Cover photo for Dolores Watson's Obituary
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Dolores Watson

November 29, 1929 — June 27, 2023

Dolores was born in Butte, MT; to Leslie & Matie Thomas. As a child she lived in several

towns throughout Montana, Washington and Idaho. Forsythe, MT; Spokane, WA and Emida, ID

to name a few. In 1948 she graduated from St. Maries High School.

Dolores Thomas married Ross Bailey on November 27, 1950. This union had four

children: Barry & (Bev) Bailey, Terry (Bill) Millage, Rick (Donna) Bailey and Sue (John Allen)

Wyatt. In 1968 they moved to Weippe, ID where she resided the rest of her life. Dolores

worked tending bar at the Elkhorn. Ross passed away in 1970. Dolores then married Dick

Watson and then become David & Duane’s stepmother.

Dolores loved her family, her community and especially children of all ages. She joined

the White Pine Rebekah Lodge in May of 1970. Dolores received her 50 Year Veterans Jewel.

She held many offices during her 53 years in lodge. She assisted in many dinners, pie sales and

hay stack feeds during the Camas Festival, Wild Weippe Rodeo and Pierce 1860 Days. Being

very civic minded she was also a member of the Fraser Ladies Get Together Club, the Timberline

EMT’s, she took blood pressure readings at the Weippe Senior Center, and in her 80’s she

would drive to Orofino and read to the residents at Clearwater Health & Rehab. When the

Weippe Farmers Market began Dolores began selling goods from her garden to the community.

She enjoyed her chickens, gardening and sewing. Dolores was a member of the Mountain View

Baptist Church Family.

Dolores is survived by her brother David Thomas, children, 16 grandchildren, 38 great

grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Dorian, Gordon

and Mick Thomas; Duane Watson, granddaughter Keturah Siri and great grandson Jonathon


In lieu of flowers please send donations to either ALS or St. Jude’s in her memory.

Services will be held July 22, 2023 at 2pm at the Mountain View Baptist Church in

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