Edith Vilate “Edie” <I>Kimball</I> Watson

Edith Vilate “Edie” Kimball Watson

Birth
Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho, USA
Death 12 Jul 2015 (aged 84)
Burial Mackay, Custer County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 149603752 · View Source
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Edith “Edie” Vilate Kimball Watson passed away peacefully Sunday morning, July 12, 2015. Edie was a resident at Park Place Assisted Living Facility in Reno, Nevada, at the time of her passing. She was 84 years old.

Edie was born in Pocatello, Idaho, on November 7, 1930. She was the daughter of Adaline Luthey Kimball and Thatcher Kimball. Edie grew up and attended schools in Mackay, Idaho. She had many lifelong friends from her school days in Mackay.

She attended cosmetology school in Idaho Falls, Idaho, after graduation from high school in 1948. She married Joseph F. Watson on December 26, 1950. They had four children, three sons and one daughter.

In the early years of her marriage, she and Joe lived in the small mining community of Cobalt, Idaho, where she also made many lifelong friends. She and Joe moved to Blackfoot, Idaho, in 1960, and to Twin Falls, Idaho, in 1987.

Edie was very fond of traveling, reading, Bible studies, doting on her grandchildren, television legal dramas, and playing dominoes. She also enjoyed visiting and corresponding with her lifelong school friends, some of whom were close for 75 years or more, and her good friends from Cobalt. She enjoyed collecting books, antique cobalt glass, and antique tea cups and saucers. She had a particular knack for interior decorating and could always make every room in her house very charming and cozy.

Edie is survived by her daughter, Lori (Mark) Kohler, of Reno, NV; eight grandchildren: Jesse Watson, Justin (Leena) Watson, Heide (Rick) Harris, Haley-Joy Watson, and Brett Watson, Matthew Kohler, Christina Kohler and Luke Kohler; five great grandchildren; and her sister, DeLoris Jewitt, of Challis, ID.

She is preceded in death by her three sons: Derry K. Watson, Brett D. Watson and Jeffrey T. Watson; her husband, Joseph F. Watson; and her sister, Leola Jensen.

Graveside Services will be held Saturday, July 18, 2015 1:00 PM at the Mount McCaleb Cemetery in Mackay, Idaho under the direction of Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home of Twin Falls, Idaho.

Special thanks to the care givers and staff at Park Place Assisted Living and St. Mary’s Hospice in Reno, Nevada, for their very special care and comfort.

Memorials may be sent to charities Edie supported such as Boise Idaho Rescue Mission, Idaho Youth Ranch, Veterans of Custer County Memorial Inc., Storey County Senior Center, Virginia City, Nevada, or St. Mary’s Hospice, of Reno, Nevada.


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  • Created by: Barb
  • Added: 21 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149603752
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edith Vilate “Edie” Kimball Watson (7 Nov 1930–12 Jul 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149603752, citing Mount McCaleb Cemetery, Mackay, Custer County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Barb (contributor 46936813) .