Braten April 14, 1928 — Aug. 2, 2022

Thursday, September 8, 2022
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Viola passed away at the age of 94 at the Tender Nest Assisted Living Facility in Billings, Mont., where she was admitted two years prior for her safety following a stroke and being in her later stage of Alzheimers.

Viola was the second of 12 children born to John C. (Jack) Williams and Anna J. Williams at her grandmother’s home in Boyd, Mont. At the age of 17, she married Randall O. Braten in Red Lodge, Mont., on July 23, 1945. From this union came four children — three sons and one daughter.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, six brothers, son Jim, great-grandson Kerrick John, two daughters-in-law Beverly (wife of Jim) and Judy (wife of Gene).

Viola is survived by her sons Gene Braten of Powell, Wyo., and Russell Braten of Pryor, Mont., and her daughter Jane Young (Ron) of Columbus, Mont., 10 grandchildren, 22 greatgrandchildren and 11 great-greatgrandchildren.

A gathering to remember Viola will be held Oct. 8, 2022, at 2 p.m. at the Joliet Community Center in Joliet, Mont. Please join the family and share memories.