OBITUARY ~ LOWELL JAMES WATSON
November 2, 1925 ~ March 20, 2011
Lowell James WATSON, 85, son of Clyde Wesley Watson and Margaret Jane (REDMAN) WATSON, was born on November 2, 1925 at
home in rural Van Wert, Iowa. He passed from this life on March 20, 2011 at the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola, Iowa.
Lowell grew up near Van Wert and graduated from Van Wert High School.
He was united in marriage to Opal Oveda HALL on February 23, 1952, in Des Moines, Iowa, at The First United Methodist
Church. Two children were born to this union, Michael Lowell and Patricia Diane.
He worked as a ranch hand, farmer, with General Motors, and was owner/operator of L+O Trucking. He was a Staff Sergeant
in the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War with Honor Guard duty.
Over the years he enjoyed bowling, playing
cribbage, his St. Louis Cardinals, and his grandchildren. Lowell and Oveda enjoyed traveling over the years which
included 5 cruises.
Preceding Lowell in death were his parents and his only sister, Lois EDDY.
He leaves to cherish his memory: loving wife, Oveda of Sun valley Lake at Ellston, Iowa; son Mike (Tina) of Winterset,
Iowa; daughter Patti (John) CROUCH of Clive, Iowa; 5 grandchildren: J.T., Miah, and Mikayla WATSON, Michele and Bill
CROUCH, and other relatives and friends.
Memorials are to Alzheimer’s Research and the Van Wert United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the United Methodist Church of Van Wert, Iowa.
Interment was made at the Benton Cemetery, Benton, Iowa.
Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr is in charge of arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2011
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