In memory of
Charles Edward Borders
Charles Edward Borders In Loving Memory of Charles E. Borders. 91, of Indianapolis, passed away on January 5, 2017, at Clearvista Lake Health Care Center. Retired from Indianapolis Power & Light Company, Sr Vice President. Born in Bloomfield, Indiana, December 30, 1925. Parents Roy A. and Roberta Borders. Educated Linton-Stockton High School, 1943; University of Notre Dame, B.S.E.E., 1947; Married Margie O'Hern, 1947. (1928-2004) Survived by his children Kathy Montgomery, Kristine Fresch and Brian Borders; Grandchildren Gwen Montgomery, Joe Montgomery and Jen Montgomery (Bernson) and Great-granddaughter, Lola June Montomery. Dad had been an avid golfer with the trophies to prove it. He began playing golf when he was 12 years old on the Linton Golf Course in Linton, Indiana. Upon his graduation from Notre Dame, he married Margie. Eventually, they moved to Indianapolis when he went to work for IPALCO. He retired in 1991 to travel and pilot his boat in Bocilla, Florida. He loved to sing and often would get up and entertain in local restaurants. Dad was a man of honesty and integrity. He was proud of his work accomplishments with IPALCO. He combined his work ethic with service to the community. His involvement included: President Better Business Bureau, Chairman Indianapolis Home Show, Indianapolis Opera Company, Indiana Region of National Conference of Christians and Jews, The Indiana Electric Association and the Indiana Electric League, International Center, Chairman of WFYI Tenth Anniversary Celebration, Indianapolis Housing Authority, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Town Board of North Crows Nest, Co-founder for the Committee of Jobs and Energy; cited for civic work by the Bethel AME Church; Kentucky Colonel.He enjoyed membership in the Service Club of Indiana, having served in the Navy V-12 program as an Officer. Released from the Navy Reserve as a Lt. JG. Memorial Service entrusted to Crown Hill Funeral Services. No visitation. Service begins at 1 p.m., Tuesday, January 10, in the Chapel. After the service, Interment to occur at the Abbey Mausoleum on the grounds of Crown Hill.
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