Memorial services for Dorothy Beld, age 85, of Hettinger, North Dakota formerly of Lodgepole, South Dakota, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Hettinger, ND. Pastor Paul Lint will officiate with a private family burial taking place prior to the service.
Dorothy Mae Nash was born December 20th, 1926 to Edward and Sophie (Iverson) Nash on their homestead in Perkins County, South Dakota. She was the eighth of eleven children. Her father passed away suddenly when she was only eight years old. Unfortunately, growing up fast and always working hard became second nature for Mom.
After completing Eighth Grade at Glendo School, she continued to help out around the family farm. On December 23rd 1944, Dorothy married John Beld in Buffalo, South Dakota.
They made their Life together in the Lodgepole Community farming, trucking, raising sheep and us seven kids: Corrine, Crystal, Tony, Russell, Debra, Ashley and Alice. Mom’s life was never uneventful, quiet or dull. She always had plenty of work to do both inside and outside.
Her many many talents included delicious meals, caring for animals, flowers, doctoring our sick pets, and so many multiple different crafts (some of which are enjoyed in other Countries). Mom was especially talented in sewing; seeing a picture of any item we liked....she'd make it, no problem.
In her later years, Mom loved to dress up dolls of any size and style. They seemed to speak to her about 'their clothing choice also'. Mom was a very special lady. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She always made a 'critter' we'd bring home welcome.
You never left Dorothy's kitchen without tasting something special and longing for more. Mom really enjoyed planning and hosting large family gatherings. Family was always special and important to her.
After Daddy passed away in 1993, Mom purchased a house in Hettinger, ND where she resided until an injury from a fall required hospitalization. Dorothy became a resident of the Western Horizons Care Center in December of 2010.
Dorothy passed from this life early Saturday morning September, 22, 2012 at the West River Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.
Grateful for having shared Dorothy's life are her four daughters, Corrine Zehm of Osceola, WI, Crystal Hanna of Hettinger, ND, Deb Beld (Josh) of Hettinger, ND and Alice Anderson (Ward) of Torrington, WY; two sons, Russ Beld of Lodgepole, SD and Ashley Beld (Sheli) of Reeder, ND; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several foster and step grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Arlo (Phyllis) Nash of Hettinger, ND; three sisters, Flora Ellingson of Mott, ND, Thelma Drolc of Miles City, MT, Yvonne Hendricks of Hettinger, ND; two sisters-In-law, Mary Nash of Sturgis, SD and Nan Nash of Hettinger, ND; several nieces, nephews and their families; many special friends; and numerous relatives on John’s side of the family.
Preceding Dorothy in death were her husband, John; one son, Tony; Dorothy’s parents and grandparents; five brothers, Ervine, Lloyd, Ernie, James and Claude; one sister, Clara Shong; one son-in-law, Gery Hanna; two sisters-in-law, Patsy and Ester Nash; four brothers-in-law, Elvin Ellingson, Glen Shong, Andrew Drolc and Alvin Hendricks; and one step granddaughter, Carrie Hoffland.
Memorials are preferred to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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