Marylou Watts

MARY LOU WATTS Age 65, passed away peacefully on Saturday March 9, 2013 in Riverside, California from her battle with liver disease with family present. She was an amazing mother, grandmother, friend, auntie, sister, wife, daughter and educator. She also loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born March 18, 1947 in Franklin, Pennsylvania. Her family moved to California in 1956 and she was a resident of Riverside most of her life. She married Kenneth R. Watts August 22, 1970 in Riverside, California. She is predeceased by her parents Earl and Sylvia Cherry, baby sister Dorothy Jean, brother Richard Cherry, and husband Kenneth Watts. She attended Norte Vista High School, Pasadena College for her Bachelors Degree, and University of La Verne for her Master's Degree. She was a teacher (K-8) for 34 years with Corona-Norco Unified and retired in 2002. She first attended Arlington Avenue Church of the Nazarene and then La Sierra First Southern Baptist and Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church. She volunteered for Kaiser Permanente Riverside and in schools where her grandchildren attended. She touched many lives with numerous handwritten letters and cards to friends and family. She is survived by her children Shelly Watts Larson, Timothy Watts and five grandchildren. Her Memorial Service will be at 2pm, Thursday, March 14, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Corona, 155 W. 8th Street, Corona, CA 92882. In lieu of flowers the family has selected one of her favorite Christian non-profit organizations: Bible Education by Extension, P.O. Box 1329, Monument, CO 80132 OR donate on-line at .Published in Press-Enterprise from March 12 to March 13, 2013 Print | View Guest Book .Marylou Watts Click name above for additional details at: Arrangements under the direction of: Pierce Brothers-Crestlawn Mortuary 11500 Arlington Ave | Riverside, CA 92505 | (951) 689-1441 Helpful Links Additional Resources Send Sympathy Flowers Donate to Charity How To Submit An Obituary Find Advice & Support Funeral Etiquette What to Say to the Bereaved How to Write an Obituary or Eulogy Return to today's Obituaries for Press-Enterprise test


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April 8, 2013

I was saddened to learn of Mary Lou's passing... I was a teacher/colleague of hers when she taught at CFIS in Corona and She had a tremendous impact on countless numbers of students. She was always thoughtful, nice, gentle and caring. I will keep her family close in prayer... God bless,
Dennis Akren

Margaret K Beal-Theobald

March 30, 2013

My brother Sam Beal, of Riverside, passed away today.
I was looking at the obituaries in the Press Enterprise and recognized Mary Lou's name. I attended Arlington Avenue Chruch of the Nazarene from the early 1950's and remained a member through the early 1970's. I recall her and send my deepest sympathy and God's tender mercies to comfort in the passing of Mary.
God Bless each one with His great Love.
In deepest Sympathy,
Kay Theobald (Beal)

Kevin Rossow

March 14, 2013

I will miss calling you and talking to you on the phone. You were always such a good friend to me.

Kay Catalano

March 14, 2013

God bless you and your family, you will be greatly missed, love Bob & Kay

Bob & Kay Catalano

March 14, 2013

We will miss you, Mary Lou, we enjoyed our friendship and sweet talks, and your love of angels; now you are one of them! God bless you and your family, love Kay & Bob

Shari Garcia

March 14, 2013

Praying for your family at this time of loss. Mary Lou was a wonderful woman of God and she will be greatly missed.

Larry & Pam Baughman

March 12, 2013

Dearest Mary Lou, we are saddened by your passing but joyous in your triumphant reunion with your loved ones in heaven. We will miss the many cards and notes from you that always came at the right time. They were always inspirational.

To Shelly and Tim and your families, your mom and grandma was a very caring and loving lady. She always spoke of you when we talked on the phone. Stay strong in your remembrance of her.
Cousin Larry Joe and Pam

March 12, 2013

With many fond memories of our childhood in Pennsylvania, your Cousin Louise