Gwendolyn Marise Watson, 66, of New Plymouth, Idaho, died Sept. 29 at her home. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at the Highway Assembly of God in Fruitland, Idaho. Burial will follow at Parkview Cemetery in New Plymouth, Idaho. Haren-Wood funeral Chapel in Payette, Idaho, is in charge of arrangements.
Gwendolyn was born on Dec. 6, 1940, to Ted and Ida (Celestine) Hixson in Baker City. She married Richard Watson on Dec. 24, 1963, in Baker City.
She attended Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton and received a degree in nursing in 1962. She worked for 35 years doing what she loved. For many years, Gwen’s greatest enjoyment was teaching CNA Classes in La Grande.
Those who knew her say Gwen enjoyed doing things for other people – especially for her family and her church.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Watson of New Plymouth, Idaho; sons, Ronald Watson of Payette, Idaho, Gary Watson of Bethel, Alaska, and Dale Watson of Ontario; daughter, Kaylene George of Meridian, Idaho; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lornalee of Boise and Arletha of Heppner; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending October 6, 2007-Published: October 6, 2007