Gearhart Anoka Funeral Home

552 East River Road, Anoka, MN


Beverly "Bev" L. Jenson

March 21, 1964July 16, 2020

Beverly “Bev” Jenson Age 56, of East Bethel Lost her battle with cancer on July 16, 2020

Preceded in death by her parents, Neal and Barb; brother, Collen; father-in-law, Morris.

Survived by her husband of 24 years, Mike; children, Jerrick (Amanda), Jessica Gliddon, and Monica (fiancé Dalton Stang); five grandchildren; siblings, Pam, Cheryl, Mark, Patty, Mike, Brian, Grace, Luann, Kay, Kittrie and Todd; mother-in-law, Yvonne Jenson; Bev is also survived by many nieces, nephews and countless friends.

Bev enjoyed activities including: gardening, flowers, fishing, Harley rides, snowmobiling, playing with her grandkids, entertaining, cooking and baking.

During her career as a hair stylist Bev made many lifelong friends. She was also a para professional assistant at the St. Francis school district.

Bev earned the nickname “Barn Mama” for the love and care she provided to her horses and those that were boarded at their horse farm. Bev’s caring ways did not end with her animals, she also enjoyed caring for her family and friends and helped countless people at Blaine Alano during her 11 years of sobriety.

Bev will be remembered for her positive attitude that was contagious to all, along with her endless energy and bright smile. She was a great example of how life should be lived.

Bev’s family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has provided care and support to them during this difficult time.

Public visitation will be Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 5-8 pm at Gearhart Anoka Funeral Home (552 East River Rd. Anoka)

Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 11am at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church (525 Jackson St. Anoka)

There will be NO visitation on Thursday – please report directly to the church.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and CDC guidelines, the number of guests at both the visitation and mass will be closely monitored. Everyone is encourage to please bring and wear a mask. Bev’s Mass of Christian Burial will also be live streamed on the Gearhart Anoka Facebook page.

Interment Calvary Cemetery

In lieu of flowers/plants, memorials requested to American Cancer Society or Blaine Alano.



  • Harold Johnson
  • Danny Barfknecht
  • John Muehlbauer
  • Nic Jenson
  • Logan Jenson
  • Sean Jaeger

  • American Cancer Society or Blaine Alano


  • Public Visitation

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

  • Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, July 23, 2020



Beverly "Bev" L. Jenson

have a memory or condolence to add?

Lisa Patenaude

July 23, 2020

I will cherish our special day together on the horse farm and all the fun we had. You were so proud showing spunky little Eugene. So many great talks with you over the years. Precious times with my precious friend. My life is forever changed by knowing you. Love and peace to all the family at this difficult time.

Terry Riste

July 21, 2020

Bev and I became good friends in the last couple of years.
This picture was taken last August just before her diagnosis. We were at Serenity Shores at a sober retreat. We had such a great time floating on the lake and enjoying fellowship with other wonderful sober women.

Joan Petrick-Giglio

July 20, 2020

Bev was they type of person who gave so much to others. Always kept the family connected with cousins. Bev will always have a special place in my heart.

Carolyn Clark

July 18, 2020

I met Bev through Jayne Domogalla on our girls trip to Florida.
I have such fun memories our time together. I will always remember her smile and laugh, which we did a lot of!
We did so many fun things but, I remember how thrill she was to meet Joe Mauer at spring training. You can just see her excitement in the attached photos.
My deepest sympathy is being sent to you her family and friends.
In this time of sadness let the happy memories fill your heart.