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Rosalind A. Volkland Watson

Rosalind Anne “Rosie” Volkland Watson, 74, died March 19, 2013 at Rex Nursing Center, Apex, N.C., after a short battle with cancer.

Rosie was born Feb. 21, 1939 in Arkansas City, Kans.

Rosie is survived by her mother, Minnie Flint Olson, Arkansas City, Kans.; brother, Kenneth (Ida) Volklan, Wichita, Kans.; children, Julie (Steve) Pease, Geneva, Dick Watson, Jr. and wife, Julie, Mt. Morris, Merri Lea (Craig) Metcalf, Cary, and Teresa Watson, Chapel Hill; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her step-father, Carl Olson.

A funeral service was held Saturday, March 23 at Apex Funeral Home, 550 W. Williams St., Apex. Burial followed in Wake Memorial Park, Cary.

The family wishes to thank the staff and friends at Spring Arbor of Apex, Rex Nursing Center of Apex and Hospice of Wake County for all of their loving care and support.

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