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April 24, 2012
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Harriett Bourland (Watson) Douglass

Harriett Douglass died on April 12 at the age of 80 at the Balfour Reserve in Louisville, Colo.

She was born on April 5, 1932, the daughter of Harry B. and Mildred K. (Wahnsiedler) Bourland, of Evansville, Ind. She was predeceased by her husband, James N. Douglass of Fairfield, Ill.

For most of her life, she lived and raised her family in Evansville. She graduated in 1950 from Bosse High School in Evansville then received her degree in business from Indiana University where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

During her lifetime, she was involved in the family business, Red Spot Paint and Varnish Co. in Evansville. Harriett was a Certified Financial Planner and a kitchen designer. She was an active member of the Junior League and was co-chair of the Charity Ball

She developed a love for the Colorado mountains during family vacations so was very excited to have the chance to live in Breckenridgeo beginning in 1988. She attended the Father Dyer United Methodist Church in Breckenridge. She also made a home in Boulder to be close to her family.

Most of all, she was a devoted mom and grandmother. She is survived by her daughter Rozalin Watson of Boulder; son, Kirk Watson and his wife, Theresa, and their children, Julianna and Elijah Watson, and Thomas and Stephanie MacPherson all of Louisville, Colo.

She cherished her good friends and always looked forward to and enjoyed the times they had together whenever she could.

Harriett loved the mountains and being with her family. She enjoyed hiking and identifying wildflowers and was involved in Summit County hiking and the Over the Hill Gang in Breckenridge. She loved the adventure of it all! She had a talent for interior design and enjoyed decorating and going on antiquing jaunts with her friends and family.

Contributions in Harriett's memory may be made to the Junior League of Evansville or the Breckenridge Music Festival.

Services will take place in Breckenridge at the Father Dyer United Methodist Church on Monday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m.


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