It's with a heavy heart and great sadness that we report the loss of our mom, Linda Beth Watson. She was born in Atlantic City NJ in 1946, a location she would return to time and again as a teacher for the NJEA convention. Teaching made up the essence of her very being. She adored young children and would stop at nothing to see that they received the type of education they deserved. When school budgets were tight, she would reach into her own wallet to buy supplies for her young pupils and spend long hours after school to attend to their educational needs. Her maternal instinct enveloped all our friends and she considered many of them members of her own family. She loved everyone absolutely and without judgement. She also loved music and the performing arts. For decades, she played the church organ every Sunday and sang in the choir, including solos during Christmas services. Her voice was truly special, and her spirit imbued every note. Along with her late husband “Bud”, she raised two sons—Paul and John—in Edgewater Park, NJ, where she instilled in them a love of reading and the arts, as well as a steadfast devotion to one another that endures to this day. Her humanity and kindness are attributes we try hard to emulate but frequently fall short of matching. Beth adored her grandchildren and is survived by seven of them: Cameron, Trevor, Kensley, Harlow, Simone, Ellis & Margot “Beth” Watson. She is also survived by her two sons (Paul and John) and her 2 daughters-in law (Heather and Kim). All of us will miss her terribly. Her funeral service will be held at 1pm, Friday, February 17th at Page Funeral Home, located at 302 E Union Street in Burlington NJ. A visitation will be held from 12:30-1pm Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow services in Lakeview Memorial Park, Rt. 130, Cinnaminson. Tribute donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, online at alz.org.
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