Monday, November 14, 2011

Viola Beryl Watts

Belmont, NY - Viola Beryl Watts passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 12, 2011, at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. Viola was born on October 4, 1933 in Minot, North Dakota to Melvin and Ione (Graves) Coad. She attended Minot State College and on March 7, 1953 she married Air Force Airman 1st Class George B. Watts who predeceased her.

In 1954 she and her husband moved to Abington Maryland where Mr. Watts was a self employed roofing contractor. In 1967 they moved to New York State where they operated dairy farms in Jasper and later in Belmont. Viola was a long time employee of ACME Electric in Cuba until her retirement in 1999 at the age of 67. She enjoyed bingo, playing cards and going to the casino. She was also an avid attendee of area flea markets where she bought and sold items. Viola especially enjoyed time spent with her family.

She was the proud mother of 5 children; Kathleen (Daniel Sr.) Ziolkowski of Edgewood, MD., Gregory Watts of Seattle, WA., Pamela (Stephen) Green of Friendship, Debora Watts of Fairbanks, AK., and Brenda (Timothy) Slade of Belmont. Viola is additionally survived by 2 brothers, 10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews as well as her beloved and precious dog, Moe.

Viola was predeceased by her parents, Melvin and Ione, a sister Margene and her beloved husband, George.

A graveside service and burial will take place in Jappa, Maryland at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Belmont. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. prayers to vi's family. my husband and vi worked at acme and she often carpooled with the wlsv/belmont/friendship group. many laughs and good memories were made going over the hill. i know your memories of your Mother will sustain you through the difficult times ahead. sharon flanagan mcallen, tx

  2. Vi was the hardest working woman I ever knew. She taught me how to "push" steel out in sheet metal at ACME. I remember her walking out with a thermos under her arm and a smoke in her hand. She was one of the good ones!