• Merkley-Mitchell Mortuary
    San Diego, CA
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Helen Elizabeth Watson (Lindblade)
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Saturday, June 04, 2016
Betsy and I were classmates at PLHS. Her friendship meant a lot since I had just returned from living in Japan and did not know many people. I loved her sense of humor, her creativity and her ability to be completely honest without offending anyone. What a great lady! With deepest sympathy...
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
I only knew Betsy as a fellow student at the University of California in 1969, a year of violence and repression. Then her favorite poet was Wallace Stevens and I thought of her as the pensive woman in "Sunday Morning."
It was a blessing that this rare and gentle spirit found in life a deep and abiding love. Thank you for a beautiful tribute to her.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Loved Betsy's sweet smile! Love & blessings to those she touched.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
We will miss Betsy! She had a great sense of humor and quick wit. I will miss her ability to make a cute pun. Also, Betsy's big heart towards animals was clear to me when she cared for a neighbor's dog that had had an unfortunate encounter with a coyote. Betsy made sure the dog received necessary immediate attention while simultaneously reuniting pet and owner. Those rose bushes will always serve to remind of Betsy and her beauty.
Friday, May 17, 2013
We were so sorry to hear about Betsy - we pass by her roses everyday & stop and enjoy them. If there is anything we can help with please let us know. Your neighbors Rick & Lisa Lyons
Friday, May 17, 2013
What a beautiful tribute to a special lady. Peace to all.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I didn't know Betsy well but she was a close neighbor. We did talk several times when we would see each other in the cul-d-sac. I felt special when she gave me some of her beautiful bead necklaces. I felt drawn to her and only sorry I had not known her better. Reading her obit I see she was as special a person I thought she was.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I will forever remember and cherish the very special moments we shared. You have a special place in my heart...and home. You will be greatly missed.

Love always!
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