Valerie Joy Watson’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

February 21, 1938

Death Date

October 4, 2021

Age of Death

83 years

Cause of Death



Children's Author

The children’s author Valerie Joy Watson died at the age of 83. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Award-winning New Zealand author of fifteen children’s books, many of which were published by Scholastic Corporation. In 2015, her book, Grandpa’s Slippers, was a fiction nomination for the Great Kiwi Classic. She also wrote Grandpa’s Cardigan, Grandpa’s Shorts, Grandpa’s Shed, and Grandpa’s Cat. 

She was known as Joy Watson. She was married to pharmacist Kevin Watson and together, they had nine children. Her daughter is writer, singer, and musician Mary-anne Scott.