1920 — 2014
Pat Watkins was born on November 22, 1920 to Pat and Bernadine Martin near Goose Lake in Holt County, Nebraska and departed this life on September 18, 2014 at her home in Tucson, AZ.
The family moved east of Elgin in 1923. She attended Star school and graduated from Elgin High School in 1937.
She married Dale Watkins on January 11, 1942. To this union were born three children: Tom, Vicki and Kip. Pat taught in Antelope County schools for several years.
They most recently resided in Columbus before moving to Tucson in 1998. She is survived by her daughter Vicki (Bill) Bomberger and son Kip (Sue) Watkins all of Tucson, AZ, seven grandchildren, sisters Lucy Bartson of San Mateo, CA, Frances Theis of Salem, OR and JoAnn Dinslage of Elgin and brother Leonard Martin of Columbus, NE.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dale in 2009, son Tom in 1981, grandson Rex Bomberger in 1987, brother Bob Martin in 2000, sister Marian LaMar in 2002 and sister Bernie McNeil-Smith in 2009.