Gloria June Watson

Oscoda, Michigan
June 23, 1938 - November 20, 2018


A Memorial Service is planned for a later date.

Obituary Notice

Age 80, of Oscoda, MI, formerly of Flint, MI passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Iosco County Medical Care Facility in Tawas City, MI. She was born on June 23, 1938 in Ann Arbor, MI. Gloria was a minister both in character and profession. She and her husband, Duane were 2 of the 11 people who helped start the Tawas Area Presbyterian Church in East Tawas, MI. Gloria thoroughly enjoyed her time ministering at the church. She and her husband Duane raised their 5 children, but never truly stopped raising children even after their own were grown. Their home became a safe place for many children over the years. Gloria also enjoyed camping and traveling wherever the wind would take them in their sports car. She loved road trips through the Upper Peninsula and Canada. Gloria is survived by her loving husband, Duane Watson; children, Gary (Tina) Watson, Jeff (Kathy) Watson, Renee Watson, Lisa Watson and Bruce (Rebecca) Watson; sister, Betty Harper; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Blanche Klinert. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and you may offer your condolences online at


Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association


Aunt Gloria was always very kind to me and I will always remember her beautiful smile and always mending my clothes to perfection . My heart and thoughts are with the Family and I pray they will find much comfort in knowing that she is now at peace. I will always cherish my memories of her. Love to all!
— Peggy Gano
My thoughts are with the Watson family during this time. I spent many days and nights on Gibson St hanging with Lisa. Lots of great memories. She is singing with the Angel's now. Love to all of you
— Traci Wright. (Fields)
I love you Aunt Gloria and i know our father in heaven has asked you to come home to the mansion he has for you. Thank you for being so kind and making me feel part of the your family. I will never,ever forget you. Rest in peace my dear Aunt. I love you.
— David Harper
Loved this lady. Growing up she was like a mom. Cherished every moment spent with her and the family. My thoughts and prayers are with Duane and the family.
— Allen Murray
Our lives took such different paths. You remaining in Michigan and we, moving to Baltimore,Upstate New York and finally to Florida. It was wonderful to hear your dedication to Christ. Our true blessing were our Parents, Victor and Blanche Klinert, who took us as their daughters. I miss them still, but I know I will see them again as you already know. You leave wonderful Children.
— Betty Harper
Much love to family and friends of Gloria. She had a gift working with teenage girls. So kind and loving! I knew her through the Miss Iosco Pageant and she was always so good to me. She made a big impact on many lives.
— Shayna Castle

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