George and Merle were very active in the community, both in church and social groups, as well as Masonic groups due to George's membership in that organization. The two traveled and socialized and hosted many family gatherings until George's death in 1992. Merle lived for many years after in their home in Bellevue before moving into a retirement community, then to a group home where she lived until her death in 2012.
Her funeral was attended by all of her children, grandchildren, and both of her great-grandchildren, as well as many more distant family relations and friends, all of whom remembered her fondly. She is greatly missed.
|The Bordewick Girls at Merle's birthday|