Anna Delores Everson, 80, of Bowdon, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at a Bismarck hospital.
Anna was born Dec. 19, 1933, to Henry and Dena (Kinn) Kittleson in Benedict. She was the youngest of eight children. She was raised in Benedict where her father owned the grocery store, gas station/restaurant.
She married Donald Olson, of Max. They lived on the farm southwest of Benedict and had three children. Donald died in 1958 during the polio outbreak in North Dakota. Anna later moved with her children to Whittie, Calif., where her brother and sister lived.
She later married Larry Everson and they lived in California until they retired and moved to Bowdon where she resided until her death.
Anna loved to garden and enjoyed canning the produce that they grew in their large garden. She spent many hours embroidering dishtowels for her children and grandchildren. She loved to watch the birds and wildlife that ventured onto their farmstead. Anna was known for making the best lefse. The local church would place orders for it and she and Larry would work together peeling and baking. She also enjoyed putting together jigsaw puzzles and reading.
Anna is survived by: her husband, Larry; brother, Elmo Kittleson, of Benedict; sons, Art (Sharon) Olson, of Max, and Don Olson, of Lincoln; daughter, Delores (James) Collins of Highland, Calif.; grandchildren, Dena (David) Gillis, of Papillion, Neb., Mark (Julie) Collins, of Redlands, Calif., Wendy (Josh) Collins, of Highland, Calif., Michael (Natalie) Olson, of San Antonio, Texas, and Hanna Olson, of Bismarck; great-grandchildren, Katy Gillis and Cambria Rodriquez.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; brothers, Art and Ole Kittleson; sisters, Evelyn Erickson, Gladys Krebsbach, Helen Boedicker and Tilda Pederson; granddaughter, Jennifer Olson; grandson, Matthew Olson; and daughter-in-law, Carol Olson.
Funeral services will be held: Thursday, 11 a.m., at Concordia Lutheran Church in Benedict.
Burial will be: at Zion Lutheran Cemetery near Max.
Visitation will be held: Wednesday, from noon to 8 p.m., at Thompson Funeral Home in Garrison.
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