George Borton passed away at age 87 in Gilroy, CA on Saturday, Sept 26, 2009 at home after a long illness. George was with his loving wife Marjorie Silvera-Borton and step daughter Robin Silvera-Vasquez at the time of passing.
Born March 21,1922 in Wichita Falls, TX to George and Travis Borton and married to Anne Louise Borton in 1944 and Marjorie Silvera-Borton in 2007.
While attending Mid Western University he entered the first civilian pilot training program in 1939. He worked as a flight instructor in Dallas, TX, joined U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, served as a pilot in the Southwest Pacific and Korean War. Retired Captain Northwest Airlines and predecessor companies. Retired Colonel USAF.
Resided in Vallejo, Fairfield, Redwood City and Gilroy CA. Previously resided in Glendale and Surprise Arizona. Member Air Line Pilots Assn., Retired Reserve Officers Assn., American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Model T Club of America, 4th Ferry Group Army Air Corps, Sitting Ducks, NWA Retired Pilots and AOPA.
Survived by wife Marjorie Silvera-Borton of Gilroy, CA, son Robert Borton of Glendale, AZ, son Bruce Borton of Citrus Heights, CA and step daughter Robin Silvera-Vasquez of Gilroy, CA. Two grandchildren Cassandra McGaughey and Nicholas Borton, 4 great grandchildren.
Predeceased by wife Anne L. Borton 1991, daughter Trudie Martinez 2007
Services planned Friday October 09, 2009, Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Road, Peoria, Arizona 85381 (623)-974-3671. Viewing 9:00 to 10:30 AM, Service 10:30 AM burial 12:30 PM National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024 (480) 513-3600.
Family requests donations to Hospice in lieu of flowers. Online memory donations are available at: