Obituary - Kitty Martin Wines
Last updated 12/19/2020 at 8:54am
Kitty Martin Wines, aka Vickey Broughton, age 62, of Chinook MT, passed away Dec 10, 2020 after diagnosed with COVID.
Kitty was born May 13th, 1958, to Ruth Solomon and Gene Broughton in Long Beach, CA.
In 1969, Ruth moved her four children to Havre MT to raise her family on the ranch that was left to Ruth and her brother Ted after their father passed. Being raised on the ranch south of Havre is where Kitty found her passion and love for horses and the outdoors. While still in high school, Kitty even broke two of her own horses with the help of the hired hand Bill Hinkle.
In school, Kitty was active in Rodeo Club, gymnastics, karate, and Kitty loved to swing dance and sing and, even at the age of 18, she went and got a pilot's license.
Kitty being the oldest of all Ruth and Ted's children, Kitty was responsible for watching over and caring for up to nine younger siblings and cousins all running around on the ranch.
After graduating from Havre High School in 1976, Kitty went to college in Billings MT for a few years until she met and married Joe Spinler, with whom they had a blended family, Ashlee Broughton, Melissa Spinler, Joel Spinler, Rebecca Spinler and Chalmus Spinler.
Kitty and Joe moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1984 so Kitty could be closer to her mother. While living in Anchorage Kitty took sewing lessons from a native furrier and became a master furrier. Some of Kitty's work was recognized by a movie producer of "Last of the Mohicans," in which they hired Kitty to make the "fur mountain man hats" for the movie. Kitty had a gift and a talent when it came to sewing and working with fur.
Kitty and Joe later moved and made their home in Kalispell MT, where they later divorced. Nothing ever slowed Kitty down. Even as a single mother and raising children, Kitty acquired her real estate license in which she was passionate about.
In the year 1999, Kitty met the love of her life Bernie Wines, and they wed, growing her family to three more daughters Jennifer, Tiffany and Samantha Wines.
Kitty and Bernie made their home in Colorado, where Kitty started her real estate career and became her own broker and started her own real estate business.
Later they moved their family back to Montana and eventually settled in Havre so Kitty could help care for her mother after she was diagnosed with cancer. While caring for her mother, Kitty put her real estate business on hold so she could finish her college degree at Stone Child College.
Kitty, along with her daughter Melisa and niece Kyndyll, all three earning their college degrees and graduating together was an enormously proud day for Kitty and her family.
After losing her mother to cancer, Kitty and Bernie made their home in Chinook, MT, where Kitty and Bernie both started their own businesses together, Chinook Montana Realty and BW Handyman Services. Kitty enjoyed working alongside her husband.
Kitty's focus was always centered on her family. Kitty made each member feel important and that their needs came first before her own. Kitty was a caretaker and a giver and she loved when family came around and she would always cook big healthy meals and entertain us with songs. Even in the shop where their business was located, Kitty even had a karaoke system set up and, yes, Kitty would somehow get you up singing and dancing before the night was over.
Even as busy as Kitty was throughout her life, Kitty always made time for her God. Kitty was an active member of the Jehovah Witness and she loved her congregation and spreading the word. I know personally Kitty was looking forward to retiring so she could have more time on everything she loved and was so passionate about, her congregation, working on her hobbies, horseback riding, hunting and fishing with her soulmate Bernie and, mostly, Kitty just wanted to be able to spend more time with her family and grandchildren. Kitty wanted a huge family reunion that she was going to try to get all the siblings and their families all together.
Kitty was a wife, mother, stepmother, grandma, sister, aunt, cousin, Child of God, and she will be extremely missed by us all.
Kitty was predeceased in death by her grandparents Harry Solomon and Elsie Martin Solomon; mother, Ruth Solomon McGarvey; stepdaughter Jennifer Wines, and a granddaughter.
Kitty is survived by her husband Bernie Wines, her children Ashlee Broughton and Joel Spinler, daughter Melissa Spinler, stepdaughters Samantha and Tiffany Wines, Rebecca and Chalmus Spinler and grandchildren; siblings, Julia Solomon, Robert Broughton, Troy McGarvey; close cousins Kimberly Solomon Stover and Shannon Solomon, Doug and Todd Solomon .; nieces and nephews (Kaci, Shane and Kayla Jones), (Arron, Dani, Jessica, Talitha, Joseph, Samuel, David and Matthew Broughton), (Kyndyll, Rainin, Duke, Skyann, Auneka and Nina McGarvey), (Trevor and Tina Edwards).