Elizabeth Mae Watson
July 27, 1922 – May 13, 2020
Elizabeth Watson passed at home on May 13.
Elizabeth Mae Robinson was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in July, 1922. Her parents moved the family to Michigan when Elizabeth was four.
Elizabeth married Albert Earl Watson on July 20, 1942. They both served in World War II. Elizabeth considered her military service one of the high-points in her life. After the war, they bought a small farm in Milford, Michigan, where they raised a fine family of four children: Gregory, Elizabeth Ellen, Frederick, and Robert. While raising her family, she was a federal employee for many years, working at Internal Revenue Service, Social Security, and the Milford (Michigan) Post Office. She retired in July, 1977.
After retiring in 1977, Elizabeth traveled around for ten years. One year she was a park hostess in the Shoshone National Forest. Another year, she and her son, Fred, were in Australia. Finally she settled down in Red Bluff and became very active in the community. She spent many hours in the Los Molinos Senior Center, which was very active at that time with lunch five days a week, Reno trips, and dances every Saturday night. She loved to dance! She was also an active member of the Retired Federal Employees and The Auxiliary of the Red Bluff Senior Center.
In 1996, Elizabeth became one of the original members of the STARS (Sheriffs Team of Active Retired Seniors). She thoroughly enjoyed working in the STARS office and it was her main activity for 20 years. Elizabeth loved life, her family and friends and animals, especially elephants. She was a happy person and welcomed whoever she met. She leaves two children, many grandchildren, and a few great grandchildren.