Bernice Bartlett Borrman


(died December 4, 1983)


Memorial services will be held Saturday in New York for Bernice Bartlett Borrman of Los Altos, who died at her home Sunday. She was 92.


Mrs. Borrman was a native of Norwood, N.Y. She was a graduate of the University of Vermont and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.


After graduation, she taught school in several New York communities then traveled to China to resume her acquaintance with William Borrman, then a missionary. They were married in China in 1920.


In 1927, because of military unrest, they returned to New York, where Mrs. Borrman became a librarian in a small community from 1940 until 1954. Her husband became a businessman. When they retired, they moved to Los Altos. Mr. Borrman died in 1975.


Mrs. Borrman had been involved with the Association for the Blind.


Surviving are three daughters, Bernice Palos of Los Altos, Anna Weismann of New York and Laura Smith of Wisconsin; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandson.


Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Neptune Society in San Jose.


The family prefers memorials be donations to the Association for the Blind.


(Originally appeared in the Redwood City Tribune/Peninsula Times Tribune on December 8, 1983, on file at the San Mateo County Genealogical Society, California. Obituary provided by Valerie Roulo)


(Mrs. Borrman is buried in Bixby Cemetery, Norfolk)