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Kim Watson

Kim Watson was born to Jim and Vanova (Wilson) Grover in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, at home on March 6, 1956. She attended the Belle Fourche schools and graduated in 1974.

She married John Singleton in Belle Fourche in 1974, and to this union, her son, Travis John, was born. They moved to Osage, Wyoming, where John worked in the oil fields.

Later they divorced, and Kim married Rod McMeekin in 1977. She and Rod divorced, and she married Mark Watson on February 14, 1987.

They moved to Newcastle, Wyoming, where she tended bar, worked for the Newcastle schools and the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp. One of her favorite jobs was working for Pete and Fonda Vorpahl at Salt Creek Veterinary. She loved caring for animals.

She and Mark moved back to Osage, where she became the post master. The post master's job was later moved to Moorcroft, Wyoming, and after Mark died, she moved to Moorcroft.

She enjoyed crafting, knitting, crocheting, working with clay and throwing pots, and adopting any stray animal that came her way. Sometimes her house looked like a zoo.

She is survived by six sisters, Charel Pitts (Jim), Newcastle, Vana Larcom, Humansville, Missouri, Jami Marti (Don), Spearfish, South Dakota, Barbara DeJong (Lou), Corsicana, Texas, Shawn Jaskela (Jerry), Newell, South Dakota, Mary Grover (Jason Machristie), Denver, Colorado; plus her grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, her husband, Mark Watson and her son, Travis Singleton.

A memorial service will take place June 11 at 2 p.m. in the Michael's Room at Weston County Senior Services center in Newcastle.

 
 
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