Julia R. Watson, passed away on July 7, 2018
Julia Rae Pieratt Watson, age 74, of El Dorado, passed away unexpectedly on July 7, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Okla.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at Carlson Funeral Home in El Dorado.
Born Dec. 8, 1943, in Guymon, Okla., Judy, as she was known, was the second youngest child of the late Marguerite and Forrest Pieratt’s 12 children.
Judy married her husband of 56 years, Dr. Johnny Dale Watson, on July 8th 1962 in Guymon Okla.
She is survived by: her husband John, and their beloved Pomeranian sidekick JJ; daughters, Jonna Watson-Rider of Enterprise, Kan., and Janae Watson-Lickert of Seguin Texas; son, Jarred Watson of El Dorado; seven grandchildren, Ashley Miller, Jayde Beebe, Austin Rutz, Jillian Beebe, Mackenzie Watson, Jennifer Beebe, Jamie Beebe; great-granddaughter, Charlotte Rutz; big brother, Jimmy Pieratt; little sister, Kay Morrison, both of Guymon Okla.; too many nieces, nephews, cousins, and greats to even begin to count in family as big and loving as hers.
Judy was fun spirited, a loving mother, grandmother and wife who spoiled her grandchildren and great-grandchild endlessly. She was not only the life of the party, she was the party! Her smile and laughter were contagious!
She loved playing dress-up with her grandchildren, singing silly songs, crafting, floral design, and gardening, (Facebook and Pinterest were game changers for Judy!) and teasing the love of her life, John (“Oh Johhhn!”).
Judy was a successful business woman. She and John owned and operated The Cinnamon Tree and Grandma’s Garden & Floral gift shops for over 17 years. She was an active member of the El Dorado Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce.
For most people, the word “Retirement” means it’s time to slow down…to reduce the amount of activity or work in your life…”pump the brakes” if you will. To those people – she would call you “lazy” and “boring”.
To Judy, retirement meant warmer weather, going on cruise adventures with her beloved, and flying south for the winter. Judy and John traveled the world together, from Alaska, Hawaii, Bermuda, Jamaica, and Cuba, pip lining through the jungle. (Just to name a few!) She was the official Welcoming Committee for all the new Winter Texans that made their way down to their personal qasis in Mission, Texas.
She loved her Red-Hat Girls, Spa Day, planning group trips to the casino, flea markets, and finding the best ropas in South Texas.
Judy brought light and excitement into the lives of everyone she touched, and she lived a full and rich life…filled with happiness and adventures. She will be incredibly missed by all who knew her. Her loved ones’ lives will never be the same.
“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore! We must be over the rainbow!”
Please join in celebrating Judy’s life by signing the online guestbook and leave your favorite memory of Judy at www.carlsoncolonial.com.