Mary Borcherding Whiting
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Mary Borcherding Whiting
  • January 3, 1925 - September 20, 2017
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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Mary Borcherding Whiting 92, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.Mary was born in Laurel, MS on January 3, 1925 to Oliver R. and Carrie Patrick Borcherding. She was raised in Indianapolis, IN. and attended Indiana University. Her family moved to the Washington, D.C. area, where she married and lived for many years. In 1968, Mary and her husband Jim relocated to the Raleigh area to be closer to their favorite place, Lake Gaston. Once in Raleigh, Mary worked at several locations, but ultimately retired from the NC State Legislature where she had many great friends. She was active in the Woman's Club, an avid bridge player and golfer. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, James F. Whiting, Sr. and her brother William Borcherding. Survivors include daughter Holly Puglia (Paul); son James F. Whiting, Jr. (Suzanne); sister-in-law Marylou Borcherding; grandsons, Jonathan McGee (Angela), Jeff McGee; great- grandsons, Mason and Wade McGee. Mary was an 18 year survivor of Ovarian Cancer; thanks in no small part to her indomitable spirit as well as the wonderful staff at UNC Women's Cancer Center. A memorial celabration of Mary's life will be held in private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, CB# 7295, Attn. Aime Mitchell, Director of Development Operations and Stewardship, Office of Development and Communications, , Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295