Dorothy June Watson (1928 - 2020)

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Swan-Law Funeral Directors
501 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO
Funeral service
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020
2:00 PM
Swan-Law Funeral Directors
501 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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May 6, 1928 February 6, 2020
Dorothy June Watson, daughter of the late George and Frances Jenkins was born May 6, 1928 in Bristol, England. That is where, with the Second World War as a backdrop, she met the love of her life, a young American soldier, Sgt. Chester K. Watson. They were married on Valentine's Day, 1946 in Bristol at the Parish Church, Westbury-on Trym and were inseparable from that day until her passing on February 6, 2020 with Chester and her family at her side.
After 20 years as a military spouse and loving mother to their six children, Dorothy and Chester began a new life traveling the country buying and selling antiques. Her favorite National Park was Yellowstone where she and Chester made many trips. She loved to travel to England and "dip her toes in the ocean". She grew beautiful African violets in her home and sold them to a number of Colorado Springs florists. Her garden was another one of her passions which she filled with flowers, vegetables and fruit trees. She loved her dogs Sadie and Bobo and her cat Minnie, but more than anything she loved her family.
She is preceded in death by her son, LCpl Kenneth Gary Watson, in 1968.
She is survived by her husband of 74 years, Chester Kenneth Watson of Colorado Springs, and her children and their spouses: Shirley & David Woodruff of Binghamton NY, Pamela & Daniel Guerriero of Buffalo, NY, Colleen & Donald Olynick of Woodland Park, CO, Maureen & John Parish and Alan & Terri Watson of Colorado Springs, CO. Also surviving Dorothy are her grandchildren: Rachel Benjamin, David Woodruff, Danielle & Stephanie Guerriero, Jennifer Fernand, Sandie Cockroft, John, Stephen & Madeline Parish, Allison & Michael Watson; and her great-grandchildren: Devon, Ella & Mia Woodruff, Logan & Wyatt Fernand, and Westin & Kaylee Cockroft.
Dorothy is also survived by her beloved twin sister, Barbara Parsons, and her husband, Malcolm Parsons; as well as numerous nieces and nephews in England.
Funeral services scheduled for 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 16, 2020, Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Published in The Gazette on Feb. 12, 2020
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