Glen A. Borden-Somers, Nordstrom employee

April 19, 2013

Glen A. Borden-Somers, 84, who did customer service work for the Nordstrom department stores at the Pentagon City and Tysons Corners shopping centers in the late 1980s and early 1990s, died April 5 at Inova Alexandria Hospital.

The cause was a blood clot in her brain caused by an accidental fall, said her daughter, Noel C. Borden.

Glenrose Lydia Armstrong was born in Milwaukee. From 1948 to 1951, she accompanied her first husband on an Army assignment in Vienna, Austria.

She worked as a primary school librarian in Wisconsin and an office clerk in Denver before settling in the Washington area in 1979.

Ms. Borden-Somers was an Alexandria resident and did volunteer work through the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia from her retirement until shortly before her death.

Her marriage to Don A. Borden Jr. ended in divorce. Her husband of 31 years, Richard L. Somers, died in 2012. A daughter from her first marriage, Leslie Borden, died in 2006.

Survivors include two children from her first marriage, Noel C. Borden of Arlington and Don A. Borden III of Alexandria; and a granddaughter.

— Emily Langer

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