Linda Borsum

Linda Ann Borsum (Jarchow)

Wednesday, December 16th, 1942 - Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Linda Borsum, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Linda Borsum

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Linda's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Linda's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Linda Ann Borsum, age 77, of Battle Creek passed away on July 28, 2020 with her daughter and life partner by her side, after a long series of illnesses. Linda was born on December 16, 1942 in Battle Creek to Allen and Dorothy Jarchow.
She graduated from Lakeview High School and went on to earn her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Western Michigan University. Linda had a long career within the Lakeview School systems teaching elementary and ultimately, served as Director of Curriculum and Restructuring. She was also the president of the Lakeview Education Association and a strong advocate for teachers. Next, she co-founded Quality Learning Systems International and had many successful years of consulting. In addition, Linda had the unique opportunity to train directly with W. Edwards Demming who supported and endorsed her work with schools in the area of quality. Linda was also a certified examiner for the Macolm Baldridge award.
Linda married David Borsum in 1968. They had one child and shared 41 loving years together. Linda was fortunate to find companionship and love after David passed and spent eight years with her partner, Tom enjoying life together. Linda loved to read the New York times, was a self-described anglophile and enjoyed watching English mysteries and meeting with her “lunch bunch” friends of over fifty years. She spent her life traveling the world, visiting her daughter in Colorado and shopping for unique items with her family and friends. While her accomplishments were many, her greatest source of pride was her daughter, Leslie. She delighted in the times they spent together. Linda truly valued friendships and was a generous, compassionate and kind person to many she knew throughout her life. She has helped those in need by providing support, guidance and love.
Linda is survived by her daughter, Leslie and husband, Dean Morton of Boulder, CO and Tom Taverna, her partner. She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Dorothy; and her husband, David Borsum.
Cremation has been conducted and a celebration and remembrance of Linda's life will take place in the future.
In lieu of flowers, family has requested memorial contributions be made out to the Charitable Union; donate online by visiting, Please leave the family a personal message or share a story and sign the online guest book at
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Linda Ann Borsum (Jarchow), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Linda

Service Details

There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or planting a memorial tree in memory of Linda Ann Borsum (Jarchow).


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Linda here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Linda
2 trees have been planted in memory of Linda Ann Borsum (Jarchow)

Melvin Norma

Posted at 11:56am
Linda Borsum was one of the finest, most generous persons we have ever known. Most of Linda's life was a fine journey as she pursued her career which often took her to the "4 corners of the world". Linda had many friends and we were fortunate to have been included in that number We shall miss her very much! Mel Norman & Tanya Wenger

Hank Lindborg

Posted at 10:06am
Linda was a brilliant and gracious person. A tireless advocate for quality in education, she created networks of experts to improve state and local systems. She and Dave enriched my life with their friendship and encouragement for more than twenty years.
My condolences to Leslie and Tom.

Frances Allen

Posted at 04:12pm
In 2016, Leslie and Linda were visiting in San Diego and I was fortunate enough to share in a beautiful, laugh-filled sunset dinner with them on Del Mar beach. It is always a joy to witness the deep love and affection between mother and daughter and it was even more delightful to watch Linda and Leslie laughing and enjoying one another’s company. It was clear Linda was an amazing woman who had accomplished much in her life, foremost raising her daughter to be such an accomplished woman herself and special person. Clearly Linda was a guiding light in Leslie’s personal and professional development, and her passing saddens me greatly

Lisa Huyck

Posted at 02:56pm
May your spirit eternally shine bright.
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Linda Borsum — Plant a Tree Now

Monica DeGraff

Posted at 01:14pm
In honor of my friend Leslie and her mother Linda.
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Linda Borsum — Plant a Tree Now

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: