Beth Arneson

beth arneson
Beth Irene Arneson, 67, of Fargo, North Dakota, passed away unexpectedly April 12, 2018. Beth was born, July 19, 1950, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her parents, Marvin and Violet (Evans) Arneson welcomed her home along with her siblings, Joel, David, Mercedes, and Brian. Beth was blessed with Joshua in May 1984 and everyday thereafter. His every achievement, his every day was a delight to her throughout her life. Even when he insisted she get new, bigger screen TV, she bought it only because of Joshua’s recommendation. One of her greatest joys in life was her grandson, Leonard Joshua Arneson. She loved every minute she spent with that little boy. Beth attended and graduated from North St. Paul School. After graduation she attend Century College, White Bear Lake, MN, and graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She taught in a one room school house in Rosholt, South Dakota for several years prior to teaching in the Appleton, Minnesota (Lac Qui Parle) school district beginning in 1979 continuing to her retirement in 2012. Beth truly loved teaching and was selected teacher and Who’s Who among America’s Teachers in 2006. The children were always a delight to her. In her retirement she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, writing poetry and stories which were published in various regional collections, reading, and enjoying music. Beth is survived by her son, Joshua and his wife Chelsey; their son, Leonard (Leo); her sister Mercedes Arneson Pary of New York Mills, MN; her brother Brian Arneson of Mahtomedi, MN, a host of nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews and many friends and relatives. Preceding her in death were her parents, Marvin and Violet, and 2 brothers, David and Joel. In her memory, Beth would encourage us to continue to see the world with Awe and Be Kind to one another.

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  1. Josh, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. Use the memories and family/friends as a source of strength. God will provide for all we need.

  2. Wow. I am so sorry to hear the news of Beth’s passing. So thankful for her life and her friendship. Peace to all of her loved ones.

  3. Sister Beth – I remember the day you were born and I will miss you terribly. Love you! Mercedes

  4. Sympathy, thoughts and prayers to the family. Miss Beth was my teacher in the one room school house. I remember how fun she was and the trip she took us on to the cities. Such a kind wonderful person.

  5. Joshua and family-As a friend of Holly’s, I got to know Beth as a weekend staple at the Pary household. Oh, the excitement when little “Joshi” made his arrival into the family! May good memories and the promise of the resurrected Christ carry you all to the new hour. Blessed be Beth’s memory and may her many gifts be carried on in the beautiful family she made.

  6. Josh and Family,
    Lots of love and laughs sent your way in memory of your mom, Beth.
    I so appreciated her fun, vivacious personality.
    Take care,
    Leanne (Mrs.Sandven) and Al Stoeckman

  7. Josh and family, your Mom touched so many people with her smile and laughter She could make your day brighter just by looking at her and seeing her beautiful smile! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time! Cherish all of your many memories of her!

  8. Josh, I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts, and prayers are with you, and your family.
    God Bless

  9. So sorry for your loss Josh, Chelsey and Leo. I never knew Beth, but sounds like she was a beautiful person. You are all in my thoughts.

  10. My condolences to the family and friends for the loss of your loved one, Beth, and may these future Bible promises to mankind help bring you comfort in your times of sorrow, please read the scriptures at Acts 24:15, Revelation 21:4, 5.

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