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Dorothy Jean Everson

March 17, 1917 March 15, 2011
Dorothy Jean Everson
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Obituary for Dorothy Jean Everson

Worthington, MN

     Dorothy “Dodie” Jean Everson, 93, was born on March 17, 1917, in Harvey Township, ND, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Ramage) Jennings. She grew up on a farm in Langdon, ND with three brothers and three sisters of which she was the last surviving member of the family. Dorothy married Helmer O. Everson on October 9, 1937, in Langdon. They settled in Fairmount, ND for several years and moved to Watertown, SD and purchased a restaurant. They then moved to Brewster, MN, where they purchased Brewster Hardware Store. They renamed it Everson Hardware Store and continued to operate it for 35 years. Dodie was a member of the Red Hat Ladies and was a Pink Lady at the Worthington Regional Hospital. Dodie and Helmer wintered in Texas and she continued to do so after Helmer’s death in 1983. Dodie moved to the Meadows in Worthington in the fall of 2009. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, and eating out at various restaurants. Dodie died on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at her residence in Worthington, MN.
     Dodie is survived by three children, Myrna (Tom) Weaver of Lakewood, CO, Terry (Barbara) Everson of Wichita, KS, and Jodee (Chuck) Leininger of Golden Valley, MN; grandchildren, Elizabeth Snodgrass, Lori (Mark) Sneddon, Robert (Carrie) Weaver, Dawn DeBuhr, Tracy DeBuhr, and Lance (Kristie) Everson; great grandchildren, Charles Snodgrass, Christopher Snodgrass, Owen Sneddon, Kiersten Sneddon, Lauren Sneddon, Brock Niebolte, Logan Everson, Victoria Everson, Robert Weaver II, Erik Weaver, and Erin Weaver; one great great grandchild, Jada Snodgrass, and many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, three sisters, and one great grandchild, Daniel Weaver.
     Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at 1:00 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Brewster, MN, with Rev. Robert Bartlett officiating. Casket bearers will be Lance Everson, Logan Everson, Robert Weaver, Robert Weaver II, Charles Leininger Jr., and Frank Leu. Burial will be in the Hersey Cemetery in Brewster.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 18, 2011, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington and on Saturday, March 19, 2011, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Brewster.

Family prefers memorials to the Ladies Auxiliary of Sanford Hospital.

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