Beverly Joan Strand

August 10, 1931May 10, 2020

Beverly Joan Nyberg Strand died on Sunday May 10, 2020 in Harwich, MA at the age of 88 years. She was the daughter of Carl Wilfred Nyberg and Doris Cole Nyberg of Braintree, MA. After graduating from Braintree High School, she attended the Lutheran Bible Institute in Teaneck, NJ. There she met her future husband, the Rev. Burton D. Strand, with whom she raised their four children, Paul, Kathy, Tina and Stephen. They were married for 48 years until his death in 2004.

The world is not going to be the same without “Bev.” She was a raconteur, an author of endless rhyming couplets usually set to music, and had the ability to talk to strangers as if she had known them her whole life. She knew every nook and cranny of Cape Cod and delighted in finding some out-of-the-way spot where she could stop and just look out at the water.

She had always been a busy pastor’s wife, and absolutely adored children! She was a natural when it came to teaching and interacting with them. In the 1960s and 1970s she founded and directed two successful nursery schools, and then later in life worked in a day center for the elderly on Cape Cod.

All enjoyed her infectious laugh, lunches out, endless summers of fun, eating the best pork roast, finding the best sunset, and her giving the “coziest” hugs. She was kind, thoughtful, caring, and a devoted mother and grandmother. Known for her incredible wit and humor, she was still making her family and friends laugh until the end of her life. She’s left a lasting imprint on everyone who knew her. Her family is at peace knowing that she is finally at rest and watching sunsets with so many of her loved ones, including her beloved Burt.

In addition to Burt, she was predeceased by her parents, a very special stepmother Tyra Alquist Nyberg, her brothers Carl and Jon Nyberg, and her grandson Luke Strand. She is survived by her four children and her five grandchildren - Nathaniel, Tyra, Rebekah, Annika, and Aaron. A memorial service will be held at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Harwich, MA at a later date when gathering for worship is safe. Gifts in memory of Bev can be sent to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 310 Route 137, Harwich, MA 02645 or to any charity you wish.


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Luanne Dupree Wahlstrom

June 11, 2020

My condolences to the Strand family. Your mom was always very special to me and although we lost contact with each other she never left my heart. She was a beautiful soul who I know will be missed by all of you. Rest In Peace my friend

Joyce Frissell

May 28, 2020

Dear Tina and family,

You have your Mothers smile for sure. My Mom is now reminiscing about Teaneck ,NJ. and the many friends her family had there years ago." Mr. Jacobs was in the import business and loved to talk about his love for boats etc. etc."
Hope we can get to Laurel Lake some time soon. We could do lunch at Mint or early bird at Olympia when it opens up. In the mean time my sincere sympathy to you and your family. Take good care of your self and be well in the midst of all things covid. This to shall pass.
God Bless you,

Joyce Frissell
Hilda Frissell

Stephen Strand

May 18, 2020

The "Mayor of Cape Cod" will be missed.

Lawrence Reney

May 17, 2020

I spent the first few years of my life with my grandmother during the days on Chickadee. Bev was always a positive memory and I fondly remember times between her and my grandmother Barbara. The two of them have helped me be the person I am today and I count myself lucky to have been included in her life. Sad to hear of her passing.

-Lawrence Reney

David M and Carla Wood

May 17, 2020

Remembering such a special, loving woman at this time of your loss. Sending our sinecerest sympathies to Beverly's family.

Mary Avellar

May 15, 2020

Deepest sympathy to the Strand family. I knew Bev from the Cape House Shop, Hallmark. She was a joy to talk to. I have often thought about her and prayed for her especially when she lost her husband. May she Rest In Peace 🙏🏼

Marianne O'Boyle

May 15, 2020

Dear Strand Family,
So sorry to learn of Bev's passing. She was a great lady and I always think of her being "pretty in pink."

Kristin McInnis

May 14, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear of Bev’s passing. She was such a light and her hugs were the best!

Norma Marcellino

May 14, 2020

My condolences to you all. Beverly was a very special friend who I met in 2004 through the Saint Joan of arc exercise class. She was so very outgoing and so much fun to be with. We shared many lunches and dinners and musical events and plays together. I would bring her down to Connecticut for her family gatherings. I would visit with her when she was living at the Victorian in Chatham. She will be greatly missed.

Karen Spangler

May 12, 2020

What an honor and privilege to have known her and called her a friend. She and Burt were so very much a part of my life during my staff tenure at St. Peter's. Always supportive of every VBS, Youth program and Sunday school project I every created. She emulated a commitment to teaching children the Gospel. Bev was a part of my daughter's "village" when they were young, she had a hug ready for every child We will always hold her in our hearts. May all the Strands find comfort, peace and hope during this time of loss.
God's peace, Karen