OBITUARY

Kathleen Lynn Watts

August 7, 1963December 22, 2018
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Kathleen Lynn Watts, 55, passed away December 22, 2018. She was born August 7, 1963 in La Mesa, California and resided in Middleburg, Florida. Kathleen enjoyed her life to the fullest. For 42 years of her life she was a military daughter and military spouse. She loved cooking for her family, her Barbie Collection and yellow roses. She also had a love for chickens and southern décor. Kathleen loved to laugh. She loved talking and laughing with her husband, Robert, especially when he dressed in his famous clown outfit. Kathleen and Robert are High School sweethearts from Duncan U Fletcher High School who have been together for 39 years. Kathleen also gave back to her community through education. She was a preschool teacher in 29 Palms, California, Memphis, Tennessee and in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Kathleen also taught CCD for St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Mrs. Watts is survived by her loving husband of 34 years; Robert L. Watts Jr., her children; Nicholas Ryan Watts, Tiffany Nicole Watts and Brittany Alesia Watts, her parents; Joseph Patrick & Barbara Jeanette McCreary, brothers; Joseph Michael McCreary and Glenn Edward McCreary, sister; Donna Elaine McCreary and 1 grandchild on the way. A Celebration of Life will be held 11 AM Saturday January 12, 2019 at HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERMEAD FUNERAL HOME, 127 Blanding Blvd Orange Park, Florida 32073. Please leave words of comfort at www.hardage-giddensrivermead.com.

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  • Mrs. Watts is survived by her loving husband of 34 years; Robert L. Watts Jr., her children; Nicholas Ryan Watts, Tiffany Nicole Watts and Brittany Alesia Watts, her parents; Joseph Patrick & Barbara Jeanette McCreary, brothers; Joseph Michael McCreary and Glenn Edward McCreary, sister; Donna Elaine McCreary and 1 grandchild on the way.

Services

  • A Celebration of Life Saturday, January 12, 2019
REMEMBERING

Kathleen Lynn Watts

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Rebecca Roche (Dove)

January 11, 2019

My dear friend Kathy, I'm gonna miss you. When I first read the post that Robert posted it didn't register in my head. I read it again & again and then just sat there. It couldn't be.......that he was talking about you. Not Kathy. And I couldn't do anything but just sit there and think and wonder......why? No, I had things to tell you. I had things to talk to you about.
Now for days & days since you've been gone I think of you and memories. My friend from high school. One of my closest, best friends. I think of the numerous mornings of all of us, Robert, you, Rod, Joanna, and others just hanging out on the courts talking, goofing off, laughing, talking about whatever the topic was of the day. I think of us walking in the neighborhood, going to friends houses, spending the night, looking at your hamsters. I remember how they kept me awake at night making that racket with the wheel. I still remember the leg cramp and you jumping around in pain in the middle of the night. I felt helpless.
I moved away and we lost touch after graduation. Years later, Facebook reunited us. I was elated to see your name pop up on my friend requests!! And even more excited to see that you had married another high school friend, Robert. I was sorry I missed those parts of your life but happy that you two married and had remained together & raised 3 beautiful children. How cool! We caught up quickly & talked on the phone & Facebook often. Yes, I'm gonna miss you terribly. I will never forget your voice. And your laughter will resound in my head forever. I hope you know how important you were in my life and in my heart.
Robert, I am truly sorry for your loss. I just can't imagine your thoughts or emotions. I wish I could offer more. Words just seem so nothing. You are in my prayers & my heart also Robert! My sincerest sympathies to your children and family. My prayers are with you all.

Linda Grace

January 10, 2019

We lived next door to Bobby and his family when he met Kathy. They were such a cute couple and Bobby was head over heels for Kathy. I watched their love for each other grow. Kathy will be greatly missed by Bobby, their children, family and the many friends. She will be remembered forever. Rest in Peace Kathy as you are wrapped in the arms of the Lord.

