Patricia Kennedy Watson Annville, PA Patricia Kennedy Watson, of Annville, PA, born May 6th, 1944 to Clara and Robert Kennedy in Lebanon, PA. She was preceded in death by brother Robert Kennedy, and survivied by sisters Kathryn Weidner of Daley, WV, Suzanne Heilman of Sanford, FL, and Colleen Vickers of Deltona, FL; as well as her spouse John A. Watson of Annville, PA. She has seven grandchildren and four children Marjorie Reagan of Annville, PA, Christine Hagan of Annville, PA, Mary W. Smith of Sanford, FL, and Senior Chief Petty Officer John J. Watson of Owego, NY. She attended Lebanon High school, Annville-Cleona High School, Brevard Community college in Merritt Island, Florida, and the University of Maryland. Patricia traveled extensively throughout the United States and in Europe as a military spouse. She later accompanied her husband and son John deployed to Micronesia in serving as employees of Pan American World Airways and Johnson Controls as hospital referral secretary and air evacuation specialist at Military Hospital Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) where she maintained dual citizenship in the RMI and served both the United States Military and contractor population as well as indigenous Marshall Island citizens from nearby islands with medical support coordination services. Patricia loved her family and served they and her community in many ways, Civil Air Patrol participant, as little league manager, girl scout leader, foster parent of her children's friends, youth group leader, Church seminar leader in prayer groups, Life in the Spirit Seminars, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Crown Christian Financial Ministry, and church retreats. She was a proud patriot, serving as an Air Force wife and Navy Mom. In years when she was associated in service to her husband's work in the US Space Program, she was an ardent follower of all things aerospace. He childhood aspiration of traveling to the moon was later satisfied through supporting her husband's association with launching Space Shuttle and the Hubble Space telescope which became her hobby in studying the discoveries of the universe as the work of God's hands, Her friends and family remember her consistent fervor for fun, worship and family. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 125 S. Spruce Street, Annville, PA 17003. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lebanon. A viewing will be held on Friday evening from 7-9 PM at the Kreamer Funeral Home and Crematory, 618 E. Main Street, Annville. Contributions may be made in memory of Patti Watson to Food for the Poor (www.foodforthe poor.org/catalog/web.html; or St. Paul the Apostle Church, 125 S. Spruce Street, Annville, PA 17003 ( stpaulsinannville.org ), designated for either the Haiti Mission: the Orphanage in Honduras; or, the St. Paul's Garden of Hope Project for those who have lost children.
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