Christine L. Watts
South Thomaston — Christine L. Watts, 61, died surrounded by her family at her home, Thursday, April 17, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Rockland, Feb. 8, 1953, she was the daughter of Floyd G. and Marion R. Lindsey Watts. Growing up in St. George, she was educated in local schools and was a 1971 graduate of Georges Valley High School. She attended the University of Maine earning a bachelor's degree in nursing.
Her longtime nursing career included many years at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, and more recently, in management at Midcoast Mental Health Center.
Christine was a member of St. George Historical Society, St. George Grange, and Thi Theta Kappa Nurses Honors Society.
Her hobbies included gardening, genealogy, canning, cooking, and antiquing.
Predeceased by her mother, Marion, Christine is survived by her father, Floyd Watts of Liberty; her husband Joseph T. Ogden of South Thomaston; daughter Rachel E. Hafer of Denver, Colo.; two sons, Samuel A. Winchenbach and his wife Lindsey Gray of Old Town, Charles F. Skinner and his companion Melissa Legare of Rockland; two sisters Laurel A. Watts of Lafayette, Colo., Katheryn J. Watts and her husband Alan Bryce of New Hampshire; two brothers, Austin H. Watts and his wife Helen of Bowdoinham, James F. Watts of Brooks; grandson, Brody F. Hafer; and two stepsons, Joseph P. Ogden and his wife Jayme of Mildenhall, England, and Eric R. Ogden and his wife Jenna of Winslow as well as several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 22, at 4 p.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. The Rev. Wayne Sawyer will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. George Grange, 32 Wiley's Corner Road, St. George, ME 04857. To share a memory or story with Christine's family, please visit her Book of Memories at bchfh.com.