Marion Ellsworth Watson

Class of 1920

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Marion Watson

Vice-President ’20, Excelsior ’20.

“Work and a good time,
But a good time before work.”

Marion Ellsworth Watson

October 10, 1900 – May 10, 1970

Marion E. Watson, 69, 1014 Kaw street, longtime postal employee, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday in St. Mary hospital, Enid, following a lengthy illness.

Watson was born Oct. 10, 1900, in Perry, to Dr. Bruce and Maude Watson. His wife, Dorothy, preceded him in death Nov. 7, 1969.

He was graduated from Perry high school in 1920. Watson was employed in 1918 by the Perry post office and retired as assistant postmaster in 1959. He had previously served as postmaster.

Following his retirement from the post office, he was employed in the office of state auditor in Oklahoma City under the administration of A. F. (Bert) Shaw.

He held many offices in the Presbyterian church and was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge.

Survivors include one son, William Bruce Watson, Ponca City; one daughter, Mrs. Bob (Laura Lee) Sanders, New Orleans; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Huckabay, Dimmitt, Texas; one brother, James Watson, Salinas, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Funeral rites are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Presbyterian church, Perry, with Rev. Paul Westburg, interim pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Grace Hill cemetery under the direction of Newton Funeral home.