Genny Watson, 91, passed away on March 23, 2009, in her home in Universal City, TX.
Genevieve was born in Weatherford, OK, on October 5, 1917, to Bronte Laverne and Alpha Tucker Dean.
“Genny” married Ralph Edward “Hoot” Gibson 5-28-1933. He died in 1968.
She married Raymond Watson 12-11-1975.....He died 4-30-2000.
Genny graduated from Weatherford, OK, High School. She attended Western State College in Gunnison, CO.
Genny and Ralph lived in Follett, TX, Turpin, Adams and Beaver, OK. Genny taught in Turpin and Adams, OK. As Ralph taught and coached there as well as Beaver. The couple lived in several towns, with Ralph always working in education and coaching. They settled in Stillwater, OK. Genny began working for the Soil Conservation Service when they lived in Mountain View, she also worked at the Fort Cobb and Anadarko offices. She was driving to work in the Oklahoma City office when the SCS moved their headquarters to Stillwater. Genny was working at the Stillwater SCS as personnel officer, when she retired in 1975 after 27 years. She’d traveled the state hiring and sometimes firing employees.
Genny married Raymond and moved to his home in “Ghost Hollow” on Grand Lake in Oklahoma. They moved to Beaver in May of 1997. After Raymond passed away, she moved to San Antonio, TX, in August of 2001. She had lived in Universal City, TX, since 2003.
Genny was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Leon Dean, and a son-in-law, Robert A. Birdwell.
Survivors include son, Gary Dean and Sandy Kassy Gibson; daughter, Karen Birdwell, all of Universal City, TX; stepsons, Jim Watson and wife, Johnny, of Forgan; and grandchildren, Robert E. and Lou Birdwell, St. Louis, MO, his sons, Matthew and Scott Birdwell of TX, Gary and Diane Birdwell, Shelby, Caitlyn and All of Schertz, TX, Nancy (Birdwell) and Frank Lomband, Nicholas of Katy, TX, Diana (Watson) and Kent Boaldin, Stephanie, Rene and Kurt of Elkhart, KS, Sherri (Watson) and Danny Watson, Allison and Collin of Forgan, and Trent and Tania Watson, Trae, Trista and Trevin of rural Turpin.
o Genny’s body was cremated, and the family will have a private celebration of her life at some future date. Burial will be in the Liberal Cemetery.