Beatrice “Bea” Ann Watson, 90 of Carlinville, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2023, at DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton, MO. Bea was born on June 28, 1933, in Carlinville a daughter of Frank Joseph and Mamie (Reznicek) Boente.
She graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 1950. Bea later married Samuel Watson on July 2, 1960, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carlinville. Bea was retired from Blackburn College. She loved to put together puzzles, sew, go to the “boat”, watch the Cardinals, and play dominoes with Gene and Caryn.
She dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a beloved aunt to her nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and nephews. On Saturday mornings, she enjoyed her special time with her nephew, Jim. Her wonderful laugh and attitude towards life will be greatly missed.
Bea is survived by her son, Gene (Caryn) Watson of St. Charles, MO; grandson, Alex Watson; granddaughter, Samantha Watson; great-grandchildren, Camden, Colton, Cash and Athena; and several nieces and nephews.
Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Samuel Watson; sisters, Evelyn Rosentreter and Genevieve Godar; and brother, Edward Boente.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 28, 2023, from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Ss Mary and Joseph Catholic Carlinville. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11:00 am at the Church after visitation with Rev. Joe Koyickal officiating. Burial will follow in New Calvary Cemetery next to her husband Sam.
Memorials may be made to St. Vincent De Paul. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.