Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Johnsons in:
 • Lake Wales Cemetery
 • Lake Wales
 • Polk County
 • Florida
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Loralee Watkins Johnson
Birth: Aug. 2, 1904
McDonald County
Missouri, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 2000
Lake Wales
Polk County
Florida, USA

The only child of Major Joseph C. Watkins and Lora Lee LaMance, Loralee was born in Pineville, McDonald County, Missouri on August 2, 1904. As a small child the family moved to Joplin, Missouri where her father, a civil engineer, worked for the McDonald Land Company owned by August Hecksher of New York. Around 1917 her father's work brought the family to Lake Wales, Florida.

Loralee attended Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, graduating in 1926. In September 1926 she married Robert L. Johnson, son of one of Lake Wales founders. They were the parents of two children, a son and daughter, and remained in Lake Wales throughout their lives.

Grandmother loved to travel and did so whenever she had the opportunity. She was a gracious hostess and after her parents death she moved into the lovely home on Lakeshore Blvd. where she lived for the next 50 plus years. 
Family links: 
  Joseph Clarence Watkins (1877 - 1926)
  Lora Lee LaMance Watkins (1881 - 1941)
  Robert Leon Johnson (1902 - 1993)*
*Calculated relationship
Lake Wales Cemetery
Lake Wales
Polk County
Florida, USA
Maintained by: Kathy W. Johnson
Originally Created by: Cindy Dunn
Record added: Aug 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41249979
Loralee <i>Watkins</i> Johnson
Added by: Kathy W. Johnson
Loralee <i>Watkins</i> Johnson
Added by: Kathy W. Johnson
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Kathy W. Johnson
 Added: Aug. 2, 2015
Thinking of you with love, Betty
- Kathy W. Johnson
 Added: Aug. 2, 2015
With loving thoughts of you on Mother's Day. Your daughter, Betty
- Kathy W. Johnson
 Added: May. 10, 2015
There are 12 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
This page is sponsored by: Cindy Dunn

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service