Beth Mary Tallman

July 28, 1931January 5, 2021

Beth Mary Tallman (Moe), age 89, of Elk River, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

Beth was born July 28, 1931, to Alvin and Evelyn Moe in Amery, Wisconsin. She graduated from South High School in Minneapolis in 1949. She was married to the late Roger Jeffries Tallman on September 1st, 1950.

Beth is survived by her loving children, Leslie Lang of Green Valley, AZ, Ronald (Shelley) Tallman of Brooklyn Park, and Jeanne Borgstrom (Philip Limerick - Partner) of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Jennifer Jean Borgstrom (Michael Pratt – Partner), and Kristine Danielle Borgstrom (Justin Hemmesch – Partner), Jessica Noel Tallman (Jon Powers - Partner); great grandchildren, Klae, Kyler, Winston, James Tallman (deceased) (Louisa Tallman - wife) of Elk River; sister, Sandra Jean (Robert) Feriancek of Mound, MN; and uncle, Donald (Carole) Scott of Osakis, MN.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Roger Jeffries Tallman, and son James Roger Tallman; brothers, Alvin (Dick) Moe and Nelton Moe; and sister, Jeanne Phillips.

Beth was always so kind and caring toward friends and family. She was sharp as a tack and finished a crossword puzzle daily until a week before her passing. Beth raised 4 beautiful children, worked as an office administrator in county government, a school district and various businesses. Her love of music lead her to join chorus singing with groups, including the Manor Tones, City County Chorus in Minneapolis, MN, and the Orono Singers Choir. Her greatest love was being able to give to others by volunteering for Meals on Wheels, Church Secretary for 10 years, and President of the Maple Plain Garden Club.

Gardening was her passion and you could visit her yard and find many flowering shrubberies and hosta gardens, propagated from all over the country. She was an avid reader. The family wishes to thank the Hospice Team of Fairview Health System for the wonderful care they provided, that allowed her to be independent in her home. Beth died peacefully in her home, surrounded by family.

In lieu of flowers, Beth requested all memorials be directed in her honor to the CAER Food Shelf, 12621 Elk Lake Road NW, Elk River, MN 55330.

Beth requested a private graveside burial service with immediate family. A memorial luncheon will be announced at a future date, when COVID restrictions are lifted.

Also, Beth requests to help the bee habitat and population, that we all plant native flowering plants that attract bees.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Beth Mary Tallman

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Jim Ernstsen

January 12, 2021

I love the idea that dandelions in the front lawn (because chemicals were not allowed) were out of respect for nature and were there "... for the bees!"

Beth reminds us to be one with all of creation.

Rev. Jim Ernstsen
Plymouth, MN