OPAL OVEDA WATSON

OPAL OVEDA WATSON

    Opal Oveda (Hall) Watson, 82, daughter of Albert Milton Hall and Cora Amanda (Fertig) Hall, was born on May 21, 1933 at home in rural Ringgold Co., Iowa. Oveda passed away from this life September 12, 2015 at the Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston.
    Oveda grew up in Ringgold Co., Iowa. She graduated from Benton Community High School in 1950.
    She was an outstanding basketball player at Benton High School and later an all-American while playing semi-pro basketball with Look Magazine in Des Moines.
    Oveda was united in marriage to Lowell James Watson on February 23, 1952 in Des Moines, Iowa at the First United Methodist Church. To this union two children were born, Michael Lowell and Patricia Diane.
    Along with being a homemaker Oveda was a supervisor for Northwestern Bell for many years. She was a loving and caring wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Oveda and Lowell enjoyed traveling through the years.
    Oveda was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lowell, four brothers and three sisters.
    Left to cherish her memory: son Michael Lowell (Tina) Watson of Norwalk; daughter Patricia Diane (John) Crouch of Clive; three sisters Cora Lovena Pierick of Minneapolis, MN, Glenda Rose Marlow of Ellston and Linda Gayle Liljeblad of Penn Valley, CA; seven grandchildren: J.T. (Kailyn) Watson, Michele Crouch, Miah (Jason) Baum, Mikayla Watson, Bill Crouch, Joshua (Jill) Lange and Jason Lange; three great-grandchildren.
    Services were held at the Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Terry Roberts officiating. Casketbearers were J.T., Michele, Miah, Hikayla, Bill, Joshua and Jason. Burial is in the Benton Cemetery at Benton, Iowa.  A memorial fund has been established to the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston, Iowa.

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