Stephanie Helm

January 10, 2019

Dearest Family,
Though I met Kathleen many years ago only a few times, those times were precious! What a wonderful woman! I met her through her brother, Joseph. As fate would have it, I had no idea that years later I would have the pleasure of meeting the family again when I ended up becoming one of Tiffany's elementary school teachers! I absolutely loved watching the Memorial Movie, as I was able to see "my Tiffany" actually grow up in pictures! My condolences are heartfelt. I can only send my love, which you know is real!
With love,
"Ms. Helm"

Joseph McCreary

January 10, 2019

Thanks for being a wonderful big sister. You were always accepting and willing to help in any way possible! May you rest in peace.

Thinking of you guys (Robert & the kids, Mom, Dad, Donna & Glenn).

Love you guys!

Joseph

Jeane and Kim King

January 9, 2019

Robert and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief. I love Kathy like a sister and she will remain in my heart. So sorry we could not come and be with you. Love, Jeane and Kim King

Denise Winthein

January 8, 2019

Ms. Kathy was a beautiful and wonderful spirited woman with a huge heart. In the midst of every trial I never saw her waiver as she always encouraged others.
Although our visits were short and far between she made a lasting impression and will be greatly missed here on earth, her memory and spirit lives on. I’m sure her journey as a guardian angel is just beginning as she continues to watch over her friends and loved ones.
Lots of love and prayers,
Denise

Therese Conrad

January 6, 2019

My dearest friend Kathy she was always there for you when you needed her through happiness, sadness, and everything in between. She was always there for her family and her friends. She was the best friend, an awesome sister, awesome mother, awesome wife, an awesome daughter, who loved everyone in her life; she will always be loved and miss forever and now we have an awesome angel who will watch over us. I love and miss you Kathy

Glenn McCreary

December 30, 2018

Kathy was the best big sister you could want. She was always there to listen, with a smile and a laugh. I'll miss her late night messages, and her daily phone calls. I'll think of her every time I hear a song from Grease. Or see a Barbie doll. Thank you everyone for sending love and support to my family.

Sandra Rosario

December 29, 2018

Although I didn't know Kathy very well, she always had a smile on her face and kind words for everyone she came in contact with. I'm sending Prayers and healing to Kathys Family.
My condolences and God Bless you all.

Lynn Bittle

December 29, 2018

I just wanted to send healing hugs to the whole family and to her friends. I only knew Kathy from facebook. May God shed his light over you, give you the strength and guidance needed.Kathy was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.
Rest in Peace my Friend,
Lynn Rogala- Bittle

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Biography

Kathleen Lynn Watts, 55, passed away December 22, 2018. She was born August 7, 1963 in La Mesa, California and resided in Middleburg, Florida. Kathleen enjoyed her life to the fullest. For 42 years of her life she was a military daughter and military spouse. She loved cooking for her family, her Barbie Collection and yellow roses. She also had a love for chickens and southern décor. Kathleen loved to laugh. She loved talking and laughing with her husband, Robert, especially when he dressed in his famous clown outfit. Kathleen and Robert are High School sweethearts from Duncan U Fletcher High School who have been together for 39 years. Kathleen also gave back to her community through education. She was a preschool teacher in 29 Palms, California, Memphis, Tennessee and in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Kathleen also taught CCD for St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Mrs. Watts is survived by her loving husband of 34 years; Robert L. Watts Jr., her children; Nicholas Ryan Watts, Tiffany Nicole Watts and Brittany Alesia Watts, her parents; Joseph Patrick & Barbara Jeanette McCreary, brothers; Joseph Michael McCreary and Glenn Edward McCreary, sister; Donna Elaine McCreary and 1 grandchild on the way. A Celebration of Life will be held 11 AM Saturday January 12, 2019 at HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERMEAD FUNERAL HOME, 127 Blanding Blvd Orange Park, Florida 32073. Please leave words of comfort at www.hardage-giddensrivermead.com.