Jesse Carroll Borden

December 25, 1949July 22, 2020
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Jesse Carroll Borden, Olathe, KS passed away July 22, 2020. He was born December 25, 1949 to Jeannettie (Cash) and Emmitt Borden in Kansas City, MO. He grew up in Osawatomie, KS and graduated from Osawatomie High School in 1967. He attended Washburn University and worked for the State Hospital in Topeka. In 1969 he started working for General Motors at the Delco Battery Plant in Olathe, KS where he later retired after 30 years. He married Elaine Hodgson on August 30, 1974. They had three children: Kary Borden (Skylar) of Salem, Oregon; Eric Borden (Sara) of Drexel, MO and Carolyn Gonzales (Ryan) of Topeka, KS. He was a proud Uncle to Jeremy Borden (Gena) of Edwardsville, KS. He enjoyed being with his kids and grandkids. He loved being around people, never met a stranger, and enjoyed cooking and trying new recipes and sharing that love for cooking with his loved ones. He would give the shirt off his back to help others. He was a volunteer for Olathe Hospice, and even received the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2016.

He is survived by his wife, kids, and grandkids: Kalab Borden, Klayton Borden, Kasey Borden, Russell Borden, Brett Gonzales and Addison Gonzales; brother, Ed Lindsay; sister, Joann Borden of Kansas City, MO; mother-in-law, Mae Dean Hodgson of Eureka, KS; brothers and sisters-in-law: David Hodgson (Rosaleah) of Ponca City, OK; Steven Hodgson (Donna) of Hillsboro, OR and Joel Hodgson (DJ) of Tulsa, OK; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Clayton Hodgson.

There will be a gathering Thursday, July 30 from 5:30pm - 7:30 pm at McGilley and Frye Funeral Home, 105 E. Loula St., Olathe, KS 66061.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Olathe Hospice in Jesse Borden’s memory to OMCCF (Olathe Medical Center Charitable Foundation) at 20375 W. 151st suit 363, Olathe KS, 66061


  • Elaine Borden, Wife
  • Kary Borden (Skylar), child
  • Carolyn Gonzales (Ryan), child
  • Eric Borden (Sara), child
  • Kalab Borden, Grandchild
  • Klayton Borden, Grandchild
  • Kasey Borden, Grandchild
  • Russell Borden, Grandchild
  • Brett Gonzales, Grandchild
  • Addison Gonzales, Grandchild
  • Ed Lindsay, Brother
  • Joann Borden, Sister
  • Mae Dean Hodgson, Mother-in-law
  • David (Rosaleah) Hodgson, Brother-in-law
  • Steven (Donna) Hodgson, Brother-in-law
  • Joel (DJ) Hodgson, Brother-in-law
  • Jeannettie Cash, Mother (deceased)
  • Emmitt Borden, Father (deceased)

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 30, 2020


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Daniel Buck

August 2, 2020

Our deepest sympathy is expressed to you and your family during this time! Ms. Mae Dean shared the news of Carrol's passing! I wish I could of met Carroll but it was not meant to be. I often remember the fond memories Ms. Mae Dean would share with me at church about her being Carrol's favorite mother in law! My prayers are that the Lord lifts you up and brings His comfort to you and your family!

In Christ,
Pastor Dan and Pam Buck
Eureka First Baptist Church

Karen (Pulhamus) Lindstrom

July 31, 2020

Elaine, I have enjoyed looking at all the pictures online of Carroll and your family. I am sure you have many wonderful memories! Take care, Karen

Rachelle Moore (Sawyer)

July 30, 2020

Growing up, Carroll was like a second Dad to me! He always made me feel welcome and loved in their home. He would always greet me with a loud, "how are you doing Raquel!" He had a smile that could light up a room, caring eyes, and a very contagious laugh.
One of my fondest memories would be a trip to the grocery store Food 4 Less. Carolyn and I were acting up and Carroll jokingly said that he was going to take his belt off and whip us. I didn't miss a beat, I quickly came back with you're not even wearing a belt. He was in his bib overalls. I was a shy child and didn't normally say much, so I don't think he was expecting that. We had quite a laugh over it and still laugh about it 30 years later.
I could always count on Carroll, he was a huge comfort to me when I lost my own parents also! He will be greatly missed! Love and prayers to Elaine, Kary, Eric, Carolyn, and their families.

steve hodgson

July 30, 2020

Donna and I are saddened by your loss and wish we could be there in person to share our memories. With Love Steve and Donna

Franklin & Deloris Baldwin

July 28, 2020

Carroll blended right in when he married into our family.
He was a kind and very caring person with a big heart family wise. And for others in need.

Although we did not see each other due to distance we have thought of him often.

Carroll was one of a kind!

Uncle Franklin and Aunt Deloris

Kent and Debbie Noble

July 28, 2020

Elaine, Kary, Eric, Carolyn and family, we are so sorry to learn of Carroll’s passing. What a great guy. I loved his cooking (sometimes kinda hot LOL). I remember when he put on the front deck of your house. So nice. Love and prayers. Your old neighbors, Kent and Debbie (Angie, Ryan and Mike and families) 💛🙏💛

Amanda James

July 28, 2020

One of my fondest memories of Carol was when he dyed his socks pink so Kary and Eric wouldn't "borrow" them. Carol wore those socks proudly. I will always remember his smile and affection for others. My love and prayers to the entire family.

keith conway

July 28, 2020

Worked with and met Jesse at the Battery Plant- when had time or trying to hide out would go visit with Jesse when worked back in the Barton pots.. Always enjoyed our talks about different things .. I know he enjoyed the breakfasts on thursdays am sorry not able to make over there more often was always a pleasure to see Jesse and all other past employees.. Hoping we can get together once this virus is over and is safe to gather to honor our friend !!..Prays and Thoughts are with His family and many friends in these trying times..

Mike McLain

July 27, 2020

My prayers to the Borden family. My son Craig loved Jesse. He always Affectionately referred to him as Old Man and they exchanged very colorful dialog over a number of years. I am sure the salty exchanges are well underway. Craig loved Jesse and they had a very unique relationsip.


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