Beverly Ann Christensen

Beverly Ann Christensen, age 69, of Epworth, IA, completed her earthly journey suddenly on April 27, 2023, at MercyOne in Dubuque, IA.  To honor Beverly’s life, her Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 11:30 a.m., at the Sherrill United Methodist Church, 5501 South Mound Road, Sherrill, IA, with Dr. James Cummings officiating.  Family and friends are invited to join in her Celebration of Life beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the church.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Beverly’s family.


Beverly was born on August 19, 1953, in Dubuque, IA, a daughter to Lawrence L. and Grace M. (Elgin) Davis.  She learned to take life one day at a time in her early years and was always up for the next adventure as life progressed. Beverly grew up surrounded by family and friends while spending many years on the farm in Sherrill and was a proud graduate of Hempstead High School.  Beverly was married to Darrell Christensen in 1971 and they were blessed with three children; Kevin Christensen, Marcia Christensen Dodds, and Michelle Christensen Davison.  Together they raised their three children in Bedford, Iowa and all three children graduated from Bedford High School.  Darrell and Beverly moved away from the Bedford area and sadly they were divorced.  Beverly moved to be closer to family and from those years on she traveled and moved to be close to her family and grandchildren.  Beverly touched the lives of so many through her jobs as sorority mom, medical field, food service, elderly home care, and education.  Beverly was gifted with a generous heart and whether it was donating her time, or quite often her delicious creations she enjoyed making in the kitchen to others, she was always content to know that she was having a positive impact on others.  Beverly could be found enjoying time with family and friends around the card table, visiting with others during her bible studies, or tending to her gardens with sunny skies overhead.  Her talents in the kitchen were legendary and the memories of her baking pies will surely continue to remain vivid in the minds of all who knew and loved her.  Beverly was a wonderful mother and grandmother who always wanted to be close to family and as her grandchildren arrived discovered even more joy in the time she was able to spend with them.  It breaks our hearts to think that our dear Beverly has been called home so suddenly from our daily lives.  We will seek peace in the abundance of beautiful memories which she leaves behind and know that one day we will see her bright smile once again.  Thank you, Beverly, for all that you did for others during your years among us and we pray that you are enjoying the safe and secure arms of your Lord and Savior.  May God bless and keep you until we meet again.


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Beverly include,


her three loving children,

Kevin (Carla) Christensen, Missouri Valley, IA,

Marcia (Rich) Dodds, Madrid, IA,

and Michelle (Rob) Davison, Minburn, IA;


her seven adored grandchildren,

Kimberlyn Christensen, Carlyn Christensen, Kourtlyn Christensen, Jillian Dodds, Marissa Dodds, Mallory Davison, and Brayden Davison;


her siblings,

Gary (Kathy) Davis, Dubuque, IA,

and Linda Davis, Platteville, WI;


her sisters-in-law,

Bonnie Davis, Darlington, WI,

and Mary Ann Davis, Sherrill, IA;


her special friend,

Dave Jaeger, Sherrill, IA;


along with countless extended family, friends, and neighbors.


Beverly was preceded in death by her parents; her two brothers, James “Jim” Davis and Donald “Donnie” Davis; and her grandparents, Nick (Stella) Elgin, Matt (Kate) Davis, and Mary Kuhl.


In honor of Beverly’s life, memorials and other expressions of sympathy may be sent directly to her daughter, Marcia Dodds, at 115 Jonathan Drive, Madrid, IA, 50156.


Beverly’s family would like to thank everyone on the Sherrill Fire Department, EMS, and in the Mercy Emergency Room for all of their professional and compassionate care.  Being surrounded by so many truly concerned folks during these most difficult moments helped to bring a little peace into our hearts and minds when needed most, and for that we are beyond thankful!


Online condolences may be shared with Beverly’s family at

Celebration of Life

Sherrill United Methodist Church
5501 South Mound Road, Sherrill, Iowa, 52073
May 6th, 2023 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Memorial Service

Sherrill United Methodist Church
5501 South Mound Road, Sherrill, Iowa, 52073
May 6th, 2023 at 11:30 AM

4 comments on “Beverly Ann Christensen
  1. Jenna Neal (Kocsis) says:

    “Mom” Bev was always a light in everyone’s day at Alpha Chi Omega. Her kind nature, compassion, fun loving spirit and baking will be greatly missed. She went above and beyond in all that she did. Prayers to her family and friends. God Bless.

  2. Phoebe Cooper says:

    Mom Bev was so caring to all the girls of Alpha Chi, and touched many of our lives. This is such sad news. She will be greatly missed.

  3. Emily Shriver says:

    I knew her as mom Bev, our sorority house mother! She was so kind and sweet and fun to have around. I’m sorry for your loss

  4. Dave and Sue Albrecht says:

    Even though we weren’t able to be at the memorial service we want to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Bev’s entire family. May great memories stay with you always as she is now in perfect peace. Those left to mourn her should be comforted by knowing all the goodness she had to offer while here on earth. Rest in peace Bev!

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