It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Nina Borens Larson of Oro Valley, Arizona. Nina passed away on September 1, 2022 at the age of 75. She was born the youngest of 4 in Morris, Illinois to John and Bernice Borens. She graduated from Morris Community High School, and went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Education from North Central College in Naperville, Ill. She continued with her love of learning and earned a Master's Degree in Education from Northern Illinois University and a Master's Degree in School Library and Information Studies from Minnesota State University. She used her education to teach elementary school, and found her passion teaching special education where she had a true gift. She then took her love of reading and became an elementary librarian and eventually a librarian for the juvenile detention center in Arizona. She loved teaching and made a difference in so many kids' lives.\n\nNina will be remembered as an amazing mother, an incredible grandmother, a devoted Christian, and a friend to all. She will also be thought of for her outstanding sewing skills, her love of horses, her passion for reading, her interest in anything crafty and her smile that could light up a room.\n\nNina is survived by her children Cyndie (Damon) Buckner and Nick (Michelle) Larson, her grandchildren Michael, Brandon, Alyssa, Cody, Dylan, Kaisley and Dax, her brothers Mike (Violet) and Ray (Kris) Borens, her nephew Richard (Amanda) Borens, her niece Cathy (Jinda) Sanchez, and many cousins and friends. She was eagerly anticipating the arrival of another grandson in February 2023. Nina was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Steve Borens.\n\nA Celebration of Nina's life will be held at Community Christian Church of Marana (13610 N. Sandario Blvd, Marana, Arizona) on September 18th, 2022 at 3pm.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Ben's Bells Be Kind Project, Little Free Library, or The Humane Society of Southern Arizona.\n\nThere are no gallery images.