Kindra Gay Boruff-Hossack was born in Terre Haute, Indiana to Kinsey and Lavera Boruff on February 5, 1948. In 1954 Kindra's family relocated to Phoenix, Arizona. After graduating from Carl Hayden High School, she followed in her mother's footsteps by pursuing a career in nursing. She attended Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing and her career spanned over 30 years. In 1985 Gary Hossack and Kindra Boruff were married and began their walk down the road of life together and blended a family of five children.
Gary and Kindra shared a love of rodeo and the cowboy (and cowgirl) lifestyle. Gary was a team roper and Kindra was a barrel racer and they competed in Senior Pro rodeos in Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming. Kindra also competed in local barrel racing events sanctioned by the Christian Women's Barrel Racing Association. From 1985, they attended every National Finals Rodeo each December in Las Vegas until the Lord started calling them for that bigger Rodeo.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother Kinsey and Lavera Boruff and son David James Knight and husband Gary Hossack and sister Cynthia Boruff. Kindra is survived by children Deborah Hossack-Hendrix, Gary Stephen Hossack (Rachel), Robert Kinsey Knight, daughter-in-law Wendy Knight; and six grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two brothers, Randal Paul Boruff and Thomas Kent Boruff. Kindra died peacefully on December 20, 2022 surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral will be on Saturday January 14, 2023 at Hansen Chapel, 8314 N. 7th Street, Phoenix 85020. Please arrive between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM for services to start promptly at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6450 W. Northern Avenue, Glendale AZ 85301.
Chris Hendrix wrote on Jan 12, 2023:
"Kindra was a wonderful mother in law. She made me feel like family from day one. ( She always poured me the good scotch too. Lol. ) The one thing that stands out to me was her love for Gary. And his for her. I?m comforted by the fact that I know they?re together in rodeo heaven.
My deepest sympathies go out to Deborah and Steve. We were lucky to have her there for Gary ( and us) all those years. I know she was so so proud of you both. "
Arthene Robins wrote on Jan 1, 2023:
"Kindra was one of the nicest and sweetest ladies I had the privilege of knowing and barrel racing with. I was blessed to call her my friend. "
Kristen C wrote on Dec 26, 2022:
"We always remember special influential people in our lives. Two of them stand out for me & are one of the main reasons I am where I am today.
I will always cherish the many miles we traveled down the road in ?Big Bertha?
I will forever be grateful for the knowledge, time, & love showed to me. Growing up I spent virtually everyday riding with Gary at 5 in the morning before he left for work and being back in the evenings when Kindra was off shift, ready to go to a barrel race with her. From riding all day, evenings roping ?Buford?, dinner at The Treehouse, barrel races & team ropings, I spent most of my days at The Hossack?s.
Kindra & her mom are a big reason I pursued a career as a Nurse too. I remember them both teaching me how to make a bed the way you make a hospital bed. Let me tell you, they were Nurses of the old school, you could bounce a quarter off that bed!! I passed that in Nursing school with flying colors!
She never had to let the neighbor girl from down the street come & ride in her arena, let alone take her under her wing like she was her own kid, yet she did!
I owe so much to this sweet lady & am forever grateful I was blessed to know her!!
My heart hurts but I find comfort in knowing she is walking the streets of gold tonight reunited with the love of her life, Gary.
?Take Willy With Ya, Kindra Boruff Hossack? ??"