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Sylvia May Watson

December 9, 1936 May 30, 2012

Sylvia May Watson was born December 9, 1936, in Nevada City, Calif., to Fred and Sarilda Campbell. She passed away May 30, 2012, due to complications from surgery at Providence Medford Medical Center.

Sylvia attended schools in Auburn, Calif., attending Placer High where she met and married Dale Johnson, now deceased, and where they raised their four children. Sylvia worked as a nurse in the Auburn area, including the former Highland Hospital, and was employed at the Auburn Medical Clinic for many years in her cherished profession.

Sylvia married Bill Watson in 1981, and they later moved to Lake of the Pines, Auburn, Calif. in 1986. They retired to Palm Desert, Calif. in 1999, where they continued to enjoy their love of golf and many great friendships. They moved to Medford, Ore., in August 2008, to be closer to family. They were married for 27 years prior to Bill's passing in 2009.

Sylvia was a member of Auburn Valley Country Club, Lake of the Pines and Palm Desert Greens Golf Clubs. Though no longer able to play, she followed the game avidly. She enjoyed spending her afternoons at the movies and evenings rolling the dice at Bunco with her very dear Medford friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Campbell; and youngest son, Kevin Johnson. She is survived, loved, and missed by her mother, Sarilda Campbell; son, William Johnson, and his children, Jason and Josh; son, Mike Johnson (Lanette), and their children, Elizabeth and Ryan; and daughter, Deb Stuart, and her daughters, Cristina and Melissa; son, Carey Watson, his sons, Matt and Aaron; son, Bill Watson Jr. (Gaye), and their daughters, Ashley, Hilary, Heather, and Amber; and daughter, Lynne Vaughn (Bill); many great-grandchildren; sisters, Gerry Kubeck (Chuck), Helen Johnston, and Ruth Plagge; along with many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Sylvia's greatest joy was spending time with her great-grandchildren, Caitlin and Molly, as well as her adopted great-grandchildren, Foley, Fiona, Aiden, Tabor, and Olivia Wheeler. She looked forward to attending ballgames with great-grandson, Robbie, and getting to know her youngest great-grandson, Jaxon. They will all miss their GG.

A graveside service will be held in July. Memorial contributions may be made to C.A.T.S., Committed Alliance To Strays, 104 N. Ross Lane, Medford, OR 97501.

Sylvia May Watson