|Birth: ||Dec. 2, 1888|
|Death: ||Feb. 27, 1987|
Daughter of Levi Franklin Watt (1857-1909) and Alice Amerilla Hawkins (1861-1925).
"Colorado West," p 8, Sunday, 23 Jul 1972 by Vivian Blue. Interview with Francis Watt Sage, age 83, Blinded, then burned over two-thirds of her body, Francis Sage endured to nurture five children to maturity.
SINCE I KNEW she had survived many hardships, I wasn't prepared to see the alert, smiling woman of surprising grace and beauty when I met her.
Her face was furrowed, but in upturning lines of laughter. Her sighless eyes were clear and youthful, her figure slim, in brown jeans and a sleeveless knit shirt.
"IT WASN'T ANY WORSE losing my sight, than it was getting burned," she said.
"About a month before my first baby was born, I took my little brother to stand before a coke oven opening to warm up. I wore the long skirts of those days. They caught fire.
"As my clothing exploded into flames, I asked my brother to guide me to open ground. Then I rolled -- downhill, through cactus and sage. I rolled until the fire went out. All of my clothes burned off except my charred, high-top shoes.
"My dad took me from Paradox to Norwood in a spring wagon. The doctor said, 'She can't make it.' I did make it. Robert was born the next month, in 1906."
She sighed, "I had five children and never saw their faces."
Our precious Grandma lived 98 years 2 months 25 days, but was still too soon to give her up. A beautiful lady inside and out and is missed even today!
Levi Franklin Watt (1857 - 1909)
Leo Leslie Sage (1884 - 1970)*
Robert Sage (1906 - 1967)*
Nina May Sage Woodruff (1908 - 1996)*
Leo Leslie Sage (1914 - 1963)*
Walter Albert Sage (1924 - 2009)*
Wilma Rose Sage Kelly (1926 - 1985)*
Harry Ambrose Watt (1883 - 1927)*
Frances Eliza Watt Sage (1888 - 1987)
Joseph Albert Watt (1894 - 1928)*
Luther Franklin Watt (1899 - 1982)*
In Loving memory
Frances E. Sage
Dec. 2, 1888
Feb. 27, 1987
Orchard Mesa Cemetery
Plot: Row 12A
Created by: Arleta ♥
Record added: Oct 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43640421