Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Betty Watson

Betty Watson, 84, cherished wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, passed away peacefully Feb. 20, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, on June 13, 1922, one of four children to Tom and Vera Aslett Nolan. She married Norman Watson in 1945 and would have been married 62 years in April. Betty grew up in Hailey, Idaho, and graduated from Hailey High School. She raised her children there and later moved to Twin Falls and had made her home there since.

Her family was everything to her, and she spent her life surrounded by them. She touched many lives with her love for life and her kindness to everyone. She will remain in our hearts and in our memories forever.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a sister. She is survived by a sister, Mayme (Art) Vander Does of Lynchburg, Va.; her husband, Norman Watson of Twin Falls; her daughter, Donna Ellway of Boise; her daughter, Melody (Roger) Lester of Twin Falls; her grandchildren, Philip Ellway of Seattle, Wash., Brian (Terresa) Ellway of Kuna, Idaho; Aubrey (Calen) Moore of Fairfield, Idaho; Jennifer (Peter) Heekin of Hailey, Idaho; Paula Palumbo of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Willie Lester of Twin Falls, Idaho; her step-grandchildren, Nicole Lester of Denver, Colo.; Jeremy Lester of Los Angeles, Calif. and Lonnie Lester of Pottsboro, Texas; her great grandchildren, Isabella, Brian and Finn Heekin of Hailey, Idaho; her step-great grandchildren, Nick Ieste, Cicely Winkler, Rheanna Ieste and Adam Winkler of Boise, Ashton Lester of Los Angeles, Calif., Aliza Lester of Pottsboro, Texas, and her nephew, John Watson, who was like a son to her, of Shoshone, Idaho.

In lieu of services the family would like you to send your memories of her to:

The Watson Family

348 Elaine Avenue

Twin Falls, ID 83301

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