Thelma Lucille (Gardner) Watson of Tonasket passed away peacefully the morning of Nov. 13, 2013.
She had been a resident of the Tonasket and Oroville area for a bit over 20 years. She was born March 27, 1941, to James Gardner and Lonie Parker in Harden County, Tenn.
Thelma enjoyed Western movies and books, gardening, putting together puzzles and her little dog, Suzie.
In Thelma’s first marriage she had four children, Wayne Sills, William Sills, Patsy Wooton, and Darlene Reece.
Then, in 1982, she married the love of her life, W.C. (Pete) Watson. Together they traveled and worked at many various job before settling in Tonasket. They loved to drive into the mountains, gathering wood and searching for huckleberries.
She now has joined her late husband, Pete, and leaves behind her very close friends, Fred and Jessie Cook.
A private burial will take place at the Mountain View Cemetery, near Loomis, Wash.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.