Timothy Dean Borrud, 58, of Mesa, Arizona passed away suddenly Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Mesa. He was born on May 1, 1959 in Williston, North Dakota to Albert and Mary Borrud. He was baptized and confirmed in the First Lutheran Church in Williston, ND and graduated from WHS in 1977 and continued his education at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
During his school years, he was active in boy scouts, band, piano, choir, baseball, many other school activities and being class president.
Through his faith, he cared for, and influenced every life he touched with his patience and compassionate ways. He loved to cook and entertain his family and friends and with his terrific sense of humor always made us laugh. He truly had a gift of giving and pleasing other people.
Tim found his calling in healthcare as a patient advocate during his 25-year career in Arizona with Dignity Healthcare at the Chandler Regional Hospital and the Mercy Gilbert Medical Center as Manager of Financial Counseling. His compassion and respect for the patient was his mission and was felt by all who knew him.
Tim had many interests and hobbies, especially his annual San Diego deep sea fishing trips with his best friends. He loved photography, always capturing the beauty of mother nature and his love for animals. His extensive knowledge of various artists and their music was an important part of his everyday life.
Honoring his generous wish, the gift of life was shared with many people in need through organ and tissue donation.
Left to mourn his passing is his mother, Mary Borrud of Williston, ND; his sister, Debra Borrud of Mesa, AZ; niece, Jane Errebo of Chicago, Ill; brother, Thomas Borrud and his wife Diana of Brier, WA; his niece and nephew, Allison and Andrew Borrud, Brier, WA; and brother, Darryl Borrud of Williston, ND.
He was preceded in death by his father, Albert H. Borrud; his brother, David A. Borrud; his grandparents, Hjalmar and Alice Borrud and Florence V. Thompson of Williston, ND.
A memorial service will be held on Friday June 30, 2017 at 12:00 noon at the Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201. Interment in Williston, North Dakota at a later date.