February 2, 1944 – April 27, 2021
Elaine I. Watson, of Rochester, Michigan, passed away on April 27, 2021 at the age of 77. She was born in Rochester, Michigan on February 2, 1944 to Duane and Wanda Upton. Elaine was a graduate of Rochester High School before she went to work for Detroit Broach. She married her beloved husband, Larry Watson, on September 30, 1967. She was a proud member of the Crisp Point Lighthouse Society and would volunteer as a caretaker for the building alongside her husband. She loved flowers and enjoyed baking pies for both her family and for her church. She is survived by her husband Larry; her brother Duane (Melanie) Upton; sister-in-law Barbara (Robert) Tyrell; brother-in-law Bob Watson; and many nieces and nephew. A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 2nd, from 1 PM to 6 PM at Pixley Funeral Home in Rochester. Elaine’s funeral will be on Monday, May 3rd, at 11 AM with the family accepting visitors from 10 AM until time of service. The service will be livestreamed at www.oneroomstreaming.com login with Event ID: PixleyWestU and Password: BUIZXP.
- Duane and Wanda Upton, Parents (deceased)
- Larry Watson, Husband
- Duane Upton, Brother
- Barbar Tyrell (Robert), Sister-in-law
- Bob Watson, Brother-in-law
- Many nieces and nephews, Unspecified
- Leader Dogs For The Blind
Sunday, May 2, 2021
Monday, May 3, 2021
Monday, May 3, 2021
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Ed and Pat Kane
May 2, 2021
That Monday I told Larry, she was in our hearts. She was the heart of the neighborhood. Our prayers, condolences, support and love to Larry and family. Elaine's and our conversations, the quick ones, were always long and puncutated with laughter, memories and life as is. Everything from family, to pudding stones, to gardens to whatever and always closing with I love you. Beautiful woman with a big heart that cared for all. Love to Larry and family-love always for Elaine.
Shirley and Walt Geno
May 1, 2021
I first met Elaine when I started working at Detroit Broach. We immediately became close friends. That was many years ago and we have remained close. We have shared Holidays. Birthdays, Anniversarys and everything in between. Walt knew Larry from way back and they have enjoyed a close relationship. Elaine will be missed forever, by us and so many more. God Bless her soul. And God Bless Larry. They were a special couple!
Lori Gonstead Lewis
April 30, 2021
Elaine's mom and my dad were in the same nursing home. Elaine's Uncle Bill and my dad were good friends. Elaine and Larry lived on the same street as my parents. We became good correspondents throughout the nursing home experience and then the deaths of each of our parents. We began sending photos of our gardens and pies to each other and sending cards on our birthdays. I was lucky enough to see her progress on the little garden barn from day one. Her creativity was astounding with that little slice of heaven. Her community spirit was equally impressive, involved with Mt. Avon, which we both loved and RHS. Each year Elaine was hoping for a first place pie at Arts n' Apples. I'm not sure that ever occurred, but she was a first rate, blue ribbon friend! I will miss her updates on her life and think of her every time I see a lighthouse or a thriving jumble of a garden sprinkled with art objects. What a very special person I had the privilege to know.
Kristi & Art deVaux
April 29, 2021
With Larry's support, Elaine was the beating heart of Taylor Avenue. Her love and enthusiasm made every family feel at home, and her green thumb and creative touch brought beauty to the neighborhood. We will miss her, and Christmas Eve will never be the same without her.