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CARIBOU AND PRESQUE ISLE - Earla Kenney Watson, 89, wife of the late Wallace Watson, died April 8, 2014 at her Presque isle residence. She was born in Stockholm, Sept. 14, 1924, the daughter of the late Frank and Bernice (Gessner) Kenney.

Mrs. Watson was a graduate of Caribou High School and received her nursing training at Cary Memorial Hospital. For over 35 years, she was employed as an LPN in the OB Department at Cary Memorial and Cary Medical Center, where she welcomed several generations of newborns. She was a member of the Gray Memorial United Methodist Church in Caribou, attended the Grant Memorial United Methodist Church in Presque Isle. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women's Group. Mrs. Watson was involved with the local bowling league and was a Cub Scout den mother for a number of years. Earla will be fondly remembered for her homemade bread and many of her family and friends were the recipients of her beautiful and lovingly made mittens, slippers and other knit items.

She is survived by her three children, Wallace D. Watson and his wife, Lillian of Bolivar, Missouri, Donald K. Watson of Casper, Wyoming and Norma K. Watson and her husband, Guy Jackson of Presque Isle; three sisters, Phyllis McGregor of New Gloucester, Jean Heitert of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Melinda Tomalino of Glenburnie, Maryland; four grandchildren, Angie Butler, Derek, Ian and Devin Watson; 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews including a loving and attentive niece, Joan McElwain of Caribou. Mrs. Watson was predeceased by her husband in 1989, an infant son, Roger, two brothers, Howard and Beryl Kenny and three sisters; Netta Lunn, Helen Spencer, Ethel Aucoin.

Friends may visit with the family at the Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou, Saturday April 12, 2014 from 11 a.m. until time of services. A celebration of Earla's life will be held at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Mary Lou Brown officiating. The family extends a special thanks to Aroostook Home Health and the loving care and compassion of Ruth Weeks. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mrs. Watson may do so through the Aroostook House of Comfort, PO Box 867, Presque Isle, ME 04769. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com
Published on  April 9, 2014
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