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Obituary: Wilma "Rae" Hunter Roseman Watson

Wilma "Rae" Hunter Roseman Watson

1927 ~ 2007

Wilma "Rae" Watson, 80, passed away September 22, 2007 in Bountiful, Utah. Wilma was born April 11, 1927 in Wattis, Utah to Gladys E. Tatton and William A. Hunter. She lived her childhood and teen years in Spring Canyon and Sunnyside, Utah. Wilma married Frank A. Roseman in 1946; they were married for over twenty years and had two children together. In the early 1960's, Wilma returned to school and became a nurse. She spent most of her nursing career working with critically-ill newborns at Cottonwood Hospital and was very respected for the love and skill with which she cared for "her" babies. Wilma always took great pride in her beautiful home and in her appearance. She liked to adopt and watch over senior citizens in her neighborhood.

For the second half of her life, she was known by her middle name, "Rae". She married Jay L. Watson in 1995; they lived in Salt Lake City, Tooele, Payson and, most recently, Spanish Fork. Rae and Jay were a colorful couple, often seen out walking their little dog, Beau.

Wilma is survived by her husband, Jay; and his children; her daughter, Susan Fulsome; six grandchildren and six-and-a-half great-grandchildren; and by three sisters and one brother, Thusnelda Mills, Betty Evatz, Carol Olsen, and Hayden Hunter. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Clyde and Quentin; her son, Frank W. Roseman; and a great-grandson.

Friends and relatives are invited to a celebration of her life at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 4, 2007, at The Community Center on the Fairgrounds in Price, Utah.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Family First Hospice House, 565 Medical Drive, Bountiful, Utah, 84010, from whom Wilma received compassionate and loving care in the final weeks of her life.