Jean S. Watson

Jean Schermerhorn Watson, of Keene, died on Feb. 5, 2021, after a brief illness, at the age of 93.

Jean is survived by her son, Douglas, of Francestown; her daughter, Amy, of Keene; and her granddaughter, Amanda, of Walpole. She is predeceased by her husband, Hugh Watson; and her sister, Frances Sherley.

A graduate of Glens Falls (N.Y.) High School, Jean received her bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College. Her professional career centered on public library services. As a tireless volunteer, she gave her time and effort to church, hospital, cultural and social causes.

Family and friends remember her as a warm-hearted, enthusiastic and imaginative person who was devoted to family and committed to the well-being of others.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends are asked to offer prayers of thanksgiving for her life at a place of worship of their choice.

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