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Mary Lou Watts

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MARY LOU WATTS Age 65, passed away peacefully on Saturday March 9, 2013 in Riverside, California from her battle with liver disease with family present. She was an amazing mother, grandmother, friend, auntie, sister, wife, daughter and educator. She also loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born March 18, 1947 in Franklin, Pennsylvania. Her family moved to California in 1956 and she was a resident of Riverside most of her life. She married Kenneth R. Watts August 22, 1970 in Riverside, California. She is predeceased by her parents Earl and Sylvia Cherry, baby sister Dorothy Jean, brother Richard Cherry, and husband Kenneth Watts. She attended Norte Vista High School, Pasadena College for her Bachelors Degree, and University of La Verne for her Master's Degree. She was a teacher (K-8) for 34 years with Corona-Norco Unified and retired in 2002. She first attended Arlington Avenue Church of the Nazarene and then La Sierra First Southern Baptist and Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church. She volunteered for Kaiser Permanente Riverside and in schools where her grandchildren attended. She touched many lives with numerous handwritten letters and cards to friends and family. She is survived by her children Shelly Watts Larson, Timothy Watts and five grandchildren. Her Memorial Service will be at 2pm, Thursday, March 14, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Corona, 155 W. 8th Street, Corona, CA 92882. In lieu of flowers the family has selected one of her favorite Christian non-profit organizations: Bible Education by Extension, P.O. Box 1329, Monument, CO 80132 OR donate on-line at beeworld.org/give.
Published in Press-Enterprise from Mar. 12 to Mar. 13, 2013
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