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NASHUA — Anna Eloise Brown Christiansen, 88, of Nashua, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow.

She was born at home in Chinook 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.

Anna worked for the Ration Board for a time before taking a job in the Clerk & 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 & Recorder.

Anna 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 the 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.

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

Anna is survived by her husband Clyde of Glasgow; four daughters, Carol (Steve) Schumacher of Malta, Connie (Bert) Keough of Glasgow, Darlene (Steve) Newstrom of Billings and Linda (Roger) Tvedt of Wibaux; six grandchildren, Erik Schumacher of Boise, Idaho, Joel (Tara) Schumacher of Belgrade, Michael (Melissa) Tvedt of Wibaux, Daniel Yeoman of Billings, Larissa (Zachary) Tessier, Belfield, N.D., and Kristen (Daniel) Gilfeather 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.

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.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow. Interment will be at Nashua Cemetery. Bell Mortuary of Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

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