Donna Dean Watson was born on November 25, 1927 in Joplin Missouri. She passed away June 24, 2022 at the Haxtun Hospital she was 94.
She was married for 28 years to John Henry Dudt of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, John passed away in 1972. They raised two sons, Phillip and David, in Denver, Colorado. After two years of widowhood, she met Robert Watson and they married in 1974.
Donna was a homemaker when her sons were growing up but worked part time at a bank and helped her mother at her reweaving business in Denver. After marrying Bob, she helped him in his grocery store business in Arnold, Nebraska.
She was active in her church and participated in Pioneer Girls and as a lifeguard and canoe instructor.
Donna along with her two sisters, Lena and Helen were raised by a very determined and hardworking single mother, a difficult situation when “single moms” were not yet the norm.
Donna was preceded in death by her husbands, John Dudt in 1972 and Robert Watson in 2013;
Donna is survived by her son, Philip Dudt, his wife Noralyn and their two children; son, David Dudt; sister, Helen LaCombe; stepson, Regan Watson and his wife, Becky; along with the Watson grandchildren, great-grandchildren other relatives and friends.
The memorial service was held at the First Baptist Church in Holyoke, Colorado on Friday, July 22, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Al Smith officiating. Baucke Funeral Home directed the service.