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Mary Louise Carpenter Borgman Obituary

Mary Louise passed away peacefully on Jan. 1, 2024, at the age of 90.

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Mary Louise Carpenter Borgman was born May 13, 1933, in Bartlesville, Okla. She was a citizen of the Osage Nation and was the daughter of Charles E. Carpenter and the granddaughter of Mary E. Roy Carpenter, both Osage allottees. Mary Louise was from the Eagle Clan (Tzi-Zho Clan). 

Mary Louise grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1951. In October 1956, Mary Louise married Louis Henry Borgman. Throughout his years of service in the U.S. Air Force they were stationed at various bases throughout the country. Upon Louis’ retirement, the Borgman family became owners of the beloved family-operated restaurant, the Beef & Brew, located in Boerne, Texas. Mary Louise loved to sew and was an avid reader. She was a good friend to the Boerne Public Library and St. Helena’s Episcopal Church.

Mary Louise passed away peacefully on Jan. 1, 2024, at the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles E. Carpenter and Mena Comparet Carpenter; husband, Louis; and brother, Sam Ragland.

Mary Louise is survived by her children, Christopher Borgman and Marissa Hines; brother, Lon P. Carpenter; grandchildren, Carter Hines and Courtney Hines; and great-nieces in Oklahoma, Christina Finsel and Haley Greenough and their families. 

The funeral service was held on Jan. 16, 2024, at the St. Helena’s Episcopal Church in Boerne, Texas. Interment followed at the Boerne City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were James Babbitt, Darren Kreth, Stephan Smith, and Randy Barnhill.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation either to the Boerne Public Library (https://www.ci.boerne.tx.us/2295/Library) or the Osage Nation Foundation (https://www.osagefoundation.org/donate). For either donation, please note Mary Louise Borgman in the memo line. 

Mary Louise was loved and cherished by all who knew her and she is greatly missed.

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