Mildred Mary Raffety
1925 — 2021
Mildred "Milly" Raffety passed away May 5, 2021. She was born on October 25,1925 to Mathias and Eva Theisen on a farm in LaMoure, ND, delivered by her second oldest brother Wilfred. Milly was eighth in a line of ten children. She attended a country school, walking three miles each way (both directions uphill, she insisted). Milly learned at a very young age to cook, bake, can, milk the cows, and tackle whatever else needed to be done. She also helped the neighbors at threshing time. With four brothers in the service during World War II, she worked hard indeed. Mildred came to Bozeman in 1945, where she met the love of her life, Lloyd Raffety, studying at Montana State College. They were...