Nebraska Authors

Theona A. Andersen

AKA: Theona Ardith (Leonard) Rasmussen Andersen

Born 1914-06-18 Bassett, NE (USA)

Died 2016-02-25
Stuart, NE (USA)

Ainsworth, NE (USA)
Ainsworth Cemetery

Has written for a number of church magazines, of various denominations. The focus of her poetry and histories is the Nebraska Sandhills.

Note typescript MS of poems about the Nebraska sandhills in her vertical file.

Places Lived

Bassett, NE
Lincoln, NE
New Haven, CT
Chicago, IL
Minneapolis, MN
Livermore, CA
Salem, WV
London, England
Ainsworth, NE
Stuart, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Poetry


Nebraska Sandhills; Family Histories; Ranching


High School Diploma, 1931, Rock County High School, Rock County, NE
University of Colorado
Park College
Bachelor's Degree in English and Journalism, 1936, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Master's Degree in Nursing, Yale University, New Haven, CT


Home Lighting Advisor, Illinois
Director of Health Services, Salem College, WV

Places Worked

Rock County Leader
Wesley Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Salem College, Salem, WV


Various Academic Awards
Dean's List


Roving Volunteers In Christ's Service (RVIC)


Ranching in the Sandhills of Nebraska: Where Seldom is Heard a Discouraging Word. 1994.

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