Beth M. Olson Long, age 93 of Midland, S.D., died Friday, September 13, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Beth M. Nelson was born on December 20, 1919, to Garrison and Myrtle Bratton. At the age of two, Beth was put up for adoption along with her sister, Artis, at the Owatonna State Orphanage. Walter and Mabel Nelson of Minneapolis adopted Beth in 1923.
She married her high school sweetheart, Art Brown. Three sons were born to this union, Tommie, Kenny and Jimmie. Beth enjoyed Kenny and his daughter, Jill’s visits to the ranch during the summers.