Madge Fillmore Watters was born on June 11, 1920 in Burrville, Utah to John Othello and Cloa May Holt Fillmore as the last child with four older brothers. Her family lived on a farm until Madge and her family moved into the small town at age 9. At age 15, after her family moved back to the farm, Madge was sent to the nearby town of Richfield to attend high school. There Madge met her future husband, Ray Watters, who was one grade above her. After she graduated, Madge travelled with one of her friends to Salt Lake City to attend the Business College. To support herself, Madge worked in a drug store and then a clothing store as a sales person. She married Ray Watters on July 12, 1941. Ray left to fight in WWII not long after their marriage. Madge continued to serve in church positions for many years.
This folder contains a typed book 259 pages long by Madge F. Watters written in 1998 titled Of One Heart: A Story of a Man and a Woman of Family, of Country, of Faith. It is the personal history of Ray and Madge Watters. The book details events throughout her and her husband’s lives, including recollections of Madge's childhood in Burrville, Utah; Ray's childhood in Richfield; their marriage in San Luis Obispo, California during a brief break in Ray’s army training; their experiences during World War II in America, France, and Germany, including pictures and diagrams; family activities; associations with friends; and school, work, and church experiences in Orem, Utah, beginning in 1957. Ray worked at Brigham Young University as a professor in the Health Science Department in the College of Physical Education, 1957-1984, and was department chair, 1961-1978. Madge served in more than 100 church positions, including as an ordinance worker in the Provo and St. George temples. She worked as a secretary at SCERA Park Elementary School in Orem, Utah. Madge and her husband Ray served a mission in Anaheim, California.