Beatrice (Bea) CollinsBeatrice (Bea) Collins was born November 2, 1927 in McVille, North Dakota to Melvin and Barbara (Pella) Bredeson. She blessed the lives of so many, and was an especially beloved wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother.
She attended country grade schools in Nelson and Griggs counties and graduated from Binford High School. She went on to attend Valley City State University where she graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. She would go on to teach school in Jessie and Cooperstown, ND as well as Rothsay, MN. Beatrice was elected to Kapa Delta Pi, an honor society in education. She was active in PTA, church organizations, Homemakers, Garden Club, and was a Girl Scout leader.