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“My sympathies and condolences to all the family and friends. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Jared Lewton - Hettinger, ND

“Crystal, I tried to find your address in the phone book to send you my sympathy, so will try this. I know the loss you are going through, loosing my...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Kay Carlson - Dickinson ND

“Alice & family: I recognized your Mom's name in the newspaper. It brought back so many fond memories of when we were kids! I count the times I...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Tammy Campbell Sellars

“My thoughts and prayers go out to you Ashley, Deb and family in your time of sorrow with the loss of your Mama. She a very special lady and will be...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Carol LaRose Schuetzle

“Dorothy was a gem and will be missed by many. She was always so interested in "family." My thoughts and prayers are for those who she left behind....Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Beth Hulm - Bison, SD

“Aunt B---you were one of my favorite Aunts. I have many many fond memories from earlier years when we would visit the farm and from visiting with...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Wanda Clausen - Billings MT

“The family of Dorothy are in our prayers. I will miss visiting with her. She had a wealth of information and we had some good conversations about...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Al & Tiss Treib - Lemmon

“Beld Family, I enjoyed taking care of Dorothy. She was a very enjoyable person to be with. My sympathies on your loss. Deb Miller,LPN ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Deb Miller - Hettinger, ND

“My sympathy to Dorthy's family, She will be missed. The times i got to visit with her were "the best"!!!! Alice, Deb, and the rest of the...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: TAMI (VETTER) KILCOYNE - BISON

“so sorry to hear of dorthys passing i visited with her some in the nursing home enjoyed our visits love and prayers to the BELD family!! mary and...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: mary,stan brixey

“Aunt B, you were a very special lady and will be missed by all. I have many, many precious memories of being at your farm growing up, from fresh...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Shelly - Hettinger

“To Dorothys family, We will always remember Dorothy as she was with us when we delivered our second baby. Dave said he was leaving and she told...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Judy and Dave Gano - Meadow, SD

“To Aunt "B"'s family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time of your loss. Aunt B was a very special Aunt and will be missed by many. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Connie Hendricks - Hettinger, ND


Memorial services for Dorothy Beld, age 85, of Hettinger, ND formerly of Lodgepole, SD, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Hettinger, ND. Pastor Paul Lint will officiate with a private family burial taking place prior to the service.

Dorothy Mae Nash was born December 20th, 1926 to Edward and Sophie (Iverson) Nash on their homestead in Perkins County, SD. She was the eighth of eleven children. Her father passed away suddenly when she was only eight years old. Unfortunately, growing up fast and always working hard became second nature for Mom.

After completing Eighth Grade at Glendo School, she continued to help out around the family farm. On December 23rd 1944, Dorothy married John Beld in Buffalo, SD.

They made their Life together in the Lodgepole Community farming, trucking, raising sheep and us seven kids: Corrine, Crystal, Tony, Russell, Debra, Ashley and Alice. Mom's life was never uneventful, quiet or dull. She always had plenty of work to do both inside and outside.

Her many many talents included delicious meals, caring for animals, flowers, doctoring our sick pets, and so many multiple different crafts (some of which are enjoyed in other Countries). Mom was especially talented in sewing; seeing a picture of any item we liked....she'd make it, no problem.

In her later years, Mom loved to dress up dolls of any size and style. They seemed to speak to her about 'their clothing choice also'. Mom was a very special lady. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
Always making a 'critter' we'd bring home welcome.

You never left Dorothy's kitchen without tasting something special and longing for more. Mom really enjoyed planning and hosting large family gatherings. Family was always special and important to her.

After Daddy passed away in 1993, Mom purchased a house in Hettinger, ND where she resided until an injury from a fall required hospitalization. Dorothy became a resident of the Western Horizons Care Center in December of 2010.


Dorothy passed from this life early Saturday morning September, 22, 2012 at the West River Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Grateful for having shared Dorothy's life are her four daughters, Corrine Zehm of Osceola, WI, Crystal Hanna of Hettinger, ND, Deb Beld (Josh) of Hettinger, ND and Alice Anderson (Ward) of Torrington, WY; two sons, Russ Beld of Lodgepole, SD and Ashley Beld (Sheli) of Reeder, ND; one daughter-in-law, Jean Beld, Topeka, KS; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several foster and step grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Arlo (Phyllis) Nash of Hettinger, ND; three sisters, Flora Ellingson of Mott, ND, Thelma Drolc of Miles City, MT, Yvonne Hendricks of Hettinger, ND; two sisters-In-law, Mary Nash of Sturgis, SD and Nan Nash of Hettinger, ND; several nieces, nephews and their families; many special friends; and numerous relatives on John's side of the family.

Preceding Dorothy in death were her husband, John; one son, Tony; Dorothy's parents and grandparents; five brothers, Ervine, Lloyd, Ernie, James and Claude; one sister, Clara Shong; one son-in-law, Gery Hanna; two sisters-in-law, Patsy and Ester Nash; four brothers-in-law, Elvin Ellingson, Glen Shong, Andrew Drolc and Alvin Hendricks; and one step granddaughter, Carrie Hoffland.