July 8, 1957 ~ November 28, 2021
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 https://www.faithhopelovechurch.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/FaithHopeLoveChurchMoorhead
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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