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Violet Merrell Watts

Violet Merrell Watts

Violet Merrell Watts died Oct. 8, 2002. She was 88.

Watts was born June 17, 1914, to Elwin and Rhoda Merrell and was raised in Utah with her 12 brothers and sisters.

In 1934, she married Merle Nall, they raised two sons in Craig. Merle died in 1969.

In 1972, she married Arville Watts in Rifle, Colo. In 1981, they moved to Grand Junction.

Watt’s joy in life was her family and friends. She had various jobs, but her gift was cooking. She managed the Moffat County School lunch program for many years.

She made more than 100 quilts, cooked and canned food from her garden and shared it all with everyone.

Watts loved the outdoors camping and fishing for most of her years. She outfished everyone.

She will be remembered for her unconditional love and support for all who knew her.

Her sons, Gary Nall and Don Nall; and her husband, Merle, preceded her in death.

Her husband of 30 years, Arville Watts, survives her, as well as her sister, June Shelley, of Missouri; brothers, Earl Merrell, of Utah, and Elwin Merrell, of Florida; daughters-in-law, June Graff, and her children, Roy Nall and Julie Nall, Elaine Dale, of Washington State, and her children, Tammy Nall Cook, Cori Nall Green, Zane Nall, and Brendan Nall; her stepchildren, Mona (Wes) Folsom, Karl (Sylvia) Watts, (Al) Christi Reese-Shontze, and Rick (Cyn) Watts; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and very dear friends.

Services were Oct. 11, 2002, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Grand Junction.

Memorial donations may be made to IHS Mesa Manor.


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