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Lucile Watson

Lucile Watson Decker was born in St Anthony, Idaho on October 13, 1920 to Robert S. Watson and Mary Rozelia Meservy Watson.  She had eight siblings:  Elden, Martha, Derena, Marjorie and Orion, three of whom died during her childhood:  Merlin, Clark and Alma.

She graduated from Madison High School in Rexburg and went on to get an Associate's degree from Ricks College with a teaching certificate.  She taught school for approximately 20 years in Challis, ID.

She married Joseph W. Decker in 1947 and they had five children:  Joseph Marion (Jody), Myron Ferrell, LaRue Kay, Valauna Joyce, and Marleah Jean.

She enjoyed oil painting, writing, Old Time Fiddlers, Rendezvous, and camping in the Sawtooths.

She received a BS degree from BYU.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She died living near her family in Ogden, Utah and was preceded in death by her son, Jody and one grandson, Clifford Jody Decker.

She is survived by her other four children, 21 grandchildren and 59 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 2 pm at the Riverdale 2nd Ward LDS Building, 5500 S 1175 W, Riverdale, Utah.  Friends may meet with family from 12:30 to 1:30 pm prior to the service at the church.  Interment, Ben Lomond Cemetery.

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Myron (Ferrell), I saw your mom's obituary and wanted to send you my heartfelt condolences. My mom passed away in 1994, and my dad in 2010. My older sister, Annette (who was always with me in Tetonia) died in 2014. It is never easy to lose a loved one, no matter what the circumstances. I know your mom was Aunt Martha's sister, and though I never knew her personally, I know she must have been a wonderful woman to raise such great kids as you. I count you as one of the greatest influences and friends I had while growing up, and I treasure the fun times we had together and with Gaylon and Lyndon in Tetonia. I hope your family will be blessed with peace and understanding at this difficult time. I have found that sometimes old friends can make difficult times a little easier. I hope you still count me as an old friend. My visiting teacher here in Pocatello told me she grew up in Challis and that she knew the Decker family. She said your folks allowed her family to live in a house on your property. Her name is Verna. She had so many good things to say about your mom and dad, and thought they were the best. I loved hearing about your family. I would love to get a note from you some day to tell me about your wife and kids and just your life in general. I'm at 1755 Jean St. in Pocatello or on-line at susanhaxford@gmail.com. My thoughts and prayers will be with you tomorrow. Your "old" friend, Susan Hanks Axford

Susan Hanks Axford Aug 25 2018 12:00 AM

Miss Lucile was a joy at our meals & a good neighbor. Such a life she led. A great lady to have known.

Judy Hansen - A Friend at Harrison Regent Aug 25 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lucile Watson

Denise Aug 24 2018 12:00 AM

A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was ordered on August 23, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Aug 23 2018 12:00 AM

A SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was sent on August 22, 2018

We love you all. We will miss Aunt Lucile, but we're happy that these two sisters could graduate so close together. Kendall, Dale & Rita, Byron & Leta, Marlon & Julie, Greg & Angela

Expression of Sympathy Aug 22 2018 12:00 AM