Janet Braaten Passes Away at 74

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Janet Sue Braaten of Umatilla passed away in Kennewick, Wash. on Jan. 9, 2020 at the age of 74.

She was born on Oct. 26, 1945 in Spokane, Wash. to Donald and Louise Byrnes Harryman.

Janet spent her early years in Pendleton before moving to Portland, where she met and married Bud Fouts (the father of her first three children). The couple later divorced. She married Larry Braaten in November 1967, and the couple welcomed two beautiful daughters. They lived in Vancouver and Moses Lake, Wash., Palmer, Alaska and Portland. She worked as an office manager for Continental Armored Car in Portland for several years. She and her husband Larry then purchased a semi-truck and drove together throughout the United States. They moved to Umatilla in 2000, where they have resided since.

Janet enjoyed sewing and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a prayer partner for TBN for several years, loved reading her Bible and had a strong faith and unwavering belief in her Lord and Savior.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Larry Braaten of Umatilla; sons, Donald Fouts of Las Vegas, Nev. and Daniel Fouts of Gilbert, Ariz.; daughters, Denise Key of Lewiston, Idaho and Tammy Wyckoff of Spokane, Wash.; brother, Gordon Byrnes of Pilot Rock; sister, Ilene Jameson of Portland; 17 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Laura Johnson; brothers, Gerald and William Harryman and Dennis Fillman; and sister, Arlene Keifer.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 at Burns Mortuary Chapel, 685 W. Hermiston Ave.

To leave an online condolence for the family, please go to burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.

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