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Laraine Lynn Taylor Borden, age 76

Laraine Lynn Taylor Borden, age 76, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, passed away January 20, 2024.  She was born December 30, 1947 in Morristown, NJ to the late Kenneth and Maurine Taylor.  Laraine graduated from Jacksonville High School and received her bachelors degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Masters Degree from Park college. She entered Federal Service and retired from the Department of Veterans Benefits Administration with over 30 years of service.

Laraine loved animals, she and her husband would transport dogs for various rescue organizations, Foster dogs no one else would.  Organized family reunions and events. She always reminded everyone the importance of family, and dogs, and a cat or too.

She was preceded in death by her loving son, Tony Prather. Laraine is survived by her husband and love of her life Dan Borden, her daughter-in-law Nadine Prather, her brother Bart (Kathy) Taylor, Granddaughters Leanna and Chante’ and many cousins, nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

Per Laraine’s wishes services are private. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in her honor to the Friends of Jacksonville Animals a 501c3 non profit

Cremation arrangements are under the care of A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Nadine Posted January 29, 2024 9:18 PM

    I’ll always miss our adventures. Planning our trips. Having our coffee in the morning. 🧡 Hug my husband. Rest!

  • Natalie and Mike Luthy Posted January 29, 2024 9:35 PM

    Sorry for your families loss.

  • Debbie Waddle Posted January 29, 2024 10:08 PM

    So sorry to read this! I met Laraine doing dog transport a couple of times. She will be missed in the dog rescue family.

  • Tammy Beck Posted January 29, 2024 10:10 PM

    Loved you so much. You were so loving to your family and was loved by all that met you. We always looked forward to having you and Dan with us for our family events. I know you are celebrating with everyone.

  • Shelly Capps Posted January 30, 2024 7:41 AM

    She was so beautiful inside and out. She was so incredibly special. Much love our sweet Laraine

  • Pam Nuss Posted January 30, 2024 8:00 AM

    Sweet Laraine will be missed. I will miss our long distance texts. My thoughts & prayers to Dan & Bart.

  • Debbie Porter Posted January 30, 2024 12:56 PM

    Because of Laraine I loved the piano. Went to many of her recitals growing up. She was so much fun to be around. You are missed but I know we will see each other again. So glad that you are healed & with our Lord and Savior.

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