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223 North Bedford Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Phone: 269-965-5145
Fax: 269-965-5148
Mary Borrowdale

Mary J. "Jean" Borrowdale (Andersen)

Thursday, October 20th, 1921 - Sunday, December 29th, 2019
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Mary Jean Borrowdale, 98, of Battle Creek, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019. She was born October 20, 1921 in Battle Creek, the daughter of Olaf and Ethel (Stephan) Andersen. Jean met her future husband, Robert James Borrowdale, while attending a pre-nursing course at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. The two married in Glendale, CA in 1946 after she finished her nursing course and he was discharged from the Army after WWII. Jean continued her nursing career for over 40 years and was an active member of the Battle Creek Seventh-Day Adventist Tabernacle while living in Battle Creek.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; sons, Dr. Robert (Bita) Borrowdale and Dr. Gregory (Anita) Borrowdale; five grandchildren; one great granddaughter; sister, Phyllis Nay; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings.
Visitation will be held at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Sunday, January 12th from 2:00-4:00 PM. Committal services will be held on Monday, January 13th at 10:00 AM at the Fort Custer National Cemetery. Burial will follow at the Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI. Memorial tributes may be made to The Oaks at Northpointe Woods.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 12th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, January 12th, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Battle Creek Seventh Day Adventist Tabernacle
    264 Michigan Ave W
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
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    We apologize for any inconvenience but the visitation that was scheduled for Sunday the 12th at Bachman Hebble F.S. has been cancelled and a Memorial service has been scheduled instead for the same date, Sunday the 12th, at 3:00 PM at The Battle Creek Seventh-Day Adventist Tabernacle. Thank you!
  • Service

    Monday, January 13th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday, January 13th, 2020 10:00am
    Fort Custer National Cemetery
    15501 West Dickman Road
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  • Interment

    Fort Custer National Cemetery
    15501 West Dickman Road
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John Kulp

Posted at 08:09pm
I'm very sorry to learn of Jean's passing. Her husband and my father were business partners and we were very fond of both of them as kids. I hope he continues to do well

Steve and Diane Pratt

Posted at 09:22pm
We are so sad to learn of Aunt Jean's passing and pray for comfort for Uncle Bob, Aunt Phyllis and family. Steve and I hold many warm memories in our hearts and will always remember her. Hugs and Love to you all!

Steve and Diane and family

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