Dorothy Ann Borgfeldt (Shelby) (1919 - 2001)

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About Dorothy Ann Borgfeldt (Shelby)


Dorothy Shelby Borgfeldt, 81, died March 30, 2001, at Air Force

Village West, a retirement community in Southern California.

Ms. Borgfeldt, born in Bayonne, N.J., to John and Mary Shelby, was a

Burbank resident for 30 years. After graduating from St. Mary's College,

Ms. Borgfeldt became a runway and photographic model in New York City,

where one of her photos remains on permanent exhibition in the Museum of

Modern Art.

She was a championship bowler, participating in tournaments across the

United States and winning hundreds of trophies. Her other activities

included tennis, membership in the Flying Tigers of the 14th Air Force

Assn., the Retired Officers Assn. and the Emblem Club.

Ms. Borgfeldt traveled all over the world. Several years before her

death, she visited China for the fourth time.

Her husband of 45 years, Lt. Col. Richard N. Borgfeldt U.S. Army-ret.)

preceded her in death. She is survived by daughters Susan Galvin and

Pamela Taylor; twin sons Richard Borgfeldt and Nicholas Borgfeldt; and

two grandchildren.

After cremation, Ms. Borgfeldt will be interred with her husband under

a single headstone at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Dorothy Borgfeldt's Timeline

December 12, 1919
March 30, 2001
Age 81