I was in Arkansas holding her hand 24 hours later, knowing each breath could be her last.
On Sunday, September 18th at 4:04 p.m. She took that last breath, and left behind a legacy of love and service to Jesus Christ for her husband, three children, and 10 grandchildren.
She is now in heaven with family and so, so many dear friends rejoicing and praising Him still.
Garon Vian Gabriel Bormann
Garon was born Sept. 30, 1944 in
Garon and Thomas married on Aug. 21, 1964 in
A few years were spent serving the United Methodist circuit churches of Hunter’s Chapel in Casscoe, Shiloh in Crockett’s Bluff, Roe,
The Bormanns were chosen North Arkansas County Farm Family of the Year in 1996 upon the death of Garon’s father-in-law, Robert Bormann.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Rev. Thomas Bormann; three children, Beth (Daniel) Paulsen of Waverly, Iowa, Mark (Christina) Bormann and Jeannie Bormann of Stuttgart; 10 grandchildren, Jared Bormann, Hope Herald, Mary Heather Herald, Gracie Bormann, Jedd Paulsen, Hannah Herald, Austin Bormann, Russ Paulsen, Holly Herald and Abby Bormann (all ages 9 to 15); a brother, Dane (Kathy) Gabriel of Boerne, Texas; and three in-laws, Elizabeth Williams of Atlanta, David (Lidia) Bormann of Trieste, Italy, and Marianne (Robert Apfel) Gabriel of Lindfield, Australia.
Cousins Dr. Larry Waldrip and Rev. Larry Taylor of
There are 12 nephews and seven nieces of whom she is very proud — Texans Ethan, Kacey, Darren, Col. Scott, Gray and Dean Gabriel; Erin Gabriel and Ashley De Sousa, of Australia; Judge Dibrell, Darryl and David Waldrip of Texas; Georgia natives, Rick and Randy Smith and Robin Greene; and Miriam, Rebekah, Sarah, Deborah and Ivan Bormann of Italy.
Garon was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Lt. Col. Dale Gabriel. Two young female cousins, Glynda Ann Smith and Suellen Evans, were lost in tragic accidents in 1965 and are awaiting her in heaven.
A special thank you goes out to the Hospice Angels nurses of
Family members will be gathered at the Bormann home at
Memorials are requested to
A Word of Testimony
“For Me to Live in Christ”
Some of the greatest joys in Garon’s life were seeing and helping children and adults come to know, love and live for Jesus Christ. In Chapter 3 of John, Jesus says “Except a man be born again (spiritually), he cannot see the