Patricia Jean (Raymond) Watson, 88, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, of natural causes at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Mont.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, at the First United Methodist Church in Glasgow, followed by interment in the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow.
She was born on July 14, 1925, in Opheim, Mont., the daughter of William and Edna Raymond. She graduated from Glasgow High School in 1943.
She worked as a telegrapher for the Great Northern Railroad in Glasgow during the time when a lot of troop trains were traveling through carrying soldiers. It was a very busy time. When former employees came back out of the service, she was sent to other towns for a few years then returned back to Glasgow where she continued working until she was married and had a family. Later she worked a few years for Glasgow High School.
She was a very active member of the Methodist Church of Glasgow and was secretary of the United Methodist Women. She served as past president of the Lady's Aide Group. She often sang at weddings and funerals in the church and prepared countless meals and desserts. She was a member of the D.O.H. and Rebecca Lodge. She was very organized and kept meticulous records.
She was a brave and courageous lady who had a lot of faith in her doctors and nurses and was the best patient. She fought the fight in the face of cancer and other debilitating illnesses which took her away from the many things she enjoyed. She loved to cook and enjoyed going fishing and camping. She was a kind and loving soul and will be missed by all.
She married Wesley George Watson on Oct. 1, 1952, in Glasgow. They were blessed with two sons; Larry Watson of Bozeman and Dean Watson of Glasgow. Other survivors are three grandchildren, Nick Watson of Bozeman and Kristen (Watson) Horn and her husband, Isaac, of Manassas Park, Va., and Christopher Watson of Havre; a great-granddaughter, Jeena Horn; a niece, Geri Dillon, and her husband, Richard, of New Lemox, Ill.; two great nephews, Gary Augustine and his wife, Lisa, and family, and Mark Augustine and his wife, Libby, and daughter Sophia in Illinois; two nieces, Lorrie Sutherland and Darlene Vigil and family; a nephew, Ron Shaberg, all in California; a brother-in-law, Wilfred; and sisters-in-law, Elsie Stolem of Malta and Mary Ann Watson of Warrenburg, Mo.
Bell Mortuary of Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.