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Barbara Ann (Jones) Borgeson died December 4 at the age of 82 in Bellville
after a long bout with illness. Mrs. Borgeson was born to Harry Clippinger
Jones and Zola Frances Colwell Conrad in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1923.
She leaves her husband of 61 years, Earl C. Borgeson of Bellville; their
three children -- Barbara (Bobi) Borgeson and Geoffrey Borgeson of
Bellville, and Steven Borgeson of Sherborn, Mass.; five grandchildren; and
one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Borgeson  also leaves her half-brother, Doug Jones of St. Louis,
Missouri; and three nephews -- Warren Witt of Southlake, Texas, Fred Witt of
Osseo, Minnesota and Nolan Jones of Sugar Land, Texas as well as one niece,
Michelle Pratt of St. Louis. Mrs. Borgeson was preceded in death by her
parents and only sister, Mary Louise Jones Witt.
From 1958 to 1970, the Borgesons lived in Sudbury, Mass., where Mrs.
Borgeson was an active community volunteer.
She worked in the Sudbury public schools doing eye and ear testing, served
as a deaconess at the Memorial Congregational Church, and devoted countless
hours as a volunteer and spectator for the Sudbury Little League. She also
worked part-time at Country Living, a classic clothing store.
Following eight years in  Palo Alto and Pasadena, California, Mr. and Mrs.
Borgeson moved to Dallas in 1978 where Mr. Borgeson served for 10 years as
Professor of Law and Director of the Underwood Law Library at Southern
Methodist University School of Law.
The Borgesons volunteered as "host family" for several students from Taiwan
and the People's Republic of China who were studying at the SMU Law School
and welcomed them into their home and family.
During this time, Mrs. Borgeson worked at Clothes Circuit, a women's
clothing resale shop. She also made three trips to Singapore to visit her
daughter and two of her grandsons.
Upon their retirement in 1988, the Borgesons moved to Bella Vista, Arkansas,
prior to their return to Massachusetts. They settled in Ashland and then
They were fixtures on the sidelines of their grandchildren's soccer,
baseball, and softball games in Sherborn and frequent visitors to Sunshine
Dairy and C&L Frosty.
Mrs. Borgeson, an avid mystery reader, often carried a Mrs. Polifax novel
with her for between innings entertainment reading.
A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at Knesek Family
Funeral Chapels, Bellville.
Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made  in Mrs. Borgeson's name to the
Houston chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 2909 W. Holcombe Blvd.,
Houston, TX 77025 or online at
Posted by Joy Neely


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