Beverly O’Keefe HelgasonBeverly O’Keefe Helgason, age 59 of Grand Forks, ND passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at her home after a battle with cancer.
Beverly O’Keefe Helgason
Beverly O’Keefe Helgason, age 59 of Grand Forks, ND passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at her home after a battle with cancer.
Beverly Sandvig was born on September 21, 1950 in Grafton, ND, the daughter of Marvin and Helen (Rundhaug) Sandvig. Beverly grew up and attended school in Grafton, ND where she graduated from Grafton High School with the Class of 1968. In 1969 she married John O’Keefe in Crystal, ND. Beverly attended the University of North Dakota, received a BS in Nursing there, and graduated from UND in 1992. On March 11, 1995 she was united in marriage to Leslie Helgason in “The Little Brown Church” in Nashua, IA. Beverly worked as a Registered Nurse at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND until 2004. She worked at the Stadter Center in Grand Forks and at Prairie St. Johns in Fargo, ND until 2008. After dedicating 15 years in her nursing career she owned and operated Once Upon a Child in Grand Forks, ND. The true love of Bev’s life was her grandchildren and her flower gardens. The perfect day for Bev was to sit on the patio watching her grandkids play and her flowers grow. She will be deeply missed by all of us.
Family members who survive Beverly include her husband Les of Grand Forks, ND, children, Tawnya O’Keefe of Coeur d’ Alene, ID, Tamara (Jayson) Deziel of Grand Forks, ND, Milissa Burdette of Chicopee, MA, Katelyn Helgason of Grand Forks, ND, grandchildren, Adam, Hailey, Joshua, Kendra, Alexander, Zachary, Hunter, Cooper and Chandler, 1 brother, Ronald Sandvig of Grand Forks, ND.
Beverly is preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother Robert Sandvig and a nephew Shane Sandvig.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Funeral service: 3:00 pm on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at Stennes Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, MN
Visitation: one hour before funeral service on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at Stennes Funeral Home of East Grand Forks, MN
Online Guestbook: www.stennesfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Stennes Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, Minnesota