Louise Atkinson Watt, 84, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, passed away Sunday, August 6, 1995, at her home in Layton of causes incident to age.
She was born March 21, 1911 in Clarkston, Utah, a daughter of Joseph LeRoy and Mary Barbara Godfrey Atkinson. She married John Leland Watt June 30, 1933 in the Logan LDS Temple. He passed away September 16, 1978. She lived in East Garland, Thatcher and in Layton, Utah most of her adult life. She graduated valedictorian from Bear River High and graduated from Utah State Agricultural College with a two year Normal Certification in Education. She taught for two years in a rural, one room schoolhouse.She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She began her church service at the age of 13. Served in many teaching and leadership positions in all auxiliaries, including Relief Society president. Also served with her husband as an Ogden Temple worker. She was known throughout the area for her beautiful gardens, her wonderful cooking, and her generosity to others, especially in their times of need.
Surviving are five sons and two daughters, Joel and Gloria Watt, Woods Cross, Utah; Ralph and Marva Watt, Orem, Utah; James and Cleo Watt, Morgan, Utah; Paul and Barbara Watt, Darrel and Colleen Watt, Diane Watt, all of Layton, Utah; Patricia (Trish) and Gene Webb, St. George, Utah; 29 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four sisters, Elizabeth (Beth) Fine, Yuba City, Calif.; Helen Cowan, Payson, Utah; Luella Pierson, Garland, Utah; Dora Johnson, Sacramento, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Marie, one granddaughter, one great-grandson, two brothers, three sisters.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 9, 1995, 11 a.m., at the Layton Holmes Creek LDS Stake Center, 125 Chapel Street (750 E. Gentile St.), Layton. Friends and family may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main and Wednesday at the Stake Center from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Interment, Clarkston, Utah Cemetery at 4 p.m.
The family would like to express special thanks to the Community Nursing Hospice for their tender care.
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