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Louise Watterson


Louise Mae (Benson) Watterson, 89, died April 1, 2019, in Williston, N.D.
She was born May 29, 1929, in Williston, the daughter of Clarence L. and Mildred H. (Haug) Benson. She was raised in Glasgow, where she attended schools and graduated from high school in 1947.
She was united in marriage to Herman Beauchman in Havre in 1948. Together, they had six children. Herman died in June 1971. She was united in marriage to Patric Watterson in May 1974. Pat died in January 1995.
She worked in a bank in Glasgow while she attended school. When she moved to Williston, she worked six years for Sears as the credit manager. Her last job was working as a bookkeeper for Crighton Distributors for over 22 years.
She was a member of the Women of the Moose, the Catholic Daughters Altar Society and Mercy Auxiliary.
She enjoyed reading, traveling and following every activity of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her six children, Greg Beauchman of Prescott Valley, Ariz., Jan Beauchman of Valley City, N.D., Paula Jarland of Williston, Debra Soiseth of Williston, Angela Palmer of Williston and Paul Beauchman of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; four step-children, Michael Watterson of Valley City, N.D., Jayne Tveter of Minneapolis, Minn., Carol Lou O’Shea of Bismarck, N.D., and Kevin Watterson of Williston; two sisters, Mary Claire Hill of Van Nuys, Calif., and Carole J Bogut of Minneapolis, Minn.; 30 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren (with four more to be born this year).
She was preceded in death by her two husbands; brother, Roger Benson; sister, Margaret Mitchell; and step-son, Allan Watterson.
Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, April 6, at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Williston.