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Anita Frances Benson Nodtvedt

Anita Frances Benson Nodtvedt
  • April 25, 1931 - August 12, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • The Church at LifePark
    1151 George Browder Blvd.
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
  • St. John's Episcopal Church
    1623 Carmel Road
    Charlotte, NC 28226

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“Anita's mom, Ruah, was my mom Reba's half sister. Aunt Ruah used to write to me with information on the Mairs family history. She used to tell me...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Wendy de Solla - Family

“Kristine, Shirley and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. I know she will be dearly missed and regret we did not have the pleasure of meeting her....Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Jay Alexander - Charlotte, NC

“No matter their age, we are never willing to let them go. Thinking of all of you with the passing of your mom, Paul. A Montreal gal--interesting. Can...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Millie Horton - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Paul - my sincere condolences. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Chris Hulsey - Mount Pleasant


Anita Frances Benson Nodtvedt, 89, formerly of Charlotte NC passed away peacefully on August 12, 2020 at Somerby Assisted Living in Mt. Pleasant SC.

Anita was born April 25, 1931 in Montreal Quebec, Canada, the daughter of the late William Cecil Benson and the late Ruah Mairs Benson. After completing secretarial school she married John Martin Nodtvedt and as a devoted mother she raised her children Paul and Kristine in St. Bruno, Quebec Canada.
In 1969 the family moved to Charlotte NC. She and John were among the first members of St. John's Episcopal Church. Anita's many volunteer activities included serving in the office and on the altar guild. Anita worked over 20 years for Home Insurance ultimately becoming the branch executive secretary.

After John's death, Anita met and married Forest Brinson at St. John's, then retiring to Plantation Estates. She enjoyed friends and many activities including bridge, sewing and crafts, also sending handmade cards to remember each resident's birthday. In 2014 she moved to Mt. Pleasant, SC.

She is survived by her son Paul Nodtvedt (Ann) of Mount Pleasant, SC, daughter Kristine Nodtvedt Dartnall (Robert) of Charlotte, N.C; five grandchildren, Matt Nodtvedt (Tayler), Anna Nodtvedt Haysom (John) and Ben Nodtvedt (Katie) all of Mount Pleasant and Adam Joshua Dartnall and Grace Olivia Dartnall, both of Charlotte, NC; and four great-grandchildren.

Anita gained strength, perseverance, and courage through her Savior Jesus Christ. She will be remembered in love by her friends, family, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family is deeply grateful for the staff of the Somerby Assisted Living facility and the medical professionals who took such good care of Anita.

A service will be held later in Charlotte; She will be interred in the columbarium at St. John Church where she joins her parents, John, Forest, and her grandson Andrew Christian Dartnall.

Donations can be sent to the Church at Life Park, 1151 George Broward Blvd, Mt.Pleasant,SC 29466 or St. John's Episcopal Church, 1623 Carmel Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226