Ann O. AndersonAnn Ovydia Kleven was born February 1, 1914, in Towner, ND, to Martin and Hilda (Rue) Kleven. Ann grew up in the hills by Lake Metigoshe, near Bottineau, ND.
She received a teaching degree and first taught in the country schools. She later taught in Rolette, Bottineau and Willow City. She was united in marriage to Arnold Anderson on June 12, 1952, and they made their home in Willow City. They spent the winter months in Mesa, AZ, for twenty-five years, after she retired from forty-two years of teaching.