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Linda S. Watson
June 20, 1949 - June 22, 2006

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Leslye DeggsJessica Fountain
Jennifer ShacklettIrma Pina
Marigrace ClarkeBrooke Fails
Ernie DeLucaSharon Berry
Julie Rabensburg Linda, I thought of you on yBetty & Bill Hayes
Billie (Reese) GetzelmanDanielle Dolan
Emily SmithGabe Callaway
GARY TICKNERHavovi Dotiwala
James & Jean DinkinsJan Tickner
Julie RabensburgMary Steakley
Our love and prayers are with you each of you....MRobin Franks & Jan Michalek
Sherry Shaver CalvitTaylor Pahnke
Trey FieldWill and Renee Brunson


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By: Shirley Schneider Jun 30, 2006
Glenn and I extend our sympathy to you and your family, Melba. What a wonderful daughter she was.
By: Jennifer Shacklett Jun 29, 2006
When I think back to the first day of Art class my freshman year, I remember the room full of wound up teenagers, endless chatter, and the bright smile beaming from the front of the room, Mrs. Watson. Having to deal with a classroom full of young teenagers was hard work, but you wouldn’t know it by the way she dealt with us. She was so calm and welcoming to all and I found that her students respected her for that probably more than she ever knew. She was always encouraging and genuinely sweet, even when we didn’t produce the best work. She inspired my love of art that year and I went on to eventually get my Art degree years later. I believe that people come in and out of our lives and change the person that we were before. I’m thankful to Mrs. Watson for changing mine for the better, not just for encouraging me in art, but for being truly enduring and the kind woman she was.
By: Irma Pina Jun 28, 2006
Rarely does an individual enter your life and touch your heart in a way that makes you feel that you are a better person for just having known her-Mrs. Watson was that kind of individual.

I first met Mrs. Watson through my daughter, Stephanie, who was an art student of Mrs. Watson's at Conroe High. I instantly liked Mrs. Watson. She invited me into her classroom and into her world of art and I very much appreciated the way she made me feel as though we were long-time friends. She had a way of doing that.

Stephanie and I will forever be grateful for the lovely words of encouragement she offered and that genuine kindness one does not see very often these days. We only just heard of her passing and are deeply saddened by it. Our only comfort is knowing that surely she must be among our Lord's finest now.

We will remember Mrs. Watson always as she has left an enduring legacy with so many students, her love of art and all the beauty that surrounds it.

Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go to the entire Watson family. Mrs. Watson was loved and she will be missed. Thank You for allowing us the pleasure of Mrs. Watson's company for the while that we had it.
By: Brooke Fails Jun 25, 2006
Mrs.Watson was one of the best teachers i have had in my high school presence. She always had something planned ahead for each day and something new every class period. She always had a smile on her face, even when she got mad at the class...she would tell the class that they were makeing her mad and we would all stop and apologize. She was one of the brightest spirits i have ever known and i think she was more than just an ol' teacher. Linda was an angel. I will miss her with my two years left of high school. I think many people will. Pretty much everyone loved her at school, and I'm sure everyone loved her even more at home. We will all miss her and she will always be in my prayers.


Brooke Fails
By: Renee Ransom Jun 25, 2006
Dear Mr. Watson and family,

I just heard the news this morning about Mrs. Watson. Linda invited us to view my daughters artwork after school one day to see about advancing into Art II as she will be a freshman this year. While I only had the priviledge of meeting Linda a few months ago and corresponding via e-mails, I sensed what a kind and caring soul she is. She made my daughter feel welcomed, confident in her talents and excited about her next year as a freshman. We are so sad that we will not be able to experience her presence next year, but know that through all the students she touched, her spirit will be forever alive.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


The Ransom Family
By: Diana Gibson (Hulse) Jun 25, 2006
Mrs. Watson was my mentor teacher when I was going through the teacher certification program at Sam Houston State University. I had graduated from Montgomery 4 years before and came back to do my student teaching there. She was the sweetest person I had met in all my life. I had so many questions about becoming an art teacher and she had all the answers. I knew that she was really something special to behold. She gave me so much confidence and I truly believe she had a lot to do with me getting a job as an art teacher that following summer. She told me "Never Give Up! You've got the talent, make someone notice it!" I was so sad to hear the news that she had passed on. For the short time I knew her, she really touched my heart and I will never ever forget her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. I can't imagine how hard this must be. She will truly be missed all over the Conroe and Montgomery area.
By: Sharon, Jones Berry Jun 24, 2006
Dear Bill and family,

