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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Joella Watson

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  • LAWTON — Funeral service for Joella Watson, 82, Lawton, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20 in the Becker-Rabon Funeral Home Chapel with her grandson, Sean Watson, officiating.
    Mrs. Watson died Tuesday, April 16, in Lawton.
    Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
    Mrs. Watson was born April 6, 1931, in Wichita, Kansas, to Ralph Jack and Edna B. "Suzie" (Arganbright) Williamson. She moved to Ardmore where she graduated high school in 1949. She married Earl W. Watson on September 30, 1949, in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death in 1975.
    She and her husband moved to Lawton in 1952 and started a business. They owned and operated the 7-Up Bottling Company. She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing golf and watching football, basketball and baseball and was an OSU Cowboy fan.
    She is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, David and Wantha Watson, Lawton, Gary Watson, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Jack Watson, Lawton; two daughters, Sherry Watson, Lawton, and Laura Henage, Sterling; nine grandchildren, Amber Watkins, Andy Henage, Aaron Henage, Sean Watson, Jesse Watson, Sydney Watson, Riley Watson, Ashton Watson and Wendy Pittman; and four great-grandchildren, Treyton Watkins, Payton Johnson, Jenifer Alvarez and Sydney Carson.
    Her husband, two sons, Mark Edward and Larry Dale Watson, and a brother, Max Williamson, preceded her in death.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Hospice, 104 Thoma Drive, Elgin, OK 73538.
    The family will have a gathering at the Village on Lee, 6920 SW Lee Blvd., following the funeral ceremony.
    An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at www.beckerfuneral.com.
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