Dana “Pops” R. Borda

October 24, 1947 - March 30, 2024

Dana “Pops” R. Borda, 76, passed away suddenly on March 30, 2024, at his home in Carson City. Dana was born October 24, 1947, in Minden to Raymond and Bonnie Guthrie Borda. Growing up in the Carson Valley, Dana’s love of cars started at a very young age in the 1950s, while he worked at Virgil Condron’s Shell Station in Gardnerville soaking up all the knowledge he could about cars and engines along with their oil and grease. Dana graduated from Douglas High School in 1965 and soon after married Susan M. Watson, his high school sweetheart. Dana and Susan planted new roots in Carson City and together owned and operated the Atlantic-Richfield (ARCO) full-service station on the corner of Carson and Bath Streets from 1971 through 1999. Needing extra space to make his business plans a reality, Dana designed his dream auto repair garage—moving into the new and current location in December 1999. Dana will long be remembered for his countless stories about cars and his antics of growing up in small town Nevada. Dana felt strongly that the many people who worked with him over the past 50+ years were like family. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Susan M. Borda; daughters Beverly A. Borda and Bonnie S. Borda Hoffecker; son-in-law Craig V. Hoffecker; grandson William Dana Hoffecker; sister Gena L. Borda; and faithful employees Mark A. Kuhlman and Brenda S. Frank. In lieu of a service or flowers, we ask that all who knew Dana/Pops and have a story to tell visit the mentions tab @Dana Borda’s Automotive Facebook page to share tales with his family and friends.