Dorothy A Watson


Watson, Dorothy obitDorothy was born June 28, 1917, in Arcadia, Oklahoma, to George and Dora (Mason) Dial. She passed away peacefully at the age of 97 on April 7, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Elvia Taylor Jr. and Allen Watson; son Gary Taylor; and brothers Khlon and Vivon Dial.

Dorothy graduated from Central High School in Oklahoma City, and then she graduated from National Beauty School in Oklahoma City in 1937. She married Elvia Taylor Jr. in 1940 and raised two sons, Gary and Elvia Taylor. Dorothy Married Allen Watson in 1993. Dorothy was a dedicated and loving wife and mother. She loved to travel, and she loved to square dance, dancing up until the age of 93. She and her late husband Allen also spent time entertaining residents in nursing homes and other community organizations as the clown duo, “Flim and Flam.”

Dorothy is survived by her son Elvia Taylor and wife Velta of Edmond; Dauther-in-law Karla Taylor of Broken Arrow; Granddaughter Kelly McMahon and husband John of Cameron, N.C.; Grandsons Steve Taylor and wife Lisa of Oklahoma City, Dean Taylor of Broken Arrow, and Glenn Taylor and wife Jamie of Tulsa; Great-Grandchildren Cali, Kinsey, and Chloe Taylor, Taylor and Carson McMahon, Abby and Jackson Taylor, and Morgan and Austin Ledlow.

Graveside services will be held on April 10, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 8701 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City.


  1. We are so sorry to hear about Dorothy. We used to Square Dance with her and Elvia many years ago, when we all danced together it was my parents Charlie and Martha Casey and my ex-husband Cleve Grant and myself Connie. So very sorry for your loss. In our thoughts and Prayers during this difficult time.
    Connie Grant and Martha Casey

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