Beverly Larson Christensen
Bev Christensen is a retired Registered Nurse. She has authored articles about community, family histories, pioneer aviators and other writing projects. She has spent the last decade researching and writing A World War Two Secret, her new non-fiction book about her father’s unique war experience, including the hunt for U-505.
Born at Dickinson, North Dakota, Bev grew up on her family’s homestead near Regent. She enjoyed swimming and ice skating on Larson Lake and riding horseback with her five siblings. Bev attended a country school for her first two years, and then Regent Public School, which is now the Enchanted Castle Hotel.
During her senior year of high school, she moved with her parents to Eagle Bend, Minnesota, where she graduated. That summer she halter trained foals at a horse ranch near Vining, Minnesota. Bev attended Dickinson State University’s A.D. nursing program, where she met her husband, Steve. She worked as an RN at Long Prairie, Minnesota, Bismarck, and Turtle Lake, North Dakota. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from U. of Mary in 1974. That year they took over his family’s 1903 homestead near Mercer, North Dakota, where they raised their three sons. Bev spent her last 22 years of nursing in Home Care and Hospice.
In addition to writing, Bev enjoys God’s blessings of nine grandchildren, farm life, a couple horses, photography, oil painting, church activities and spending time at Brush Lake with family and friends.