Patricia Mae Watts

1928 - 1990

Pat Watts, a soprano, directed the vocal/choral program at two academies and taught voice at one Seventh-day Adventist college. She also served as an academy girls' dean and spent over three years working at Faith for Today.

Pat was born in Pitcher, Oklahoma, the youngest of four children and three daughters of William E. and Lyda Wilcox Watts. She completed B.A. and B.S. degrees in 1953 and 1960, and an M.Mus. in 1968, all at Andrews University. She started her career at Broadview Academy in Illinois as dean of girls. After three years at Faith For Today, and a return to AU for more study, she taught at Indiana Academy as a full-time music teacher, beginning in 1963.

In 1967 Watts accepted an invitation to teach voice at Atlantic Union College, where she stayed until 1971. At that time she moved to Redlands, California, to teach choir and voice at Loma Linda Academy. She was working at Loma Linda University when she died at age 61.


Sources: Obituaries, Andrews University Focus, Winter 1991 and Pacific Union Recorder, 18 February 1991; 1940 U.S. Census Records; personal knowledge.