The Edmond Sun


June 16, 2014

Mildred Marie Watson

EDMOND —     Mildred Marie Watson, 90, of Edmond, Okla. passed away June 13, 2014.  Mildred, “Midge”, was born in Rogersville, Mo. on December, 12, 1923 to Arthur Brown and Iva Broyles.  

    Mildred began her career as a journeyman welder during World War II in San Diego, Calif.  She was the first certified female arc welder in San Diego County and one of only two women welders in San Diego County, Calif. during World War II.  After her welding career ended, she was active in real estate sales until her retirement in 1983.  

    Mildred was preceded in death by her husband Frank D. Watson; sister Lorraine Burns, and her parents Arthur Brown and Iva Broyles.

    Mildred is survived by daughters Gayla Stephens of Arcadia, Okla. and Teri Harper of Edmond; brother Arthur Brown and wife Beverly of Lakeside, Calif.; five grandchildren: Ron Chandler of Arcadia, Okla., Linn Stephens of Joplin, Mo., Becky Granger of Escondido, Calif., Melissa Sawyer of Bentonville, Ark., and Jessica Harper of Edmond; 10 great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends.  

    Services for Mildred will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond.

Text Only
  • Curnis Atchley upload.jpg Curnis Estle Atchley

        Graveside services for Curnis Estle “C.E.” Atchley will be 2 p.m.,  Monday, August 4, 2014 at Gracelawn Cemetery.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Shinn upload.jpg John Albert Shinn

        John Albert Shinn was born January 3, 1941 in Edmond, Okla., to Luther Todd Shinn and Beryl (Nichols).  He passed away July 27, 2014 in Carney, Okla., at the age of 73.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • LaVerne Warren upload.jpg LaVerne V. Warren

        LaVerne V. Warren, 96, passed away on July 26, 2014 in Yukon, Okla. She was born in Lawton, Okla. on June 28, 1918 the fourth of seven children born to Roy and Agnes Atwood.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Mattingly upload.jpg John Mattingly

        John Mattingly, 85, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 23, 2014 after a brief illness.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Emma Marie Pridemore

        Heaven gained a sweet new angel in the early morning hours of July 21, 2014 in Emma Marie Pridemore.

    July 25, 2014

  • George Herschell Fancher, III

        Funeral services for George “Little George” Herschell Fancher, III, 41, of Edmond, Okla., will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014 in the Butler Baptist Church, Butler, Okla.

    July 23, 2014

  • Irene Moore upload.jpg Lena Irene Moore

        Lena Irene Benson Moore, 99, passed away  Friday, July 11, 2014.  She had lived in Seguin, Texas, near her daughter Gail, since June 2010.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mary Bilyeu upload.jpg Mary Margaret Bilyeu

        Mary Margaret Bilyeu, lovingly known by family and friends as “Mimi”, left this life doing what she loved, adventurously climbing the steep mountains at Grand Teton National Park. Mimi was born November 19, 1969 to John Richard and Ann Marie (King) Conley in Oklahoma City.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • garner4.jpg Family, friends remember Garner’s Norman roots

    Flowers started arriving at the James Garner statue at Main Street and Jones Avenue Sunday morning after residents learned of the famed actor and Norman native’s death Saturday night in California.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Preston Brown upload.jpg Preston Brown

        Preston Brown, 74, was born to J.S. and Maurine Brown on December 18, 1939 in Monterey, Tenn. After graduating from Monterey High School in 1957, he joined the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged in 1964.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo