February 26, 1943 – April 14, 2016
Dianna (Dee) Carol Borden passed away unexpectedly in Lynden. Dianna was born in Bellingham, WA, to George and Fernanda Borden of Blaine, WA.
She grew up in the family business, the Sea Vue Theatres. Throughout high school she attended the Blanche McDonald School of Modeling in Vancouver B.C. She graduated from Blaine High School the same year as receiving her modeling certificate.
Diana had a lovely voice and sang in the choir at the United Church of Christ in Blaine. She had a wonderful childhood filled with outdoor activities and friends. She loved horseback riding with friends and at Doran’s Riding Stable, roller skating at the Birch Bay rink, riding her bike around town and cruisin’ the Bay. She especially loved being with family. She had a delightful sense of humor and enjoyed live music and watching movies on TV. She and sister Billie never missed watching the Academy Awards Ceremony together, it was family tradition.
Dee was a Rainbow girl, then Mother Advisor, and years later she was initiated into the Masonic Order of Eastern Star.
Dianna modeled for 2 years until she met her future husband Joseph Anthony Segarra-Colon, while working at the Peace Arch Café. They had 2 daughters. Years later she married Denis McDade and they trained dogs for the Border Patrol, later marrying Dave Humbert of Ferndale.
In the early 80’s Dianna worked at the Beacon Ballroom, Pastime Tavern Wagon Wheel Tavern and Café International, and the Alcan Room as a pulltab dealer and bartender. In the early 90’s, she and brother George built and operated the Ferndale Movie Theatre.
Preceding her in death is father George Rome Borden, Jr., mother Fernanda Vogel Borden, sister Bettie Bengert, brother George Rome Borden III, sister-in-law Estelle Gates Borden, nephew Jerry Macmillan, and ex-husband Joseph Anthony Segarra-Colon.
Dianna is survived by sister Billie Rowell (Bruce) of Blaine, daughter Terri Sprague (Jeff) of Lynden, Toni Segarra of Lynden, 3 grandchildren: Leah Thies (Jesse) of Lynden, Jack Curlett (Danielle) of Nooksack, Ryan Curlett (Amanda) of Lynden. She was “GG” to her 3 great grandchildren with 3 more arriving soon. Aunt to Shane Rowell (Heidi) of Arlington, George Rome Borden IV of Seattle and known as “Auntie Mame” by niece Skye Hill (Michael) of Blaine. Aunt of seven and great Aunt of twelve.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, May 29 at the Mt. Baker Rotary club, 1715 Front St., Lynden, WA at 2 p.m. (East side, adjacent to the NW WA Fairgrounds entrance gates.)