Beverly Olson


Beverly Jeanette Olson, 95, passed away on July 31, 2022, at Prairie Pointe Assisted Living Center, Bismarck. According to her wishes, a funeral service will not be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Beverly was born July 30, 1927, in Bismarck. The daughter of Elizabeth (Klein) Hohimer and Henry Mills. Bev grew up and attended school in Menoken area and graduated from Bismarck High School.

In 1947, she married Douglas E. Olson and they made their home in Driscoll. Bev worked as a banker initially in Sterling and then spent the rest of her career until retirement at the Bank of Steele.

Bev was very involved in the Driscoll community with being on the School Board, the Catholic Altar Society, and Election Poll Worker.

Bev enjoyed playing cards and games, gardening, and cooking. She loved to bake homemade goodies to share with friends and family. She made the best apple pies, if you ever got to taste one, you’d agree. Bev was a storyteller and those that knew her may have heard the same stories on occasion, but she loved to have conversations involving memories of present and the past. Bev attended mass in person until the later years when she was only able to attend by television.

The greatest achievements were her three children Wade Douglas, Raymond Rene, and Darcy Adele. Her greatest joys were her five grandchildren.

Bev is survived by her 2 sons: Wade (Pam), Pasadena, CA, Raymond, Bismarck and a son-in-law: Dennis Nelson, Driscoll, 5 grandchildren: Tracy (Jenny) Nelson, Bismarck, Stacy (Shauna) Nelson, Boise, ID, Teresa (Shawn) Kershaw, Menoken, Jarett Olson, Forestville, CA, Jonathan Olson (Ella), Denver, CO. 10 great grandchildren: Morgan, Megan, Rylee, Henry, Michael, Allison, Sydney, Kai, Cassius, and Cody, her sisters: Doris Wanner, Kay Dahl, Sharon (Jerry) Franklin, and Karen Hogue, her sisters-in-law: Delrene Mills, Lois Hohimer, and Kathy Mills, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband, Douglas, her daughter, Darcy, her brothers David, Dennis, and George, her sisters Delores and Diane.

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It’s so sad to lose these amazing pillars of our lives. Aunt Bev was one of a kind. A survivor. She had so much loss. And she never stopped. She never gave up. Those Klein ladies were and are so amazing. She loved her family with everything in her.

Her last birthday is what she wanted in order to see everyone. My condolences to all.