Sona Panossian Watson
Sona Watson, sales associate

Monday, January 3, 2011; 8:04 PM

Sona Watson, 78, a sales associate at J. J.'s Hallmark Shop in Springfield from
1991 to 2000, died Dec. 8 at a hospice in the Villages, Fla. She had lung

Earlier in her career she was as assistant manager at O'Brien's Pit Barbecue in

She was born Sona Panossian in Washington and was a 1950 graduate of the
Central High School. She had been a Springfield resident from 1960 until
she retired to the Villages in 2000.

Her marriage to John Watson ended in divorce.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen Watson of Sumter, S.C., and Lisa
Garner of Newport News, Va.; a brother; a sister; and three grandchildren.

-- Lauren Wiseman