Mother-of-10, 32, dies in house blaze as family pay tribute

Mother-of-10, 32, dies in house blaze as family pay tribute to ‘the life and joy of the party’

  •  Kelly-Marie Watton was pronounced dead at the scene of blaze on June 20 
  • Today her heartbroken family described her as ‘the life and joy of the party’ 
  •  The tribute comes as inquest into her death was opened on Monday

The family of a 32-year-old woman killed in a house fire have paid tribute to the mother-of-10.

Kelly-Marie Watton was pronounced dead at the scene of blaze, which broke out on Moor Lane in Holywell in the early hours of Sunday, June 20.

On Monday her heartbroken family described her as ‘the life and joy of the party’ and said her death has left them ‘in complete despair’.

Kelly-Marie Watton was pronounced dead at the scene of blaze, which broke out on Moor Lane in Holywell in the early hours of Sunday, June 20

In a statement released via North Wales Police they said: ‘Kelly-Marie Watton, aged only 32, was one of six children, having three sisters and two brothers.

‘She was the eldest child to Jackie and Paul, she was a mum to 10 very beautiful children who she loved very much.

‘She was also a very much adored auntie and cousin.

‘Kelly was very well-known and very well-liked, always being described as ‘being the life and joy of the party’.

‘She has left her whole family in complete despair and she will be forever missed.’

The tribute comes as inquest into her death was opened on Monday.

On Monday her heartbroken family described her as ‘the life and joy of the party’ and said her death has left them ‘in complete despair’

Her death was confirmed at 2.03am, approximately half an hour after emergency services, including police, fire and rescue, and ambulance attended the scene on the Holway estate.

Ms Watton, who was the only person at the property when the blaze broke out, was found on a sofa.

She was identified by police officers using photographic identification, Elizabeth Dudley-Jones, assistant coroner for North Wales east and central, heard at Ruthin County Hall.

The inquest was adjourned to a date yet to be fixed.

North Wales Police continue to assist North Wales Fire and Rescue Service in relation to the investigation into the blaze.

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