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Beth L. Olafson

Beth L. Olafson, 93, Cavalier, ND passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Wedgewood Manor, Cavalier, ND. Funeral service will be held Monday, July 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. Visitation at the funeral home for one hour before the time of services. Burial will be held in the Cavalier Cemetery.
Beth was born November 13, 1923, near Leyden, ND to Charles and Agnes (Halwell) Shambaugh. She grew up in the rural Pembina County area and then attended high school in Walhalla, ND.
On March 10, 1949, she married Sig Olafson at Cavalier, ND. After their marriage, they lived in the Backoo area. Sig passed away September 7, 1981. Beth enjoyed baking and gardening. For the past several years she has resided at the Borg Memorial Home, Mountain, ND.
She is survived by her siblings: Faye (Lester) Williams, Grafton, WI, Don Shambaugh, Grafton, ND, Charles (Jane) Shambaugh, Fargo, ND.
Also preceding her in death, where her brothers: George, Keith, Dick, Scott, Dean, and Dallas; sisters: Lorena Thom and Margaret Thom.

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I am saddened to hear about the passing of Beth. I took care of her when she was at Borg. I really loved stopping by her room and visiting with her. She was such a kind hearted gal. She will be greatly missed.

Ivy Restemayer Jul 28 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Olafson family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Beth. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also.

Michael Jul 21 2017 12:00 AM