Obituary: Lillian "Lil" Watters

Lillian "Lil" Watters
Posted at 8:41 AM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 10:41:23-05

Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Lillian "Lil" Watters passed away on January 5, 2021.

Lillian was born on September 25, 1935, in Wupertal, Germany to Hans and Gertrude Vogeler. She spent her first 11 years in Germany then emigrated to the U.S. The family landed in Windsor, CO, where she spent her formative years and graduated from Windsor High School. Upon graduation, she moved to Great Falls, MT, to attend Columbus School of Nursing. She graduated with a Registered Nursing degree in 1957.

Shortly after graduation, she met her roommate’s brother, Joseph "St. Joe" Watters. They married in 1958, leading to a 45-year marriage producing four wonderful children, Deb, Pam, Don, and John. St. Joe passed away Aug 5, 2003.

Lillian was a registered nurse at the Deaconess Hospital, which eventually became Benefis Health Care. Lil spent more than 50 years as a nurse and volunteer, helping all those that were in need. She continued these efforts in retirement by actively supporting many local organizations such as, Great Falls Rescue Mission, the Women's Receiving Home, St. Vincent de Paul, etc.

To read the full obituary or share condolences online with the family, visit the Schnider Funeral Home website.