday, April 24, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Thompson’s Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 1026 Ave. E in Powell.
Memorial donations can be made to your favorite charity in her name.