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Ann L. (Jamison) Watson

November 13, 1942 - May 24, 2022

Ann L. (Jamison) Watson, age 79, of Bear, DE passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Born in York, PA, on November 13, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Willard Gates Jamison and Betty L. (Billet) Spangler. Ann was a dedicated mother, wife, and homemaker.

Ann met her husband Robert Watson (Butch) on a blind date that was, let’s just say, quiet. A year had passed, and their best friends planned a second double date. This time it was a competitive bowling matchup that Ann won. It was a perfect game between them which led to a loving marriage of 55 years.

Ann graduated Goldey-Beacon College with an associate’s degree. She gave birth to her son, George D. Watson, on September 11th, 1978, whom she loved and cared for every day of her life. She had a gift of creativity. Some of her amazing talents included writing cards with calligraphy style handwriting and pairing those thoughtful cards with meaningful gifts. Cooking delicious and healthy meals every day for her family and for holiday gatherings was one of her favorite things to do, and she did it well.

Ann enjoyed reflecting on her daily thoughts while gardening and bird watching on the porch. Ann and Butch shared many memories at their beach house in Lewes, DE including dining at their favorite restaurants and shopping in the local stores. It was her home away from home where she enjoyed many sunsets with a glass of wine.

Jake, Ann’s dog, was her best friend and would follow her everywhere. Many people described Ann as classy, always dressing for the occasion, and looking younger by the year.

Hunter and Dexter, Ann’s grandsons, were the biggest blessings in her life. Whether you met her once or knew her for 30 years, she had so much love in her heart and cared for everyone.

Ann had a special way of saying goodbye, she would say, “I tuck you in my heart”. Her heart was filled with joy everyday of her life and she will be missed by so many people, especially her son, who knew he had the best mom.  The ones who love her all have her tucked in their hearts forever.

In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her father, Henry C. Spangler; and brother, Jeffrey C. Spangler. She is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, Robert L. Watson; loving son, George D. Watson; daughter-in-law, Haley H. Watson; nieces, Katherine Spangler, and Christina Spangler; sister-in-law, Patricia Searle Spangler (fiancé Kevin Ludlow); uncle, David Billet (wife Barbara); and grandsons, Dexter D. Watson, and Hunter H. Watson.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:30 pm until 5:30 pm on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 5:30 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ann’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38102 or by clicking here.

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8 Condolences for Ann L. (Jamison) Watson

  • We had the pleasure of many memories with Ann at our shared family gatherings at Haley and George’s home. Ann always brought the best decorated cakes and beautifully wrapped gifts. Sometimes she even wore some silly glasses or hat to make us laugh. I always appreciated her love of my daughter Haley and envied all the cool gifts she found for her. She and Bob raised an amazing son. Hunter and Dexter loved being with their Mom-Mom and we will all miss her special touches.

  • So sad to hear about Ann. Sincere condolences to the Watson family on the loss of such an amazing mom , grandmom, and wife.

  • Please accept my deepest sympathy in the passing of Ann. We were classmates and friends at Brandywine High School. She was a wonderful person and I am so glad she was a part of my life. May she rest in peace. Ellen Masso

  • Bob, George, Haley, Hunter and Dexter — In this sorrowful time, we would
    like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences and respect!
    Ann filled our lives with happiness and sweet feelings that we will carry
    in our hearts forever.
    GOD BLESS YOU and COMFORT YOU ALL!

  • To the Watson Family,
    The staff members at Bush EEC and ECAP are sending you our heartfelt condolences and have sent a donation to St. Jude’s to honor Mrs. Watson.

  • Bob and George and Family,I’m soo sorry for your loss of Ann. She was a wonderful person. I will miss her smiling face coming in the salon. I won’t be able to attend the services. I have to work. I will tuck her in my heart always. I will keep you all in my prayers. Sending comforting hugs and love. Sandi Perry

  • Sending peace & prayers to your family. Some of the best memories I have as a young girl have Ann & my mom laughing together. She had a wonderful sense of humor & a beautiful smile. Tammy, Tom & Family

  • George, Haley, Hunter and Dexter,
    We enjoyed meeting your Mom, and the great conversation. What an absolutely lovely woman. Was nice to see her at the Little League, watching the boys play baseball also. Our hearts are saddened for your loss, and go out to all of you, in thoughts and prayer. With our Sympathy, The Caldwell’s