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Anne Watkins was born in Oklahoma in 1945 to her loving and God-fearing parents Ralph and June. She was called to Heaven on February 7th with her son and her Grandchildren by her side. She is survived by her son Thomas and her four Grandchildren. She loved her Grandbabies dearly and enjoyed spending everyday with her Grandchildren and doing many activities with them. She was also a master quilter and won many blue ribbons and even had some of her quilts in quilting magazines. She taught her grandbabies how to sow and two of them who were interested how to quilt, and they want to be quilters like she was when they grow up. She was the best Mother and Grandmother that a son and Grandchildren could have asked for. She also loved traveling. Every summer, when she was raising her son, she would take him to Washington state taking a new route each time. It was a blessing from God to have her as a Mother. She had a goal of traveling to every continental state and she achieved it by traveling to all 48 of them. She battled a long fight in the hospital and many prayers were made and she was able to come home to be with her family where she wanted to be. The last amount of time God gave us with her, she sang Gospel songs while we sang with her by her side and enjoyed watching old TV shows as well and when they would sing hymns in the shows, she would start singing along with them. Her son and her four Grandchildren will be having a service this weekend and then an extended family/friend’s service honoring, mourning, and celebrating her life will be held at a later date per the Pastor’s availability at the Nazarene church and an update will be posted.
She was a great supervisor at DHS and an all-around wonderful person. I loved her and I’m sorry I didn’t get to see her one more time.
Sandy Bourquin says
We worked together for so many years. She was a great person. She will definitely be missed.
Barbara Aldrich says
We worked together for many years at the DHS in Cleveland County in 1980-1991. She was one in a million!! Great lady.
Pam Reynolds says
I met Anne at Rose State College when she taught the quilting class. She taught me so much about quilting and I admired her skills, her talents and her quilting friendships. I will always remember her and her beautiful quilts. Wrapping her quilts around you all will be her way of giving you all comfort and ever lasting love. Anne will be missed by so many friends. Hugs and Prayers
Sharon Cline says
I have known Anne and her family since junior high. We were in the same youth group at the Nazarene church. We participated in many youth activities and summer camps together. I also worked with her at DHS for many years. My Mother, Gayle Pruett, enjoyed visiting with Anne about quilting. They both loved it. Anne was an expert seamstress and quilter. She was very well-respected. She will be missed by many.
Sue Nicholson says
RIP, Anne. Many fond memories of times together as quilters. Your laugh & zest for life immediately come to mind now. Thankful for knowing you. Sue
Arti McFarland says
Thomas, I am so sorry! Just read your post and did not know she was even sick. My heart breaks for all of you. She was a special friend!
Judy Matlock says
Loved seeing Anne @ the NHS Reunion 1964 luncheon & catching up on family, friends, & good memories from Central Jr. High & NHS. I was 😢 to hear that she passed. My thoughts & prayers to Anne’s family. 💝
Carol Haynes says
Anne was a very good friend to me and so many others. Her friendship was a treasure to all of us! She was a wonderful teacher to many lucky children and adults who were lucky to have her teach them to sew and quilt. Being in Shady Lady Quilters for 20+ years with us was a blessing. She always took interest in everything we were doing and often had tips she would pass on for making projects easier. We will all miss her so much!