James Borrowdale
James Borrowdale

Obituary of James Joseph Borrowdale

James (Jim) Joseph Borrowdale and has joined our Lord in Heaven on Aug 2, 2023. He was born on June 13, 1943  in Evergreen Park, Illinois. Jim is proceeded in death by his parents, father Hank, mother Florence (Flo) Borrowdale, brother Lawrence Borrowdale and his Great Grandson Bennett Wayne. Jim is survived by his loving wife Vicki Borrowdale of 52 years, Daughters Linda Johnson, her husband John Johnson and Chrissy Borrowdale. Grandchildren Mileena Malen, her husband Eric Malen, Great Grandchild Finn Malen,  Adam Mitchell, Jordan Johnson and Darius Johnson.


Jim served in the Army and spent time in Vietnam. Once he returned he went back to work at AT&SF Railway. Jim would have much preferred to work with the great Iron Horse. During this time, Jim also married his love, Vicki Sandin in June of 1971.

Jim was most known for his tremendous love of bowling. He excitedly shared his love for bowling with his daughters when they were very young and they still bowl to this day. The highlight of Jim’s bowling career is when he bowled his 300 game and when he was inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame in 2005.


Besides bowling, Jim also enjoyed time on the golf course, going fishing and especially time with good friends. Jim always had a good time playing cards with his children and his grandchildren.


Jim has always been a big believer in recycling, especially aluminum cans and copper. He loved spending hours at home rocking in his recliner listening to classic country music.



To My daughters: When you are bowling bad, go back to the basics which is purpin ******Dicular and Para******lell. Keep on kicking butt and bowl good. I love you with all my heart and will always be with you at the bowling alley.


Hold on Fred I’m on my way!


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Memorial Service

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, August 11, 2023
Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque
225 San Mateo Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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