Beverly Boger

Nov. 27, 1930-Dec. 30, 2017

Beverly (Bev) Jean

Boger, 87, Garrison,

passed away early Satur-

day morning on December

30, 2017 while in the

Garrison Hospital. Fun-

eral services will be held

on Friday, January 5, 2017

at 10:00 am at St. Paul

Lutheran Church in

Garrison. Bev was a life-

time member of St. Paul’s

Lutheran Church. Bev

will be laid to rest at the

North Dakota Veteran’s

Cemetery on Friday at

2:00 pm, alongside her

husband William who

passed away in March of


Bev was born No-

vember 27, 1930 in Wil-

ton, North Dakota to

George H. Benedict and

Beatrice (McGraw)

Benedict. She was raised

in Wilton, North Dakota

with two sisters and three

brothers, however, one of

her brothers, Deverle,

died in a tragic accident

when he was just 12 years

old. Bev often talked

about her growing up

years and how hard they

worked. She also said

there was always lots of

love and plenty of food.

She worked at the local

cafe while attending high

school in Wilton to help

with the family finances.

She graduated from high

school in 1949 and moved

to Bismarck, North Dako-

ta. She was employed at

the National Tea Com-


Bev met her future hus-

band, William (Bill)

Boger, at a farm dance

somewhere between Wil-

ton and Washburn, North

Dakota. Bill and Bev were

married in St. Paul’s Luth-

eran church in Garrison,

North Dakota on No-

vember 27, 1949 on the

same day as Bev’s 19th

birthday. Bill and Bev re-

cently celebrated 67 years

of marriage. Bill passed

away in March of 2017.

Life was difficult for Bev

after Bill’s passing, as she

missed him dearly. How-

ever, she was blessed with

many caring and wonder-

ful friends and family

members who visited her


In addition to raising

her children and caring

for her family, Bev

worked outside of the

home almost her entire

life. She worked at

several different locations

in Garrison, but spent the

majority of her working

years at the Garrison

Memorial Hospital as a

Nurses Aid caring for oth-

ers. She retired from the

hospital at age 77, after an

incredible 42 years of ser-

vice at the hospital.

One of Bev’s greatest

gifts to her family and

friends was her amazing

cooking and baking skills.

Her grandchildren lived

for the day when they

could go to ‘grandma’s’

and eat her cinnamon

rolls, cookies, kuchen,

desserts or her one of a

kind peach pie. Everyone

loved the stuffing she

made at Thanksgiving – it

was the highlight of every

Thanksgiving meal. She

also loved to garden and

the food she preserved

from her garden was al-

ways the best! No one

could garden like Bev!

Anyone who knew Bev

couldn’t wait to taste her

cooking! Bev also enjoyed

embroidery and made

sure each of her

grandchildren had some

of her embroidered towels

or pillowcases. Bev had

energy to spare – sitting

still was not her thing!

Bev was preceded in

death by her husband;

William Boger, her

parents; George H. and

Beatrice (McGraw)

Benedict, her brothers;

Deverle, Jim and George

(Bolly) Benedict and sis-

ters Lavonne Jensen and

Mary Lou Benedict, her

daughter-in-law; Tammy

Boger and granddaughter;

Kamela Boger, her

father-in-law and

mother-in-law; Daniel and

Wilhelmina Boger, her

brothers-in-law; Elmer

Boger, Alvin Boger, Reu-

ben Boger, Leo Boger,

Jerome Bauer and Vernon

Jensen, and her

sisters-in-law; Emma Hal-

quist, Josephine Boger,

Dorothy Boger, Doris

Boger and Jane Benedict.

Bev is survived by her

daughter; Audrey (Boger)

Bjelland and husband

Ron, son; William and

wife Pamela and son;

Danny and wife Sheila.

Six grandchildren; Kristi

(Harris) Miller and hus-

band Ron, Kevin Harris

and wife Camille, Ryan

Shipman, Justin W. Boger

and wife Kayla, Steven W.

Boger and wife Sandrine

and Brittany Thill, five

geat grand children; Jor-

dan, Zach, Zakiya, Lan-

don and Samantha,

brothers-in-law; Edwin

and wife Shirley Boger,

Fred and wife Gertrude

Boger, Johnny and wife

Jean Boger, sisters-in-law;

Marlene (Boger) Bauer,

Ruby Boger, Catherine

Boger, MaryAnn Seidler

and numerous nieces and


In lieu of flower or gifts,

the family would appreci-

ate a donation to St. Paul’s

Lutheran Church, Garris-

on, North Dakota in Bev’s