Philip "Phil" Boreen, 81, died October 4th, 2023, at home in Gilbert, Arizona.
Phil was born July 17, 1942, in St. Paul, Minnesota to Ted and Ethel Boreen. Phil loved Minnesota and would often share his cherished memories of growing up there. He enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, often visiting with family and engaging in lively card games, such as 500, where his competitive spirit and quick wit shone. He leaves behind a legacy of cherished memories and a treasure trove of knowledge. Phil had an incredible gift of storytelling, captivating everyone with his tales that were as rich as the history he held within his heart. His memory for dates and details was unmatched, a true historian of his time.
Phil is preceded in death by his beloved parents, Ted and Ethel Boreen. His is survived by wife, Nancy Boreen; children, John (Jean) Boreen and Janette (Mike) Kinney; grandchildren, Amanda (Jeff) Laue, Laura Boreen, and Cole Kinney; and great grandchildren, Chloe, Tristen, Marie, and Lucian Laue. Phil will be remembered for his boundless wisdom, unforgettable stories, and unwavering loyalty. He will be deeply missed and forever cherished in our hearts.