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Piper Lee Reign Slawson-Borgards

Piper Lee Reign Slawson-Borgards went from the arms of her family into the loving arms of Jesus on May 14, 2014, at the home of great-grandmother Karen Vondette.

Piper was born to Katy L. Slawson and Jake A. Borgards on April 21, 2014 in Grand Junction, Colorado. Piper spent some of her short life at Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colorado, surrounded by amazing doctors, incredible nurses, staff and loved ones. Piper’s first big adventure was coming over the passes from Denver to spend her last days in Rifle. Upon arrival, Pastor BJ Worthen anointed her with oil and dedicated her to the Lord.

This precious gift from God spent her time in Rifle creating a lifetime of memories for the loved ones that surrounded her twenty-four hours a day. She had a pony ride and party at the home of Mike and Lindsey Johnson, picnics, ATV rides, playgrounds, manicures, potlucks and a very special birthday with cousin Rikki Sours. She stole the hearts of all who met her and buckets were filled with tears. She was worth every tear that was shed.

An angel in the Book of Life wrote down my baby’s birth.

And whispered as she closed the book, “Too beautiful for earth.” ~Author unknown

Piper is survived by her parents, Katy and Jake of Parachute, brother Kayleb Borgards of Grand Junction; grandparents Kelly and Mark Slawson of Rangely, Pam and Jeff Dartt of Parachute and Bill Borgards of Rancho Cucamonga, California; her great-grandmother Karen Vondette of Rifle, uncle Kent Slawson, aunt Jess Lay and numerous great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.

Memorial donations can be sent to Hospice of the Valley, PO Box 3760, Basalt, Colorado 81621 or online to the Ronald McDonald House in Aurora, Colorado.

Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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