December 8, 1934 ~ May 9, 2013
ARLINGTON -- Mary Kathrine Watson, 78, beloved mother, grandmother and wife, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Fort Worth. Funeral: 3 p.m. Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1200 West Green Oak Blvd., Arlington, Dr. Scott Youngblood and the Rev. Brenda Beaver officiating. Interment: Parkdale Cemetery, Arlington. Visitation: The family will receive friends 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Mary was born Dec. 8, 1934, in Newton, Kan., to Walter Earl Niles and Linda Ella Penner-Niles. She graduated from Bethel College and received her master's degree from North Texas State University. She was a high school teacher, substitute teacher and piano teacher. Mary was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, former president of UMW, and member of the Deborah Circle at the church. She was also a member of the Goodtimes Chorus Auxiliary. Mary was preceded in death by her father, Walter Earl Niles; mother, Linda Ella Penner-Niles; and brother, Keith Lloyd Niles. Survivors: Husband, Carl Watson; daughter, Linda Watson-Knight; son, Keith Watson; daughter-in-law, Kelly Watson; grandchildren, Tanner Knight, Erin Young and Riley Watson; brother, Clarence Niles; sisters-in-law, Gladys Niles and Liz Niles; and numerous other family members and friends.