In memory of

Mable Ann Watson

November 4, 1928 - September 2, 2018
From: Lake View, IA
Mable Ann Watson

Mable Ann Watson

Born: November 4, 1928
Died: September 2, 2018
Age: 89
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   Mable Ann Watson, 89 of Lake City, IA passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Black Hawk Life Care Center in Lake View.

Ann was born on November 4, 1928 to Jay and Iurna Ferguson of Lake View. She grew up- on the family farm with one sister, Phyllis. She attended elementary and high school at Lake View. She continued her education at Buena Vista University in Elementary Education.

   In 1952 Mable Ann married and later divorced Eugene Christian but the marriage blessed her with four children: Toni, Tom, Terri, and Tami. In 1973 she met Robert Watson and they were married in 1975. She shared 37 wonderful, and crazy years with him until he passed away in 2012. During those 37 years with Robert they owned and operated a bar in Lake View and bowling alleys in Lake City and Carroll.

   Some of Ann's favorite things to do in her "spare" time were entertaining her grand children, playing the piano and singing, cooking, sewing, decorating for the holidays, and playing cards and yahtzee.

Ann's enjoyment of small children made her teaching a wonderful and memorable experience for hundreds of students and for herself. Though she took a few years off to enjoy a couple new chapters with her husband, her passion for teaching never left her. She did return to teaching and continued to teach part time until she was almost 80 years old.

   Those left to cherish Mable Ann's memory include her children: Toni(Bobby)Rist of Lake City, Tom Christian of Carroll, Terri(Gerry)Kraus of Ankeny, Tami(Kendall)Holm of Lake City.Grandchildren: Jeremy(Lisa)Wright,Matthew(Susannah)Cole, Andrea(Jeff)Troutner,Tyler(Amber)Holm, Genni(Adrian)Hoyle,  Elizabeth(Don)Winker, Tyson Holm, 15 great-grandchildren, extended family, and many, many friends.

   Mable Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bob, her grandson Jason Wright and her sister.

Ann always had such a beautiful smile, so when you think of her please just smile!


Memorial Service will be on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Farber Otteman Funeral Home in Lake View. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:30 to 1:30. A gathering to celebrate her life to be held at Speaker Park shelter house following the service.


Memorial Service
1:30 p.m., Saturday
September 15, 2018
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Lake View, Iowa
Prior to service 
12:30-1:30 p.m., Saturday
September 15, 2018
Farber & Ottemen Funeral Home
Lake View, Iowa


Monday, September 24, 2018 at 1:23 PM
“Terri, Gerry and family:
Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
- Jerry Boger
Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 5:16 PM
“Dear Toni,Tom,Terri & Tami, Sorry for the loss of your mother. Enjoy your fond memories of her as you work through your sorrow. . We will keep your family in or prayers ”
- Jeff Bohnenkamp
Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 5:16 PM
“Such a lovely woman. Mable Ann was so lovely, talented and kind, the world is a dimmer place without her. So sorry for your loss. ”
- Christine Nichols Pasley
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 3:55 PM
“Sending you girls love and sympathy. Many find memories of those early years😊 Was hoping to come but I have to work that day. Thinking of all of you...💕💕”
- DeeAnn Thompson. (Potter)
Friday, September 7, 2018 at 11:02 AM
“My Mom, Annabelle Irwin, used to accompany Mable Ann on the piano and organ in the Winter Carnival productions and in church. Her voice was exceptional and I loved to hear her sing. She was my second grade teacher. As a little girl, I was so excited I got to attend her wedding.It was the first wedding I attended. Later, I stayed with you kids when your parents went out for an evening. Keep your memories close. Mable Ann is singing with the angels. Jane Irwin Croll”
- Jane Irwin Croll
Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 10:44 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers to all.”
- Bill & Pam Ferguson
Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 10:44 AM
“I have many wonderful memories of your Mom. She was my 2nd grade teacher and also participated in many of Mom's musicals. Now she can share her beautiful voice in heaven. Sympathy and love to your family.”
- Peggy Scanlan
Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 10:44 AM
“Sympathies to the family!”
- Steve Frank
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 3:42 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Mable Ann was such a kind, sweet, talented lady. I have many wonderful memories of her and of your entire family. Condolences to you all. ”
- Chris Nichols Pasley
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 3:41 PM
“You will live in my heart forever & a day Momma...i love you💙”
- Tami (daughter)
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