WATSON, Amy (Eleanor Mae Armstrong)
Amy (Eleanor Mae Armstrong) Watson was born on November 14, 1920 in Marinette Wisconsin. She was the third daughter of Alma and William Armstrong. Amy had three sisters, Helen, Ruth, Edna and one brother David. The family lived in the home that was built by their grandfather Sandburg shortly before he married his wife in 1881.After High School Amy attended "The University of Wisconsin" in Madison majoring in physical education. Amy went to work for a while and lived with her parents in Milwaukee. While there she read an article in the "Milwaukee Journal" that the American Red Cross was recruiting for club workers in Europe and the South Pacific. After submitting an application and three interviews later Amy was offered a job as a Staff Assistant in Europe. In May of 1945 Amy began her training in Washington D.C. She sailed on the "Queen Elizabeth" for Europe on July 5, 1945. The sail took 5 days to arrive off the shore of Europe. On July 16th Amy was assigned to home service in Paris for 2 months. December 15th became program director. May 3rd Amy met Bob Watson her future husband. On June 18th Bob asked her to marry him. They were married on September 7, 1946 in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Lived in Potsdam New York while he finished college and then moved to New Jersey where they started their family. Four boys, John (Jack), David, Richard, and Mike were born.
In 1956 Bob took a job in sunny California with Aerojet and the family moved to Glendora where Amy became active in the United Methodist Church and various community organizations. When the boys were old enough, Amy took a typing class at Citrus College. She intended to brush up on her typing skills before entering the job market. Instead she was soon hired by Citrus to work in the Vocational Education Department where she worked for nearly 20 years. Amy is survived by her four sons and their spouses, nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Saturday December 15, 2012 at 11:00a.m. At the Glendora United Methodist Church 201 E. Bennett Glendora CA 91741 Whites Funeral Home Azusa assisting the family
Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on December 14, 2012