Della Lou (Dell) Watson was born on June 26, 1928 in Oklahoma City and passed on December 25, 2019. Dell was preceded in death by her parents, Karl and Clara James, her brother, Karl James, Jr., and the love of her life, her husband Richard L. (Dick) Watson. She leaves behind her daughters: Brenda Hartpence and her husband Steve; Becky Lucas and her husband Matt – and her son, Brad Watson and his wife Lyn. She also leaves eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.Dell was a near life-long resident of Oklahoma City and was a proud graduate of Classen High School. She attended Lindenwood College and the University of Oklahoma, where she was a member of Delta Gamma. Dell married Dick Watson in 1950 and the couple briefly settled in Oklahoma City, before moving to Southern California, where Dick was stationed during his tenure as a United States Marine. Dick and Dell moved back to Oklahoma City following the Korean War and began their family. Dell was a full time "homemaker" throughout most of the 50's, 60's and into the 70's, raising her three children and supporting all of their activities. Dell then transitioned into a rewarding new career as a Realtor, where she enjoyed nearly 30 years of delighting her clients.Following Dell's real estate career, she moved passionately into volunteer work, where she was actively involved with Meals on Wheels, served as a Stephen Minister at Crossings Community Church and also volunteering at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital, where she ultimately served in a leadership role with the Volunteer Auxiliary. Throughout her life, Dell was always active, serving as everything from a PTA President to Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed a wide range of activities, including Book Club, Art League and multiple Mah Jong groups with dear friends. Dell loved family time, where she cherished vacations from coast to coast and all family gatherings, which often included enthusiastic board, dice and card games.Dell loved her faith family at Crossings Community Church, where her soul was fed, her faith flourished and her relationship with our Lord and Savior was nurtured. She impacted the lives of many, be it as a trusted friend, mentor or even dear Aunt Dell – always shining her positive, warming light – providing inspiration to all with whom she interacted.The family would like to thank the dedicated, caring medical team at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital, who comforted Dell during her final days. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, December 30th at 2:00 p.m., inside the Chapel at Crossings Community Church. Memorials may be made to Crossings Community Church or the charity of your choice.