ObitMRW.htm June 24, 2007 Return to Riley home page
R. Watson, 93, of Zephyrhills, FL, died Tuesday evening, June 19, 2007 at the
Lakeland Regional Medical Center, from complications of a broken hip and old
age. She had moved into a private
residence of her dear friend and caregiver, JoAnn McAdams in November 2006.
She was competent and alert until her rapid end.
She was born Mabel Elizabeth Robinson in Pemaquid, Maine on November 14, 1913. She married Andrew Watson in 1937 and graduated from the University of Maine, Orono. She taught in the Augusta, Maine school system during the 1960s and 70s. They retired in 1973 and moved to Zephyrhills, while maintaining a summer home in Pemaquid and a camp on Salmon Lake in Belgrade, Maine until the 90’s. They continued to visit annually till 1999. Her husband of 67 years, Andrew, died in 2004.
things she loved most in life were her family, gardening, teaching and a good
is survived by her son, Lindsay Watson and his wife Cheryl of Tampa, daughter,
Kathryn Riley and her husband Richard of Trilby, FL, grandchildren Michael
Watson of Wesley Chapel, Laurie Kight of Dallas, and Nicholas Riley of Boston
and four great-grandchildren, Zackary, Justin, Olivia and Henry.
A memorial service is planned for this
July in Maine with interment of her ashes at the family plot in Pemaquid,
Maine. Family condolences may be
sent to Kathryn Riley, P.O. Box 6, Trilby, Fl 33593.
lieu of flowers, donations are suggested for: the Zephyrhills Garden Club, c/o
Elizabeth Geiger, President, P. O. Box 307, Zephyrhills, FL 33539 or the
Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 8th Street Zephyrhills FL 33540 in Mabel’s