Mildred Isabel Watts

Mildred Isabel WattsApril 22, 1929 – November 20, 2012

Mildred Watts of Pioneer, CA died November 20, 2012 in Sacramento, California.

Born April 22, 1929 in Imo, Arkansas to Jewel and Archie Gates. She loved to garden, can, and was known for her homemade biscuits, gravy, and pear pie. Mildred was a wealth of information. She was independent and took pride in taking care of all. Her heart was always in Amador County no matter where she lived.

Mildred was preceded by her husband of 60 years Vernon Watts[1], and survived by her sister Mary Shockley. She was a loving mother to her children Lillian Dollman, Judy Kennedy, Jan Watts and her husband Mick Mocettini, and Don and his wife Teri Watts. She was an adoring grandmother to her 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Ullrey Memorial Chapel, 817 Almond Street, Yuba City, CA. A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Sutter Cemetery in the gazebo at 7200 Butte Avenue, Sutter, CA.


[1] Vernon Lee Watts was the son of James Madison Watts and Sylvannia R. Bohannon, and the grandson of Siler Watts and Eliza Ann Graham. Mildred and Vernon were married on 21 December 1945 in Searcy County, Arkansas. Vernon died on 21 March 2005 in California.

Source “Mildred Isabel Watts,” Appeal-Democrat [Marysville-Yuba City, CA], Tuesday, 27 November 2012. Retrieved on 10 December 2012.