She was born on October 7, 1913 at rural Graham, Missouri and attended Parker school near Graham. She attended the Parisian Beauty Academy in St. Joseph, Missouri and owned and operated Virginia Lee's Beauty Shop.
She married Dale Watson in September 1936 at Colorado Springs, Colorado and they lived in Maitland, Missouri. She was a member of the Christian Church of Maitland and was active in Bible Class. She was a member and past president of the Historical Society of Maitland, a member of the Flower Club, the Maitland Community Betterment Organization and 10 Point Pitch Club. She was also active in the effort to save the train depot and worked with the Girl Scouts. She enjoyed taking care of the flowers at City Hall. She also enjoyed nature, arranging flowers, walking, reading, playing 10 point pitch and chickenfoot dominoes.
Survivors: daughter, Virdalia Yazzie and husband Kee of Lincoln; son, Dale C. Watson and wife Deana of Savannah, Missouri; two grandchildren Luke & Jenny.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Lee and Ella Rutherford Edwards, her husband Dale; one daughter Sarah; four brothers and four sisters. Annie Laurie Kunkel, Rhea Edwards, Hagan Edwards, Kathleen Kunkel, Charles Edwards, Suedena Burns, Alberta Chrismas, & Dellas Edwards.
Graveside memorial services will be held at 10AM on Friday, July 19, 2013 at the Maitland Cemetery of Maitland, Missouri. A memorial has been established to Alzheimer's, (dementia and other short term member loss research) or Caregiver Relief Fund for caregivers caring for a loved one 60 years of age or older. Breit-Hawkins Funeral Home of Savannah is in charge of local arrangements.
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