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Carla Watts - 72

1/8/1946 - 11/23/2018

Clinton, Iowa

     Carla A. Watts, age 72 of Clinton, passed away Friday, November 23, 2018 at her home.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 26, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery.

     Carla was born in San Diego, CA on January 8, 1946, the daughter of Norman and Mary Bell (Vanderblit) Stratton.  She graduated from Clinton High School. Carla married Harold Watts on September 8, 1974 in Kahoka, MO.  She had worked at the Clinton Garment Factory for 21 years and later at Medical Associates for 21 years.  She was a member of the Lyons United Methodist Church and the former Odeon Club.  Carla loved spending time with her family and watching movies with her grandchildren.  She enjoyed playing cards, boating, fishing, watching the harness racing at the Quad City Downs and the dog racing in Dubuque as well as visiting casino’s wherever she and her husband traveled.

     Carla is survived by her husband, Harold; four children, Wendy (Scott) Murphy of Clinton, Gary (Jamie) Watts of Clinton, Larry (Heather) Watts of Phoenix and Todd (Susan) Watts of Davenport; 9 grandchildren, Brooke (Ryan), Kyle, Shane (Savannah), Kirstie, Trevor, Luke, Jessie, BobbiSue, Stephanie and 5 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents.  Online condolences may be left at



2:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home.


11:00 AM Monday, November 26, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home.


  • Lou Foldenauer

    on 11/25/18

    I knew Carla since she was about 13 yrs old,she was best friends with my sisters sharon and joyce she was always so much fun to be around prayers sent out to her family

  • Mike Roach

    on 11/25/18

    Thoughts, prayers and condolences from the Roach family.  Lots of fond memories.  

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