Rest in Peace, Mom.
Mary Pat Baenen Everson
June 30, 1938 - July 10, 2006
Mary Pat (M.P.) Everson passed away at her home on Monday, July 10, 2006, surrounded by her family. Mary Pat Baenen was born June 30, 1938, in Jamestown, ND to Agnes and Leonard Baenen. After high school at St. John’s Academy, she attended the Sisters of St. Joseph School of Nursing in Grand Forks, and did graduate work in nursing at St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO.
On July 8, 1961 Mary Pat married Lawrence K. Everson in Jamestown, eventually settling in Bismarck in 1964. She worked as a Registered Nurse at St. Alexius Medical Center for a total of 40 years, where she is remembered not only for her excellent nursing skills but also her caring and compassion. She touched the lives of countless patients and co-workers.
Mary Pat is survived by her daughters, Mary (Merle) Heintz, Susan (Roger) Everson-Rose, sons Paul Everson, Thomas (Kelly Mac) Everson, and Richard (Ola) Everson. Her grandchildren will forever remember “Mimi:” Olivia, Breck, Gareth, Sage, Leif, Bryce, Davis, Maclain, Raquel, and Ava. Mary Pat also is survived by her sister, Colleen Kielsgard, and brothers Eugene (Lois) Baenen, and Leonard (Marion Smith) Baenen, as well as her husband’s siblings and their spouses, who have always loved M.P. as one of their own: Millie Everson, Gordon & Diane Everson, Karen & Edward Goetz, Eddy Bock, Marion (Leonard Baenen) Smith. Mary Pat was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence, sister-in-law Shirley Bock, granddaughter Colleen, brother Paul, sister Francis, and her parents, Agnes & Leonard.
Mary Pat was a courageous, gracious, and loving mother, grandmother, spouse, sister, daughter, and friend. She radiated the gift of love and her joyful spirit was evident in all that she did. There was a special light shining from within Mary Pat, a light that warmed the lives of her husband, children, grandchildren, family, friends, and co-workers. M.P. loved adventure and her Irish eyes sparkled, whether recounting tales of two recent trips to Ireland with her daughters, reminiscing with her children and cousin Sean about their shenanigans, or sharing Dairy Queens, “green medicine” and laughter with her many, many friends. Her positive energy and beautiful smile will be remembered and missed by all.
Family will be receiving friends from 7 to 8 pm, Thursday July 13 at Bismarck Funeral Home with a prayer service at 8 pm. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 am on Saturday, July 15 at Church of Corpus Christi, Bismarck.