Gem Bordages, 79, of Galveston, died Monday, March 30, at her home. She was born June 26, 1935, in Nacogdoches, to Vera Price and John Cullen Browning. Gem spent her early childhood in Hemphill, but later moved to Orange with her family to help run the Orange Leader.

Her memory will remain in those she left behind, including her children, Cullen Bordages, of Vidor, Laura Freuden, of Albuquerque, NM, Thomas Bordages and his wife, Francy, of Denver, Co. and Claire Bordages, of Galveston; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and brothers, Travis Browning and Steven Browning.

Gem is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Phillip Bordages; brother, Thomas Naron; sister, Louise Cook and daughter-in-law, Becky Bordages.

A Rosary will be recited for Mrs. Bordages at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 34th and Avenue K, Galveston. Her memorial mass will follow at 2:00 p.m., at the church, under the direction of Broussard’s, Beaumont.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt sense of gratitude to Gem’s caregivers, Mary, Pat and her dear friend, Ray Brown, for all the selfless acts over the last few years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sunshine Center, Inc, 1726 21st Street, Galveston, Texas 77550.

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