Deloris Jean Watson, 80, passed from the earthy bounds of this world to be with her Lord and Maker on Sept. 29, 2011. She was born in Horton, Kan. on Oct. 17, 1930, to Annie Mae Huffman Haney and Clarence Haney. Approximately two years later the family relocated to the suburb of Fort Worth, Texas, known as Riverside. Jean graduated from Carter Riverside High School where she was a drum majorette for four years. After graduation she pursued a career in bookkeeping working for a commission company in the Fort Worth Stock Yards, as a bookkeeper for R. W. Gibbons Paving Co. and Sossman Electric Co. of Fort Worth. After 22 years as the office manager for Price Distributing Co. of Ennis, she retired in 1995.
In 1948, Jean married Harry M. Steinfeldt Sr. They had one child, Harry Jr. and then they divorced in 1952. Sometime later Jean met and eventually married Marion Roger Muncy in January 1954. Roger and Jean had one child, Troy Allen Muncy. In 1962, they divorced after Troy’s death. In 1967, she met George Erskin Watson of Rankin, Texas. They married in October 1968 and Jean relocated to Ellis County, where she lived for more than 40 years.
Her religious travels took her to Castleberry Baptist Church of River Oaks, Texas. Settling in Ennis she initially attended Tabernacle Baptist Church, but in her later years called Garrett Baptist Church “home.”
While living in Ellis County, Jean was the president of the Ellis County Women’s Bowling League for eight years, Ennis Golden Circle Board Member for four years, Garrett Baptist treasurer for four years and a member of the Bardwell Lodge No. 560 Order of the Eastern Star.
Jean was preceded in death by her mother, Annie Mae Wilson; second son, Troy Allen Muncy; husband, George Erskin Watson and grandson, Harry M. Steinfeldt III.
She is survived by her first son, Harry M. Steinfeldt Jr. of Waxahachie; grandson, Troy W. Steinfeldt of Cartersville, Ga. and seven great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Brylie, Jasmyne, Liberty, Tiffany, Johnny and Henry.
The family will receive friends at 1p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home with Pastor Don Smith officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.