14617 Lawyers Road #B Matthews, NC 28104

Greta Alice Braaten July 7, 1928 - August 31, 2011

Greta Alice Braaten, 83, of Waxhaw, North Carolina, went to be with her Lord Wednesday afternoon, August 31, 2011. Ms. Braaten was born July 20, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York. She was the daughter of the late John Andersen and Margit Olsen Andersen. Her immediate family includes her children, Bruce Braaten , and his wife, Gail, of Charlotte, Ronald Braaten, and his wife, Linda, of Belize, Randall (Randy) Braaten, and his wife, Marianne, of Sweden, Lauri Kelly, and her husband, Marvin, of York, SC, Lance Braaten of Waxhaw, NC,and Diane Triolo, and her husband, Keith, of Melville, NY; one brother, Robert Andersen, of Baldwin, NY; one sister, Esther Torgeson, of Weddington, NC; seventeen grandchildren, Ryan, Erin, Megan, Danielle, Candice, Jeffery, Sondra, Oscar, Albert, Alice, Jessica, Nicholas, Brendon, Daniel, Nicole, Taylor, and Alexia; five great grandchildren, Allison, Kristen, Anna, Lucy, and Ireland. Greta’s Life A house full of family, friends and others A table full of homework, business and food A day full of laundry, shopping and housework A life full of chores and tasks done with love This is the HAND print of Greta’s life A hand full of love and caring for everyone A mouth full of words that encourage and build A heart full of forgiveness and flowing with grace A life full of sacrifice for the needs of those who are dear This is the HEART print of Greta’s life A mind that is always learning the Lord’s ways A heart that is seeking to closely follow His will A spirit that is praying without ceasing for us all A life that reflects the love and grace of our Lord This is the ETERNAL print of Greta’s life By Linda Braaten In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Oasis Ministry, 6420 -301 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277 http://www.oasisministrybelize.com Oasis Ministry has a preschool in Belize, Central America. Greta’s son Ron and his wife Linda are missionaries in Belize for the past twelve and a half years. The preschool consists of three buildings to accommodate three classes of 3 and 4 year olds. The preschool is run by a young Belizean woman who was living with Ron and Linda since she was a teen. There are now four more teachers for the 45 children enrolled in the preschool. Greta was always a strong believer in teaching the small children and she was very supportive of the preschool. We finance the school through contributions and sponsorships so that the many children whose parents do not have the means to pay can still attend school. Our goal is to teach the children academically, but more importantly to give them the skills they need to further succeed in school. Our ultimate goal is to teach them about God and the Bible so that they will be able to make a decision for the Lord some time in their lives. –

Visitation Details

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 11:00am, Central Church of God

Service Information

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 12:00pm, Central Church of God


Service Extra Info A service in celebration of Ms. Braaten’s life will be held in New York: 7:30pm, Tuesday, September 6, 2011 Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle 1 Higbie Lane Smithtown, New York 11787 (613) 265-2485

Interment Details

Pinelawn Memorial Park

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