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Lois Carol Watson

September 17, 1946 July 30, 2023
Lois Carol Watson
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The world became a little brighter on September 17, 1946 when Lois Carol Watson was born in Fowler, CA. That light was dimmed July 30, 2023 when Lois passed from her life in Big Timber, MT to her eternal home in heaven.

Lois was one of a kind. Her husband, Jimmy, fell in love with her uniqueness and they were married on May 22, 1965. Lois and Jimmy spent their 58 years together loving one another and their two sons, Lowell Leroy and James Ronald.

They lived in Coalinga, CA from 1965 to 2005. In 2005 they moved to Big Timber, MT. Lois made Big Timber her home from the very beginning. She never met a stranger, and after a conversation with Lois you would always walk away with a smile.

Lois was such a hard worker, and truly found joy in each job she had. She discovered her calling when she worked as a dietician for 40 years at a long-term care facility in Coalinga, CA. The residents not only received delicious food, they were entertained with Lois’ humor.

When Lois wasn’t working she spent every minute she could with her grandchildren. She made the holidays special for her family. Those times became forever memories for the grandchildren. She was a grandma like no other. She has a very special place in the heart of each of the grandchildren.

Lois loved decorating her house and working in her garden. When she started a collection, she wouldn’t stop until she had each and every piece for her to display. She was also passionate about Yankee candles, and had one burning at all times.

Lois’ favorite time of year was when the nurseries opened and she could purchase all of the flowers for her garden. Her garden was a place of beauty and solace.

Lois was preceded in death by her father Leroy Johnson and her mother Chris Johnson.

She is survived by her husband, the love of her life and soul mate, Jimmy. Two sons Lowell (Cori) Watson of Big Timber, MT and Jimmy (Marci) Watson of Lake Panasoffkee, FL. Three sisters Lavonne Holcomb of Kingsburg, CA, Mary (Steve) Carpenter of Big Timber, MT, and Norma (Richard) Lowell of Big Timber, MT. Ten grandchildren Pooh (Celena) Watson of Coalinga, CA, Jessica (Tony) Isaac of Big Timber, MT, Bubby (Monica) Watson of Coalinga, CA, Josh (Angela) Watson of White Sulphur Springs, WV, Robert (Ashley) Watson of Rockport, TX, Shanae (Armondo Howze) Watson of Aransas Pass, TX, Mariah Watson of Coalinga, CA, Kaylie (David) Stocking of Twin Bridges, MT, Rebecca Watson of North Hollywood, CA, and Sienna Watson of Big Timber, MT. Twenty-two great grandchildren, 4 sisters-in-law, multiple nieces, nephews, cousins, and more friends than can be counted.

A special thank you to the incredible staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings. Also, thank you to the caregivers at Pioneer Medical Center in Big Timber who kept Lois comfortable in her last days with the ultimate compassion. They laughed with our family when a classic “Lois story” was told, they cried with us as our emotions gave way to tears, and comforted us with hugs.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Big Timber American Legion on Wednesday September 6th at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pioneer Medical Center P.O. Box 1228 Big Timber, MT 59011 as a memorial to Lois.

Lois Carol Watson was truly one of a kind, there will never be anyone else like her.

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Celebration of Life




11:00 AM 9/6/2023 11:00:00 AM - 12:30 PM 9/6/2023 12:30:00 PM
American Legion Post #19

110 East 3rd Avenue
Big Timber, MT 59011

American Legion Post #19
110 East 3rd Avenue Big Timber 59011 MT
United States

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