By HDN staff
CHINOOK Etta Christena Wilson, 81, longtime owner of Ettas Beauty Shop in Chinook, died Saturday, May 29, 1999, at her residence of natural causes.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Kuper Memorial Cemetery.
Wilson was born March 16, 1918, in Chinook, to Charles and Lena (Olson) Wilson. She attended schools in the Chinook-Harlem area and graduated from Chinook School of Beauty Culture in 1938.
She opened her first beauty shop in Joplin in 1939. She later moved to the Seattle area where she was employed at Boeing as a Rosie Rweter during World War II. She moved to Martin City where she opened another beauty shop in 1946. In 1952, she moved to Alaska to work at her trade. She returned home to Harlem and opened her beauty shop in Chinook in 1956. It was open until her retirement in 1989.
She enjoyed growing flowers, working in her yard, and spending time with her dogs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Gordon, Lyle and Harry Bud, and sisters, Mayme and Harriette Sis.
Survivors include brothers, Jack Wilson of Sun River and Sam Wilson of Libby; sisters, Mona Kelpzig and Grace Tootie Fetters, both of Cut Bank, and Pat Gee of Bozeman; a sister-in-law Eleanor Wilson of Great Falls; and numerous nieces and nephews.