Minerva Rose Watson-Benjamin, 66 of Las Vegas, NV passed away on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2011. She was born on June 14, 1945 in the state of Washington to Martha Jane and Loran Benjamin Horr. She had a younger brother: Benjamin Horr and an older brother: Phillip Horr. She is survived by her second husband, Richard Arnold Benjamin (together 33 years); Son, Robert Lawrence Watson; and Grandchildren, William Henry Watson and Jeremy Jonathan Watson. She is also survived by two step children, Roxanne Burk and Richard Allan Benjamin.

When she was a child, they called her "Minnie". As an adult, she preferred "Rose". No one called her "Minerva", more than once. Rose was a retired Full Charge Bookkeeper.

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December 2, 2011


A Poem for My Mother In Law - By Annmarie C. WatsonRose, for 17 years you watched over me and my children, and even though I may not have been the best choice for your son. Fate brought us together to act as one. And since my Mom is 3,000 miles from here, I know that she would say, Thank you, Rose, I appreciate all the care that you gave my daughter and her two sons. And Rose, I may be a little clueless at times, but it is no mistake that you were a good Mom and Great Mema. The proof is in your Son, Larry. He is an honest, hardworking, and fair man. I know that I told you so, before but I’ll say it once again. Thank you. I wished that I would have learned from you more how to do the same for my children.   You will be missed. Your Daughter-In- Law, Annmarie C. Watson.   12/03/2011Even though I couldn’t see it at first,Heaven above could see how much pain you were in.You suffered so much though you didn’t complain much.You always said, “Do not worry about me, I’ll be OK.”I cried just watching you lie there, I felt your pain.I cried again the Day you left us. Even though you didn’t believe, I believed for you. Now you must know that God is our father. And, when it’s our time, he calls us back home. Some much more quickly than others. I don’t know why, nor do I understand who gets chosen to die. But, I know I am not to question it.   Nor can I change it. I believe that he must have loved you, to take you into his light. He told you, you will no longer be ill, or stressed, or even tired. In fact, even though it’s sad for those that you left behind. We can see some comfort in your new freedom.


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