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Published December 03, 2013, 12:00 AM

Ovidia T. Anderson

Ovidia Thora Anderson, 80, of Cooperstown, ND, died Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Sanford Hospital, Bismarck, ND.

Ovidia was born September 4, 1933, in Cooperstown, ND, the daughter of Oscar and Thora (Larson) Soma. She attended both country and Cooperstown schools.

Ovidia T. Anderson

Ovidia Thora Anderson, 80, of Cooperstown, ND, died Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Sanford Hospital, Bismarck, ND.

Ovidia was born September 4, 1933, in Cooperstown, ND, the daughter of Oscar and Thora (Larson) Soma. She attended both country and Cooperstown schools.

She married Lloyd R. Thompson February 19, 1951. Together they had six children. On July 26, 1979 she married Clifford W. Anderson at Faith Lutheran Church, in Bismarck, ND.

Ovidia worked as a custodian at First State Bank and at Trinity Lutheran Church. She worked as a nurses aide for several years at the Cooperstown Nursing Home.

Ovidia and Clifford enjoyed traveling together throughout the years. They took numerous trips in the states and also trips to Europe, Norway and the Holy Land. Ovidia was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She also enjoyed volunteering at the Griggs County Nursing Home, by helping with card bingo and helping with her elderly friends. She enjoyed playing cards, doing yard work, which she took great pride in, and trips to Lake Tschida. Her outgoing personality will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Ovidia is survived by her husband, Clifford, Cooperstown; 5 children, Gail (Farrel) Carlson of Bismarck, ND, Suzann (Kevin) Nelson of Grand Forks, ND, Lisa Thompson of Fargo, Laura (Jody) Brorby of Bismarck, and Rusty (Marlene) Thompson of Cooperstown; son-in-law, Larry Lien, Cooperstown, ND; brother-in-law, Lloyd Law, Cooperstown, ND, 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Thora, sisters, Joyce Law and Leila Soma, daughter, Gina Lien and 3 infant grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cooperstown, ND. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 5:00 till 7:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM in the Quam-Plaisted-Cushman Funeral Home in Cooperstown, ND. Interment will be in the Ness Cemetery, rural Cooperstown, ND.

Arrangements entrusted to the Quam-Plaisted-Cushman Funeral Home, Cooperstown, ND.

Condolences can be sent to the family via the On-Line Tribute service at www.quamplaistedcushman.com

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