Patricia Rae Watson
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Patricia Rae Watson

September 18 1924 - November 4 2018

Patricia was born September 18, 1924 to Raymond and Grace (Miller) Crawford. She attended Howard Elementary and graduated from Medford High school in 1942. She lived most of her life in the Rogue Valley, the last 57 years on Lozier Lane in Medford.

During WWII, she worked at a parachute factory in San Diego where she met Muriel Vernon Harbour. They were briefly married and had one daughter, Venonna Gene (deceased).

In 1946, Patricia married Clifford Curl. They had 2 children, Raymond Curl (deceased) and Andria Luce. In 1952, Patricia married Kendrick Watson, her favorite husband. They had 2 children, Tom Watson and Valerie deBoer. Alicia Watson was born in 1961.

A legal secretary for 15 years and Deputy County Clerk for 17 years, she was appointed County Clerk for the final 6 months of her tenure. She was a member of the Jackson County Legal Secretaries for over 5 years and was voted Legal Secretary of the year in 1977. Patricia also served on the Board of Directors of Rogue Federal credit union and the Medford Senior Center.

Patricia was predeceased by her mother, father, brother Bill Crawford, husband Kendrick Watson, daughter Venonna Harbour, son Raymond Curl and granddaughter Patricia Howard.

Patricia is survived by her children, Andria Luce (David), Tom Watson (Karen) Valerie deBoer (Dan) and Alicia Watson. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. Patricia was a fun loving, compassionate woman who enjoyed thrift shopping, nature, rock hunting and serving others.

Services will be at 10am on Monday November 12 at Hillcrest Memorial Park chapel, 2201 North Phoenix road in Medford.

In lieu of flowers, Patricia requested donations be directed to the Medford Senior Center at 510 E Main, Medford 97504.

Funeral Home
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Published in the Mail Tribune
on November 8, 2018
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