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Rea Estelline Watts

May 25, 1925 September 26, 2018
Rea Estelline Watts
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Obituary for Rea Estelline Watts

September 26, 2018

A celebration of the life of Rea Watts, 93 year old Buffalo resident who passed away quietly at her home in Buffalo, surrounded by her family, will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery. Donations in Mrs. Watts memory may be made to the Buffalo Senior Center in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at
Rea Estelline Watts was born on May 25, 1925 in Sturgis, South Dakota to Charles and Nellie Hale. She grew up on the family farm and went to country school. She moved with family to Buffalo, Wyoming in the late 1930’s and went to work for the Stevens Family as a nannie. She was married in 1940 in Buffalo to Michael Skurok and they made their home in Buffalo. Mr. Skurok passed away in 1976 and Rea continued living in Buffalo. She was married to Dick Lynch in 1977 and they made their home in Powell, Wyoming where she was a homemaker. Mr. Lynch passed away in 1988 and Rea continued living in Powell. She was married to Floyd Watts in 1993 and they lived in Powell. Mr. Watts passed away in 1999 and Rea continued living in Powell until January of 2015 when she moved to Buffalo to live with her daughter. She continued living in Buffalo until her death.
Rea enjoyed gardening, rock hunting and spending time with family.
She is survived by one son Michael Skurok of Buffalo; two daughters Judy Solley of Buffalo and Lonna Mennell and her husband Bruce of Powell, Wyoming; one brother Charles hale of Butte, Montana; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three husbands, one daughter, one sister, two brothers and three grandchildren.

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Buffalo Senior Center

C/O Harness Funeral Home
351 N. Adams
Buffalo, Wyoming 82834

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