Anne Watson, 81, had family in New Milford
Anne Marie (Raab) Watson, 81, died of pulmonary failure April 9, 2010, at the Skilled Care Center at Wingate at Silver Lake in Kingston, Mass. Her husband of 60 years, Kenneth E. Watson Jr., died March 4, 2010.
She spent her early years in Birmingham, Ala., until the family moved to New Rochelle, N.Y.
As a young girl, Mrs. Watson modeled for Norman Rockwell during the time the artist lived in New Rochelle.
Later, while in high school, she worked as an animation color artist for Disney Studios.
Following World War II, she and Ken married in New Rochelle and moved to Philadelphia, where they lived until he completed his education. From there, the couple returned to New Rochelle.
In 1956, the family moved to Wilton where they lived and raised their family.
Mrs. Watson was active in the Wilton Community Garden Club and as a set and props assistant backstage at The Wilton Playshop.
An avid skier, Mrs. Watson worked at the Ski Hut in Wilton. The family enjoyed a ski house near the Sugarbush resort in Warren, Vt.
Always active, Mrs. Watson was a corporate relocation specialist, assisting executives and their families in relocating, for Homequity, now a part of PHH Mortgage. During these years she earned her license as a residential real estate appraiser.
Upon retirement, Mrs. Watson and her husband settled on the shores of Lake Candlewood in Brookfield.
She was a member of and volunteer for the Brookfield chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO).
Mrs. Watson had a pas-sion for travel and, with a group of friends, visited Aruba, Bermuda, the British Isles and the Netherlands among other locations.
Mrs. Watson is survived by a son, Kenneth E. "Terry" Watson III and his wife, Caroline M. "BeBe" Watson, of Duxbury, Mass.; three grandchildren, Christopher Ian Watson, of New Milford, Richard Dean Watson, of Brookfield, and Kenneth E. Kip Watson IV of Duxbury; and a great-grandchild, Anne Katharine Watson, of New Milford. She was predeceased by a daughter, Anne Katharine Noble.
A memorial service will be held in the spring at the Brookfield Congregational Church.
Memorials may be made to Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741.