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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Illinois  Senate  wish  to
 3    express  their  sincere condolences to the family and friends
 4    of Hazel Dooley Watson, who passed away on  March  18,  2001;
 5    and

 6        WHEREAS, Hazel Dooley Watson was born on May 20, 1906, in
 7    Metcalf  County,  Kentucky to Frank and Ferbie Walker Dooley;
 8    she married the late Dallas V. Watson on June 11, 1924; and

 9        WHEREAS,  Mrs.  Watson  held  many  careers  during   her
10    lifetime which included selling insurance for State Farm, and
11    owning  a  grocery  store  and  the Chatter Box Restaurant in
12    Charleston, Illinois; she worked for the State of Illinois as
13    Revenue Department Supervisor of Assessments and as the State
14    Lunch Supervisor for Schools;  she  was  a  recipient  of  an
15    honorary degree from Eastern Illinois University as Doctor of
16    Political Science; and

17        WHEREAS, Hazel Watson was an active fixture in Republican
18    activities  around the State for decades and was cited by the
19    Republican National Committee as the oldest active Republican
20    in the country; she served as past president of the  Illinois
21    Federation of Republican Women and on the National Federation
22    Board,  Honorary  State  Central Committee Woman for the 19th
23    Congressional District; she was a member  of  the  Charleston
24    Women's  Club,  the  Elks  Ladies  Auxiliary,  the Sarah Bush
25    Lincoln Health Center Guild, the Charleston Country Club, and
26    a lifetime member of the Methodist Church; she  was  also  an
27    avid Bridge player; and

28        WHEREAS,  The  passing  of  Hazel  Dooley  Watson will be
29    deeply felt by all who knew and  loved  her,  especially  her
30    niece,  Mary  Jane  Biggs;  her  nephew,  Stanley Watson; her
31    several cousins; and her many, many friends in the Republican
32    party; therefore, be it
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 2    ASSEMBLY  OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
 3    all who knew  her,  the  death  of  Hazel  Dooley  Watson  of
 4    Charleston, Illinois; and be it further

 5        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
 6    presented to the family  of  Hazel  Dooley  Watson  with  our
 7    sincere condolences.

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