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Obituary: Watts, Martha K. (Weltz)

Age 97

WATTS, Martha K. (Weltz) (Age 97) Martha K Watts (Weltz) passed away December 11, 2014 of natural causes.

Martha was born April 6 1917 in McClusky S. D. to Theresa and John Weltz.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her five siblings: Elsie, Larry, Ralph, Irene, and Shirley.

She grew up in Pasco, WA and graduated from Pasco High School in 1935.

After graduation she moved to Spokane where she settled for the remainder of her life.

She married Gale W. Watts in 1942 and was married for 42 years until his passing in 1984.

She leaves behind their four children: Jeff (Debbie) Lake Forest Park, WA, Jennifer English (Cy Hallett) Spokane, Gaylene (Brian Kralovec) Kenmore, WA and Michelle Watts Spokane; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Her energy, personality and ability to sing led to her serving and working at Camp Farragut during World War II.

Between marriage and raising four children, she worked at various sales positions at JC Penny’s Mens Department, The Crescent Camera Department Northtown, and Value Mart.

She was also a consultant for Fashion Two Twenty in Pullman WA for four years.

She spent many hours working in her yard gardening and was always told she had the most beautiful yard and flowers in the neighborhood.

She was very creative; loved making crafts and participated in craft shows around the region.

In addition to crafts and making fuzzy dice, she enjoyed playing cards, photography, music, dancing, and traveling.

She spent many summers traveling with her beloved friends to Indian Pow Wow’s around the west.

Whenever a trip was mentioned, she always said, “When we going to go”.

She loved Spokane, Franklin Park, Manito Park, camping at Priest Lake and going to garage sales.

She loved telling stories, laughter, her family and friends.

Her life filled our lives with love and joy and she will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of her Life will be April 18, 2015, at Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum at 2:00pm.

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