Beth Anderson

beth anderson
Peacefully, with her children and sister by her side, Beth Renea Anderson, 64, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on November 28th 2021. Beth was born July 8th, 1957 in Ada to her parents Jocelyn and Marvin Kjos. She spent her early years in Ada with her mother and younger sister Judy. She was confirmed at St. John's Lutheran church and graduated from Ada High School in 1976. Beth always dreamed of being a mother. In 1980 in Merced, CA her dream came true as they welcomed Cecilia into the world. Five years later God blessed them in Grafton, ND with Aurora. In 1984 she married Baldemar Olvera Jr. The family moved to Glyndon until relocating to Moorhead in 1986. Beth and family joined the Faith Hope Love congregation shortly after moving to Moorhead and immediately found a second family. She loved to give back to her church and community any way that she could. She helped the church with special events, and also taught Sunday School for several years. She joined the church on three separate missions to China helping those in need. Her family and her church truly were her pride and passion in life. Beth received a Child Development Accreditation (CDA) from Head Start and became a teacher's assistant. She loved helping young people and was a blessing to all the children and families. She obtained her CDL so that she could help bus the children and faculty around. After her time with Head Start, she began working with Integrity windows as a window prefabricator. She enjoyed creating things and her upbeat personality made the factory line an enjoyable occupation. Some of her co-workers would call her the “Purple lady” or the “Candy lady”, both of which she always had. She eventually returned to public service as a CAPLP Rural Bus Driver, transporting people to appointments and social gatherings. She enjoyed volunteering for the City of Moorhead, and other organizations whenever she could, and also spent lots of time helping the Republican Party around election time. Beth married Jeff Anderson in 1997. They lived together in the Fargo/Moorhead area for 23 years until Jeff's untimely passing in 2020. They enjoyed going to FM Redhawk’s games together in their early years, and weekly shopping trips to Sam’s club. Beth was beyond excited to welcome her first grandchild Braden to the world in 1999. They spent time together as much as they could, which included road trips, sporting events, nights in hotels, and creating family traditions over the holidays, like cascarones, and silly string fights. She loved her grandson with all of her heart, and it showed. Beth lit up a room with her presence that magnified God’s love. God used her as a vessel to show his love to all of us. She genuinely cared about people, and she was always a cheerleader for those around her. Her kind and adventurous soul touched many people. She loved her family, her church, coffee, and the Minnesota Vikings. She was an avid sports fan and attended many of her family's events. She frequented Christian Music Festivals with her children, and also loved to travel. And we can’t forget to mention she also loved shopping, some of her favorite stores were Sam’s club and the Dollar Tree. Beth will be greatly missed by her loving father Marvin Kjos; sisters, Judy (Kevin) Merkens, Karen Kjos, Cheryl (Rob) Hunter; step siblings, Lenny Swanson, Debbie (Duane) Setering, Judy Swanson, Sandee (Tom) Dial; children, Cecilia (Michael) Gross, Aurora Olvera, Holly Anderson, Timothy (Kaylen) Holler; grandchildren, Braden Sipe, Gabriel Gross, Victoria Holler, Lariah Kitzmiller, Lyric Holler, and Willow Holler; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in Heaven by her mother, Jocelyn Bennefeld (Johnson); step mother, Lois Kjos; husband, Jeff Anderson; step brother, Randy Swanson. A family- held prayer service will be held on Friday, December 3rd at 7 pm and a memorial service will follow Saturday December 4th at 2 P.M. at Faith Hope Love Church in Moorhead, MN. Immediately following will be a celebration of life ceremony at Gathered. Boutique Rentals and Events in Moorhead, MN. For those in attendance, the family requests that you wear purple in her honor. The event will be live streamed for those who are unable to attend. You are invited to watch the event by going to or The video will go live 10 minutes prior to event time. Donations in Beth's honor can be made through performing Random Acts of Kindness. Flowers can be delivered today (12/2) 10-5, or tomorrow (12/3) 1:30-5 to Faith Hope Love Church 204 4th St. S. Moorhead, MN 56560 Or you can order directly through Moorhead Azool Hornbachers and they will be delivering on Saturday before the service

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  1. We lost a beautiful angel, but Heaven gained one. I will miss Beth terribly and will forever be grateful she was part of my life. Rest In Peace Beth. Prayers for strength and peace for her family and all that loved her💜.

    Lori Schwartz

  2. What a beautiful tribute to our beautiful sister, Beth💜Her life exemplified the love she had for Jesus, for those that she knew & for those she didn’t know! She will be greatly missed but the seeds that she planted here will grow & multiplied🙏
    It was heartwarming to see you included Randy with the heavenly angels who had just passed 4 days before Beth😢 we’ll be praying for you as you Celebrate her life this weekend, sending love & hugs from NC! Duane & Debbie

  3. Dear Cecilia and Family,

    I am truly sorry for the loss of your Mom. Cherish your wonderful memories with her, and hold them tight as they will bring you comfort and peace in the days ahead.

    Love ya,

    Kriss Burns

  4. I got to know Beth last spring, giving her a ride for some work errands. What a beautiful woman! I will miss her spirituality and kind soul. I am so sad I knew her for such a short time. Such a loss.
    I pray for her family and all that loved her! We will miss her so much

  5. Beth was a dear coworker and will be greatly missed. She was such a kind hearted person and helped so many seniors in her position as our Senior Program bus driver. She was a gift to CAPLP and her smile was always an encouragement. We are so grateful to have shared the time we had and will cherish the memories of Beth. May you find comfort, strength and peace as you share love and memories together in the coming days, knowing that Beth was treasured by so many.

  6. With fond memories of our school years growing up and most recently our constant prayer warrior for Loren with his continued battle with Cancer, We Thank God for her beautiful life here on earth. I was looking forward to a class gathering soon with her. May God bless her family with all their precious memories. Condolences to her entire family. If chance had been we would have come to her service. We will be there in prayer 🙏 while we are away doctoring.
    Love Loren and Patty Olson.

  7. I met Beth last year after moving back to the area. She had a beautiful smile and a loving soul. She truly loved Jesus and amplified that in her life. She was abound with lots of energy and seemed to be actively involved in her community, church and local events. She loved spending time with her children. I will miss her.

  8. Beth will be greatly missed. I will miss her beautiful smile and contagious laugh. Praying for strength for all that knew her. She will be watching and caring for all in heaven as she did not earth.

  9. Beth was an exceptional person, I first met her through my sister Connie. You are correct in that her smile lit up the room. Please accept my condolences on your loss. We shall see her again in heaven.
    Ginny Walker

  10. Beth and her kind radiant soul will be very much missed here on earth. She loved her family deeply and it showed, she will be thought of and missed often. When we see a beautiful purple sunset it will always make us smile and think of her 💜 I’m sure she’s singing with my mom Lois in the choir, if we were lucky enough to get a glimpse, she’ll be the 😇 in the purple wings 💜 Beth, your time on earth was way to short, but you made a big difference, R.I.P. 💜

  11. Beth was one of the kindest loving souls I have ever met. Rest in peace Beth, knowing you are in Jesus’ arms.

  12. Beth, you were one of the kindest loving souls I have ever met. Rest in peace, knowing you are in Jesus’ loving arms.

  13. Beth was a kind and gentle soul and I was better for knowing her. God bless her memory. All God’s blessings to her family.

  14. To Beth’s children and Linda
    I am very sorry for the loss of your mother, and your best friend Linda. God Bless you all during this time of mourning.
    Always Char

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