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Beatrice E. Sivertson
June 15, 1927 - December 3, 2023

Place of Birth: Berg, North Dakota
Residence: Mandan, ND formerly of Watford City, ND
Age: 96

Beatrice Sivertson went to her heavenly home on December 3, 2023, at the age of 96. She was born June 15, 1927, the youngest of 9 children of Syvert and Nellie (Ulsness) Swenson. She grew up in the Keene area with all of her relatives and friends. She loved spending time with her numerous nieces and nephews. She had a very special life-long friend in her niece, LaVetta Haugen. They rode horseback and climbed buttes around the countryside as kids.

Leslie Sivertson and Bea were married 72 years. They had three children: Arnold, Janice and Deborrah Joy (Debbie). Bea was Les’ secretary at the Union Station Blacksmith Shop and later Keene Garage. She was also the parts runner for Keene Garage with frequent trips from Keene to Williston and always picking up parts after hours to help finish the repair job. She managed the Black Gold Cafe in Keene for a time. She was a member of Clear Creek Church in Keene and served funerals and weddings with the church ladies aid. She helped organize many Sivertson reunions over the years.

Les and Bea moved to Watford City in 1960. She loved her new city home inside and outside. She painted the house purple (which was the only purple house in WC!). And, of course, with purple flower beds, too. Bea joined First Lutheran Church in Watford City and served many funerals and weddings with her Ladies Aid group. She loved making large meals for all occasions at her home, with no help wanted. Bea traveled to Denver alone many times to visit Arnold and Debbie, while Les worked at the shop. But she always had to leave on Friday and be back on Wednesday due to her commitment to the Beauty Shop at the Good Shepherd Home. Where she volunteered to do hair every Thursday for over 25 years. She spent hours at the sewing machine and made quilts for grandchildren and others. She fished and golfed, loved to bowl and had many trophies to prove it. She loved to go on drives to Keene and Theodore Roosevelt Park. Bea and Les always helped out family members in need. Her house was a refuge to many.

Les and Bea traveled in their motorhomes with brother-in-law Kenneth and Luella around the United States. Bea drove every mile. Les was the navigator and the security crew. They traveled to 49 states, all except Alaska.

Bea had a gentle strong spirit. She had a beautiful smile and a sweet laugh. She was quiet but always in charge. She loved her family and worked hard. Grandma Bea will be missed. No doubt she is cleaning up after a big meal in Heaven today.

Bea is survived by her daughter, Janice Sanford. Grandchildren:
Brent (Sandi) Sanford of Bismarck, Beth Sanford of Fargo, and Barry (Paige) Sanford of Castle Pines, Colorado. Great-grandchildren: Sydney, Nicolas and Erin Sanford; Dawson and Bergen Lindahl, and Leyna and Tyler Sanford. Brother-in-law Donnie (Sandie) Sivertson and sister-in-law Marie (Clayton-deceased) Swenson.

Bea was preceded in death by her mother and father and eight siblings, her husband Leslie, her son, Arnold Sivertson, daughter-in-law Karen, and her daughter, Debbie.

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Eleanore Feeney (Watford city , Nd)
Dec 4, 2023
Janice and family,my deepest sympathy for your loss of a loved one. Beatrice was a wonderful lady.sincerely Eleanore
Rosalie Bernhagen (Vandalia, Illinois )
Dec 4, 2023
My thoughts are with you. She was a second mother to me growing up and thought so highly of her..She will be missed.

Larry and Valerie Nygaard (Mcclusky , N.D.)
Dec 4, 2023
Dear Janice , Val and I are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was such a wonderful lady. Please know your in our thoughts and prayers.
Sarah Skarda (Watford City, ND)
Dec 5, 2023
Janice, Brent, Beth & families--So sorry to hear about the passing of Bea. We loved her so much here and will miss her dearly. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!
Rob & Babe Olson (Mesquite , N.V.)
Dec 5, 2023
Our thoughts are with all the families, Beatrice was a very special lady !
Jan & Cameron (Keene)
Dec 5, 2023
Stories being told!
Rest in peace sweet Bea, you will be missed. ?? Our sympathy to your family.
Karen Broderson (Watford City, ND)
Dec 6, 2023
Hold on to the memories. There are many that I have of working with Bea at church and Circle meetings. A quiet lady with a lot to say. Our sympathies to all of you. Ron and Karen
Carol Jenny (Mandaree , ND)
Dec 7, 2023
You made my hat when I was first born and when I got sick my first time back from the hospital in Williston. My folks bought me to Watford city hospital, you & the other grandmas came in to give me the hat that I had till we moved to Bismarck in 2012. Bunch of people were stealing my stuff from my apartment & the storage. I kept it for a long time & I’ll always remember the grandmas that were a part of my life growing up in McKenzie County & Sidney area too. Thanks for the hat it was pink & the other one was yellow. Thanks for visiting with me whenever I was in the hospital at Watford plenty of times with pneumonia…the grandmas were there when I first received my walker because my spine is curved y’all got to see me walk for the first time. Love & miss you Grandma Bea. Rest in paradise tell gramps Les hello for me.
Barbara Curren (Alexander , ND)
Dec 7, 2023
My sympathy to Bea’s family.
Helen unterseher (Linton , North dakota )
Dec 8, 2023
Sorry for your loss Janice. We will be praying for you and your family.
Diann Unterseher (Watford City, North Dakota )
Dec 9, 2023
We are so sorry for the loss of you Mother Janice. We send our love prayer and condolences to you and Brent and your family!!
Jan and Cameron (Keene, ND)
Dec 9, 2023
Telling stories!
Sweet Bea, you will be missed. Our sympathy to the family.
Tanya Andersen (Watford City )
Dec 11, 2023
Janice, Brent, Barry, Beth and families,
So sorry to hear of Bea’s passing. Sending my deepest sympathies.
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