Born in Denver, Colo., in the summer of '49 to John and Bennie Wolf, where she would spend her early life until she met her husband, Ed. Then, in 1974 Ed would decide that a farmer's life was the one for him and Linda would pack up the house and the kids and make the trip to Delta, Colo., which would become the place that she would eventually call home and spend the remainder of her wonderful life.
In 1982 Linda would begin work on a five-year degree in nursing from Mesa State College, a degree that would lead her to not only a promising career but a rewarding one as well. After the passing of her loving husband in 1989 and a series of downturns, Linda would reaffirm to herself that life was too short to be spent feeling sorry for one's self and that she would lead life to its fullest. And that she would do. Linda grabbed life by the horns and shook it for all it was worth, holding and excelling at a great job, and continually inspiring people to help others through her teachings at the Delta Vo-Tech CNA program. Making amazing friends that would stick with her, her entire life, and enjoying magnificent travels, fantastic food, great wine, and a family that loved her with everything they had. Living her life with a contagious smile and laugh that could brighten any one's day Linda lived her life letting nothing stand in her way and left with ones she loved and that beautiful smile still on her face. By her example, Linda influenced us on how to live and she taught us how to die. We think of her as a woman of the world. The world is missing her, but we know her spirit is now of the universe.
She is survived by her loving mother, Bennie W. Ross; her brothers, John Wolf, and Jerry Wolf; her children, John W. (Cindy) Borgerding, Rachael Erickson, and Joseph (Leslie) Borgerding, as well as her 12 amazing grandchildren: David, Katlyn, Rosemary, John Tyler, Michaela, Johnny, Shaniece, Victoria, Robert, Lily, C. Chase, Steven and one gorgeous great granddaughter, Samantha. Linda is greeted in death by her admiring husband, Edward W. Borgerding, her beautiful sister, Tonda Wing and her wonderful son-in-law, Bob Erickson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be sent to the Migrant Clinician Network at www.migrant
clinician.org because she would have liked nothing better.
"I get up, I walk, I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing." Hillel
A gathering of family and friends will be on Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. at Linda's house, 3222 1900 Road in Delta.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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