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Anna Eloise Christiansen


Anna Eloise (Brown) Christiansen, 88, of Nashua passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Mont.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 4, at 2 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, followed by interment in the Nashua Cemetery in Nashua.

She was born at home in Chinook, Mont., on Aug. 12, 1925, to Otto and Flossie (Herdman) Brown. She grew up and attended school in Circle before moving with her two younger brothers to Brockway to live with her grandparents in 1941. She graduated from Brockway High School as valedictorian in 1943.

She worked for the Ration Board for a time before taking a job in the Clerk and Recorders office for three years. She was secretary of the Red Cross and in 1946 moved to Sidney to work for Lower Yellowstone Rural Electric and later the Sidney Clerk and Recorder.

She married Clyde Christiansen on Sept. 16, 1947, in Sidney. The family moved to Lewistown in 1957 and to Nashua in 1961. She was active in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua, serving on many committees. She retired from the Farmers Union Oil in 1992. She loved to sew and made many of her own clothes as well as for her children. She made crafts for bazaars for many years and quilts for the church.

They moved to Glasgow in 2010, later to Prairie Ridge, and finally Valley View Home. She was treasurer of the Nashua Senior Citizens for many years and fixed hair at Valley View Nursing Home. She and Clyde square danced for over 30 years and attended several state conventions. She was a good cook and loved to bake.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Sam, Syril and Norman; one grand-daughter, Penny Yeoman; one son-in-law, Vernon Leivestad; and two great-grandsons, Hank Tessier and Archer Tvedt.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde, of Glasgow; four daughters, Carol Schumacher and her husband, Steve, of Malta, Connie Keough and her husband, Bert, of Glasgow, Darlene Newstrom and her husband, Steve, of Billings and Linda Tvedt and her husband, Roger, of Wibaux; six grandchildren, Erik Schumacher of Boise, Idaho, Joel Schumacher and his wife, Tara, of Belgrade, Michael Tvedt and his wife, Melissa, of Wibaux, Daniel Yeoman of Billings, Larissa Tessier and her husband, Zachary, of Belfield, N.D., and Kristen Gilfeather and her husband, Daniel, of Billings; eight great-grandchildren, Trevin Yeoman, Gus Tvedt, Delaney Tvedt, Jack Tvedt, Hadley Tessier, Hayden Tessier, Tori Schumacher and Oliver Gilfeather, three sisters-in-law; Alma Schepens, Joanne Brown and Myrtle Sorensen; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Tom and Rose Christiansen; and several nieces and nephews.

Bell Mortuary of Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.


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