Borghild Heran | AspenTimes.com

Borghild Heran

July 17, 1923 — March 23, 2019

Borghild Heran, age 95, took her final breath on March 23, 2019. She was born in Bergen, Norway on July 17, 1923, to Thorvald and Margit (Ogaard) Tennebekk.

Borghild immigrated to Milwaukee with her cousin in 1949 to “stay for two years” and travel. After living in Wisconsin, Naples, Florida and San Francisco, she settled in the city by the bay when she married Oyvind Heran, a Norwegian from Bergen as well. They raised four children, David Heran, Eric Hansen, Arne Hansen and Eva Lemley who all gave them 7 grandchildren.

Borghild was a head cook for a S.F. Junior high school. She was a Boy and Girl Scout leader, Sunday school teacher and PTA president among other things while raising a family. Cross-country skiing was part of her heritage and she continued that at Sugar Bowl, CA. She finally made it back to Norway in 1956 and then not again until 1973. From then until 2016, she traveled to Bergen regularly to visit family, but she never moved home again. She and Oyvind moved from S.F. after 35 years to Davis, CA. in ‘89. Borghild biked there and started bowling at 75. Dynamos was a walking group she joined and she never stopped walking. Then in Oct. 2016, she moved again to Aspen to be near family. She continued walking daily and everyone saw her coming with her ski poles. She always loved her lunches at the senior center.

Borghild’s family would like to thank the staff at Heritage Park in Carbondale for taking loving care of her last nine months. She loved going for walks there and playing Bingo.

Borghild’s ashes will be spread atop a favorite mountain in Bergen, Norway and out by the Golden Gate by family.


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