|Gering Citizen Obituaries|
Alphabetical List List by Date Deceased
January 23, 1923 – January 18, 2011
services directed by Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service
|Marge Watson, 87, a longtime Nebraska resident, passed away Jan. 18, 2011 in Crawford, Neb. after stoically battling illness and loss. At Marge’s request, no service will be held and cremation has taken place at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory in Scottsbluff. Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Harrison Cemetery. |
Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service is assisting the family. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com.
Marge was born as Marjorie Elaine Kinnamon Jan. 23, 1923, to her parents Claude and Vera Kinnamon. At that time, the Kinnamon family lived in Bloomfield, Iowa. Marge spent her childhood in this idyllic, largely rural area.
She moved to Scottsbluff as a young girl to live with an aunt and uncle and to attend high school. Marge graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1941.
After high school, Marge worked at J.C. Penney in Scottsbluff where she met her future husband, Jerry Watson. During the war years, she worked in Denver for Cudahy Packing and Mann Boyd-Mann Company. She especially enjoyed this chapter of her life and the life-long friends she made.
In 1948, Marge married Jerry Watson and they made their home in Alliance. In Alliance, Marge worked for the ASCS (Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service) and FHA (Farmers Home Administration) – federal agencies supporting agriculture in the Nebraska Panhandle. Marge had an extraordinary work ethic and was respected by co-workers and clients alike. She retired after 27 years of service with the FHA.
Following retirement, Marge and her husband moved to Scottsbluff, where they lived until 2008. She was active as a volunteer for Regional West hospital for many years. In 2008, she moved to Ponderosa Villa in Crawford with her husband.
During her long life, Marge enjoyed fishing, arrowhead hunting, gardening, and bridge. She was dedicated to her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters. Her thrift and generosity helped put a son and two granddaughters through college.
We are grateful for her long life, the example she set in the workplace and at home, and her unfailing generosity.
Marge is survived by her son: Jack of Conifer, Colo.; granddaughters: Kyle Anne of Missoula, Mont. and Amanda of Boise, Idaho; sister: Betty Lou of California; brother: Gary also of California. Numerous nephews and nieces will also remember her with fondness.
Her husband: Jerry preceded her in death in 2008.