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Beverly J. Strand, 89

Beverly Jeanne (Cooke) (Olson) Strand, age 89, of Watertown, passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at the Elim Home in Watertown.

She was born Oct. 30, 1927, in Minneapolis, to Gora (Telle) and Gordon Cooke.

Bev married Robert (Bob) Olson of Watertown in 1948. The couple lived and raised their two children, Vicky and Don, in Watertown.

Bev worked as a bookkeeper at the Watertown Hospital and the Watertown High School. She loved music and dancing.

Bob was killed in a car accident in 1971. Bev then married James Strand in 1973.

She is survived by her son, Donald Jay (LeeAnn) Olson; granddaughter Carley Olson; step-granddaughters Laura Eklund Karamagi, and Anna Eklund; and step-daughters Cynthia Strand and Beverly (Strand) Landry.

Bev was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; and daughter, Victoria Annette Erickson.

Private family inurnment took place.

Arrangements were with the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.

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