On April 13, 2019, Carol died peacefully at home in her bed. She was surrounded by family and friends. Carol was born on August 13, 1952 in South Bend, Indiana to Alf and Ella Borge. Her young life was spent living abroad, starting with a year in Panama, then Paris, as her parents prepared for life in the medical mission field of the Lutheran Church. Nine years were spent in Madagascar living with her family and going to a mission boarding school. The family moved back to the United States, to Wisconsin, where she finished high school, then to North Dakota and Minnesota where she earned a degree at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Carol met her husband, Wayne, in Atlanta when she was interning in the medical technology profession. They married in June 1975. From Atlanta, they joined the Peace Corps and served in Sana’a, Yemen. They returned to Atlanta for Wayne’s schooling at Georgia Tech to start another American journey, and the start of family life, raising four children. From Atlanta to Lynchburg, Virginia to Albany, Oregon to Livermore, California, to Lynchburg, to Fargo, North Dakota. While in Fargo, Carol returned to school to earn her Registered Nursing degree, after her children were grown. In 2011, she and Wayne moved to Portland where Carol pursued her desire to work with community health which led to a Master’s degree in Nursing Education from OHSU, Portland. She then taught at Concordia University in Portland until 2017 when pancreatic cancer reared its ugly head. She was an active member of Augustana Lutheran Church, the Faith Community Nursing/Health Ministries Northwest organization, and the Pink Phoenix Dragonboat Team. Carol is survived by her loving husband, Wayne Reitz; her children, Trina Reitz Billingsley, Melissa Reitz, Rachael Reitz Cushing, and Jeffrey Reitz; her siblings: David Borge, John Borge, Ann Richard, Lila Borge Wills, Richard Borge; her mother, Ella Borge; and six grandchildren: Cassandra, Hazel, Luke, Juniper, Ella and Emma. Her father and younger brother preceded her in death. A memorial service in Fargo will be scheduled at a later date.