Monday, January 16, 2006

Obituary: Lorna Doone (Jackson) Borgwardt - Class of 1944

HARLINGEN, TEXAS/ MADISON - Lorna Doone Borgwardt, age 79, died on Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at Valley Baptist Hospital, Harlingen, Texas, as a result of an emergency surgery. She was born Dec. 9, 1926, in Madison, the daughter of Christine (Pridat) and Ernest Jackson. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Harvey Borgwardt, now living with his daughter in Madison; her son, Heath Borgwardt of Maryland; her daughter, Ronna (Rick) Trapanese of Madison; and two grandsons, Dominic and Anthony. She also leaves behind many, many dear and wonderful friends; they were very precious to her. Lorna was an avid painter, sculptor and carver. She went to Central High School. She taught adult painting at Madison Area Technical College and University Extension and won numerous awards around the country for her beautiful artwork. Lorna had great faith and knew that someday she would be in the arms of her savior again. We picture her surrounded with butterflies and hummingbirds and angels all around her in the Lord's garden. We also imagine she will still be painting, no longer in pain, but free to explore her new world with a joyous heart. "I lift up my eyes to the hills-from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth." Psalm121:1-2. A memorial service was held in Harlingen Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006. Memorials may be made to Unity Church of Madison Chimes Choir, 601 Thompkins Road, Madison, WI 53716.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on January 16, 2006

Note: Lorna Doone (Jackson) Borgwardt's class year is based on information in the 1944 editon of The Mirror Magazine, which served as the Madison Central High School yearbook during World War II.

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