Arnetta Ann Braaten


Arnetta Ann "Pete" (Fullerton) Braaten, 82, of Glasgow, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Wolf Point, Mont.

Funeral services will be held after the basketball season, per Arnetta's request.

She was born on Nov. 3, 1932, in Glasgow to Herbert and Elizabeth (Jenson) Fullerton. She was one of 14 kids on the family farm southeast of Glasgow. She attended West Galpin for grades 1-6, and then graduated from Glasgow High School in 1949.

She married Norris Clayton Braaten on Nov. 5, 1950, in Glasgow They farmed 8 miles west of Glasgow in the Tampico community. A daughter, Kay Ann, was born to them on Aug. 21, 1951, and a son, Norman, on Aug. 17, 1957.

She worked at the Montana Cafe, Joe's Meat Market, Gallaghers and the J.C. Penney Store for many years. She began working in the Home Health Care business for many years, gaining a self-proclaimed degree in doctoring. She was forever self-diagnosing herself and others.

She loved the outdoors and was well-known for her long walks on the Tampico highway. She worked hard on her lawn and loved to work in her garden. She was a skilled fisherman (in her mind) and loved to entertain her grandchildren with stories. Staying at Gramma's house was her grandchildren's love.

She loved sports and was a die-hard "Yankee" fan. Often she would call and find out what station the game was on and then hang up immediately to watch the games, both in high school and college. She became an avid Nashua Porcupine fan as her grandchildren attended Nashua. Later in life, she became a Scottie fan again and was a well-known critic of referees. Her favorite times were always being with her family.

She spent the last several years residing at Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point.

She was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters, and her husband and love of her life, Norris, in 1982.

Survivors include one daughter, Kay Ann Holstein, and her husband, Tony, of Yuma, Ariz .; one son, Norm Braaten and his wife, Stacy, of Fort Peck; two grandchildren, Marisa Collins and her husband, Walker, of Glasgow and Dustin Braaten of Fort Peck; one great-grandson, Keylo Ryder Collins; step-grandchildren, Jill Sanders and her husband, Scott, of Glasgow; and DeeDee Franzen and her husband, Lyle, of Glasgow; and a brother, Harold "Gub" Fullerton of Arlee.

Bell Mortuary of Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.


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