Funeral services for Edna Watson, 70, were held Monday, April 23, 2007 at 11 a.m. DST, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Chinle. Officiating was Norman L. Kaye, which was followed by an interment at Chinle Community Cemetery and a reception at Watson's place of residence.
Edna Cecilia Watson was born June 6, 1936 and raised in Chinle. She was of the Towering House people clan, born for the Deer Spring/Bitterwater people; the Coyote Pass people were her maternal grandparents and the Red Bottom people were her paternal grandparents. She was a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend. Edna C. Watson is survived by seven children, twenty eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, sisters and brothers; Ted Watson, Joe Watson Jr., Stanford Watson, Stanson Watson, Stafford Watson, Sanford Watson, Sharon Watson-Murray, John Jones, Dan Jones, Ernest Jones, Sr., Bahe Jones, Albert Wagner, Marie Norcross, Ellen Kelly, Lula David, Ida Yazzie and Patricia Wagner.
From 1965 to 1998, Edna worked for Nazlini Boarding School, where she retired as the head cook. Edna enjoyed cooking, rug weaving, rodeo participation, watching her children and grandchildren play sports, traveling, helping raise her grandchildren and being among her relatives. Edna is most remembered by her cooking, her loving and caring heart, her physical and mental strength, her dedication to her family and friends, her teachings and her willingness to help other people
Her late mother, Elouise Jones preceded her in death.
It is a great loss for our family, our mother and grandmother is a very special person who can't be replaced. Her children and grandchildren will surely miss her. May you rest in peace mom, we love you and miss you dearly.
Arrangements by Greer's Mortuary of Winslow.