Sherman Pierre Bordarrampe

7/30/1943 - 2/13/2021

Obituary

Sherman Pierre Bordarrampe, age 77, passed away in Bellingham, WA on February 13, 2021. He was born in Buffalo, Wyoming on July 30, 1943. Of proud Basque heritage, and proud to be American, Sherman’s family worked and owned a thriving sheep ranch just south east of the city of Buffalo and also had a home in town. Sherman spent his summers in the Big Horn Mountains at the family’s mountain sheep camp.

He attended Johnson County High School where he excelled in sports, notably track & field and basketball, earning many awards. After high school and a brief time at the University of Wyoming, Sherman enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed at Travis Air Force Base in California. He was part of an Air Missile Support Group and a Vietnam Veteran. Nicknamed by his fellow servicemen, he would thereafter become affectionately known as “Bo” by many friends, family, and coworkers. Honorably discharged, Sherman went to work for General Electric Co. in Sacremento, California.

In the 1970’s Sherman moved to Whatcom County Washington where he was employed by Intalco Alluminum (Alcoa), working his way up to the position of Electrical Maintenance Specialist. He met and married his wife Candace at Assumption Catholic Church in Bellingham, WA. in 1988. Together they made their family home in Ferndale, with children George, Julie, Erick and Scott. Sherman (Bo) retired from Intalco Alluminum (Alcoa) in the year 2000 after 30 years with the company.

Sherman and Candace then moved to Buffalo, Wyoming to care for Sherman’s mother, Florence Bordarrampe, until her passing. While there, Sherman also enjoyed helping out at the local YMCA.

In 2012 Sherman and Candace moved back to Washington state, living a few years in Ellensburg, WA., and then more recently moving to Lynden, WA.

Sherman especially enjoyed home and family, classic cars and trucks, etc, vintage toys and helping others.

He was a gentleman, a patriot, a proud, strong, man of honor and decency, always with a positive attitude. He took great pride in everything he did.

Sherman was preceded in death by his brother Albert, his Daddy Pete, his Mommy Florence, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Sherman is survived by his loving wife Candace Bordarrampe, beloved children George, Julie, Erick and Scott, Grandsons Derek and Hugh, granddaughter Charley, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, brother and sister in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends in Washington, Arizona, Wyoming, Nevada, California, Montana, Idaho, and New Mexico.

God Rest his Beautiful Soul
Peace Be With You My Sweet
Love Always and Forever.

Due to restrictions, services will be private. Honor him by doing a good deed in his name.

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13 responses to Sherman Pierre Bordarrampe

  1. My dear sweet Bo………I miss you so much. I pray you are in a beautiful place surrounded by your parents, your brother and in God’s loving care. A precious life has changed but is not taken away……I treasure the time we had together. I wish I could have hugged you one more time. You are my soulmate and we will be together again someday as God wills it through his son, our Lord Jesus Christ. I love you today and always………..Peace be with you my sweet.

  2. Dearest Candace and Family,
    I am so sad about Sherman’s passing. I know that you miss him vey much and will always remember him with love and gratitude.
    I remember him when he was about 7 years old. My family visited the Bordarrampes in Buffalo, Wyoming when I was 10 years old. His mother was my Godmother and my mother’s oldest sister. I am the oldest cousin on his mother’s side of the family. A distinction I would tease him about.
    He was always happy, kind, funny, busy, musical ,charming, kind, and of course handsome. Everyone loved him.
    He could ride horses, run like like the wind, play the accordion, sing, dance, play all sorts of sports ,and help on the sheep ranch, both in the valleys and the mountains .He adored his little brother Albert and played big brother to perfection.
    Sherman, my brother Charlie and wife Tami and I went to the Basque Country 6 years ago. He stayed 20 days and we visited his grandparents’, and parents’ home places and also the church in Valcarlos, Spain where his parents were married. Later we entered a hotel restaurant to find a fellow who remembered him from his days on the sheep ranch and showed us a wall full of pictures from those days. What a surprise it all was. A highlight was a visit to McDonalds when we took him to the airport.
    Our family reunion was memorable, especially when Sherman and Candace drove up in a red Cadillac.
    Always the gentleman- knowing what to say and what to do to make people comfortable. What a great guy he was. May he rest in peace. Until we meet again. Much love always.
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    1. Beautiful memories! I wish I had known Sherman in those early days.
      Glad you two were able to have an adventure visiting the Basque country. He really enjoyed it.
      We both enjoyed the family reunion very much.
      Love and best wishes to you and yours.

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