VENTURA – Beverly A. Anderson, 79, of Ventura died Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Thursday, March 17th at St. John’s Lutheran Church east of Garner with Rev. Carl Hedberg officiating. Burial will be at Concord Township Cemetery in Garner.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 P.M., Wednesday at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., in Garner and will continue one hour prior to services at the church.
Beverly Ann Anderson, the daughter of Dale and Doris (Nonnweiler) Young, was born May 24, 1936 in Garner. She was baptized at Faith Lutheran Church in Miller. Beverly grew up in Garner and graduated from Garner High School in 1954. In August of 1954 she began working at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Garner. She later was transferred to Glendale, CA where she lived for a short time before returning to Garner in 1959 as group chief operator for NW Bell. In 1962, she was transferred by the company to Red Oak, Iowa. On March 23, 1963 she was married to Roy L. Anderson at the United Methodist Church in Garner. They lived on the Anderson family farm north of Ventura where they raised their family. Beverly continued her employment with the telephone company in the Mason City, Algona and Des Moines offices until 1986, when she retired from U.S. West. In 1988, she and Roy moved from the home farm to Ventura Heights. She enjoyed her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, crocheting and fishing at Leech Lake in Minnesota.
She was member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Garner where she belonged to the Fellowship Club and was a charter member of the Evening Guild.
Beverly is survived by her two sons, Dale (Judy) Anderson of Ventura and Carl Anderson of Ventura; five grandchildren, John (Megan) Anderson and their three children, Kailyn, Nolan and Jacob, Logan Anderson, Chelsea (Trent) Maakestad, Ambre Anderson and Jessica (J.D.) Schroeder and their two children, Cheyanne and Ayden; and a sister, Barb Young of Garner.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Doris Young; her husband, Roy, June 1, 1995; her son, Bart in 1973; and sister, Janice Young in 1993.
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