I just heard about your loss. I will always remember Linda's beautiful smile and calm nature. She was a very special lady and a good friend. My heart aches for you. May God wrap you in his arms and bring you peace and comfort. Love, Sharon
By: ernie DeLuca Jun 24, 2006
Dear Bill & Family:

For all of the far too few times I had the pleasure to visit and know Linda, what I remember most is her passion for the arts, and her masterful articulation of conversation itself, which is alas, my passion also, and although her husband Bill and I eventually had to discuss business, it was very hard to tear myself away from her knowledge of music, art and just plain community affairs.

My most memorable recollection was the pleasure of always knowing how upbeat and positive she would be, and how my day was bound to improve after seeing her.

My condolences to the entire Watson Family, and especially to you, Bill, for there is no doubt that she has not only made your life richer, but has definitely instilled in you the demeanor and respect for which your friends and associates are most grateful.

all, of course shall miss her. But her light lives on in you and your Family.

God Bless.
By: June Watson Jun 23, 2006
Linda, What a sweet spirit ,I will never forget the wonderful smile she had,we will never meet again this side of heaven, but Ill meet you on that beautiful shore! love June
By: Julie Rabensburg Jun 23, 2006
I thought of you on your birthday and all the good times we had together. Your sweetness touched everyone around you. I'll always regret losing touch these last years but you will always be with me in my heart. My deepest sympathy to your family.
By: Brian Watson Jun 23, 2006
Aunt Linda is one of the sweetest people you could ever know. She touched alot of lives. She reminded me of one of my favorite quotes.

I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefor that I can do or any kindness that i can show to any human being let me not defer or neglect it. For I shall not pass this way again.

Aunt Linda when I last saw you you brought up that you wanted to sketch with me again. I am still holding it to you so I hope you have your sketch pad out when I show up in heaven with you, we can start on the gates. You always siad good bye but good byes are forever so ill see you later.
By: Billie (Reese) Getzelman Jun 23, 2006
To Linda and your lovely family,

Your sweet smile and kind soul will be missed greatly. I know that we missed a lot of years after graduation from high school, but the last few years that I have been able to spend time with you, Bill and Rachel will be memories that I will cherish forever. I know that you will be watching over all of us and hopefully the courage and strength that you showed us in the past will be an inspiration for all.
By: Emily Smith Jun 23, 2006
Mrs. Watson was such a fun, kind, positive spirit. Rachel and I were roommates and friends in college, and I always loved it when Linda came to visit Rachel. Her home was always warm and inviting, and she would do anything for anyone. I am sad for Bill and Rachel's loss...........your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
By: Renee and Will Brunson Jun 23, 2006
Linda was such a wonderful person to know and had a beautiful spirit, everytime I was able to sit and talk with her I could always tell how much she loved life and her family. Will and I are college friends of Rachel's and were lucky enough to share our special wedding day with Linda and Rachel and we will always cherish that. Our thoughts and hearts are with the Watson family during this time of loss.
By: Taylor Pahnke Jun 23, 2006
I had Mrs. Watson for art three years in high school, including this last school year, and I loved every day of it. Although she only taught at Montgomery for 4 short years, all the students knew her and loved her. She was different than our other teachers in that she made you feel like she really cared about you as an individual. She was a great teacher and inspired everyone that met her. You could tell she really loved what she did and she embraced life and took in all that she could from it. She was never quick to judge anyone or their artwork and was always open to new ideas and different views. Everyone I know that had her as a teacher looked forward all day to going to her class. Mrs. Watson made her classroom environment different from all other classes, fun and relaxing. She was so much more than a teacher even to her students. I know I could have definately considered her a friend, and I'm sure many other students feel the same way. She was an adult that you could actually confide in and get good advice from. I will miss her very much and it makes me sad to know that future art students at Montgomery High will not be as blessed as I was to have such a wonderful, thoughtful, intelligent teacher and friend. My heart goes out to all Mrs. Watson's family and I hope they know how much her students really loved and appreciated her. We will miss her dearly.

With Love,

Taylor Pahnke (class of 2006)

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