|Birth: ||Mar. 7, 1948|
|Death: ||Aug. 5, 1985, Bahamas|
obit in the West Plains Daily Quill, Aug 8, 1985:
"Carolyn Watson services Friday -
Funeral services for Dianna Carolyn Watson, 37, West Germany, formerly of West Plains, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with the Rev. Riley Hall, Springfield, officiating.
Ms. Watson died Aug. 5 in Freeport, Grand Bahamas, where she had gone for treatment for illness. She was born March 7, 1948, in West Plains, the daughter of Winifred Harris and Eva Combs Harris.
In August 1967 she married Charles Cook of Independence. She graduated from the University of Minnesota and did graduate work at the University of North Carolina. She later attended and graduated from Harvard Law School where she was a pioneer there, being the first single parent to gain admittance to Harvard Law School. While there she was co-chairman of the Harvard Women of the Law.
After graduation she taught at Florida State University at Tallahassee, Fla., where she served on two presidential counsels. From there she joined the faculty at the University of Maryland to teach law in their European branch in Germany. While there she met and married Ed Alley from Virginia. Together they formed the Carolina Car Co., now the largest firm in Europe selling European cars to America.
Faced with terminal cancer she recently appeared on three national television shows, national public radio and several newspapers on issues important to seriously ill people. Even when she was too ill to walk she lectured doctoral students in psychology on dealing with the terminally ill.
She is survived by her husband, Ed Alley, Frankfurt, Germany; one daughter, Amber Cook; her mother and stepfather, Eva and Charley Cockrum, West Plains; her brother and his wife, Charles and Vickie Watson, West Plains; and her father and stepmother, Winifred and Judy Harris, Hugo, Okla.
She is preceded in death by her stepfather, LeRoy Watson, and her grandparents, Rufus and Edna Combs, Ted and Agnes Harris, and Roy and Francis Watson.
Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains."
A newspaper article a day or two before her obit appeared had this to add:
"Dr. Carolyn Alley arrangements are incomplete -
...A 1966 graduate of West Plains High School, she attended Kansas University...."
Oak Lawn Cemetery (West Plains)
Created by: Mary Jo Freeman
Record added: Jul 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72562725
In remembrance of an interesting life led by an unusually bright lady. I did not know her, but I would have loved to have met her.|
Added: May. 26, 2014