Darleen Davis-Watson

Monday, April 25, 2016

Darleen A. Davis-Watson, 73 of Mountain Home, passed away peacefully on the afternoon of April 23, 2016, at home. Her family was by her side.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the First Congregational Church, in Mountain Home. Inurnment will be held Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Evergreen Washelli Cemetery, in Seattle, Wash. Cremation was under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home.

Born in Denver, Colo., and raised in Livingston, Mont., she was married to Warren L. Davis until his passing in 1991 and to William H. Watson until his passing in 2014.

She graduated from Park County High School in Livingston, Mont., and continued to further her education in the field of nursing at Northern Montana College. She worked in the critical and intensive care units at hospitals in California and Washington.

God was and has been a constant in Darleen's life from a very young age. She was an active member of the First Congregational Church where she served as president of the Woman's Fellowship and served on the Diaconate Board.

Darleen volunteered for the Mountain Home High School Senior Celebration, was a member of the Board of Directors for the Mountain Home Senior Center where she coordinated the Sunday's pinochle games and was active in the fund raisers for the center. She volunteered at the Visitor Center, was an active member of the Mountain Home Community Black History Committee, a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary Vets of Foreign Wars, a member of the OAV Auxiliary and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Local Red Hats group, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, ABA and the ABCI Bridge Association.

She is survived by her two daughters, Thelma Winters of Houston, Texas, and Michelle Davis of Las Vegas, Nev. She is also survived by her two grandchildren, Courtney Anderson and Aysha Anderson, both who reside in Houston, Texas, and her two sisters, Janice Clayton of Sacramento, Calif., and Zonyia Clayton of Seattle, Wash.; her brother, Alfred Clayton of Billings, Mont.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, God children and friends who were just like family.