OBITUARY

Howard L. Watson

July 26, 1917February 23, 2019
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Howard L. Watson

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 23rd just shy of his 102nd birthday. Beloved husband of the late Gloria Watson (nee Trower); dear father of Richard (Jane) Watson, Susan Newell, Jane (Matt) O’Neill and Robert (Kim) Watson; loving grandfather of David (Jennifer) Watson, Amanda Newell, Alison (Clay) Graves, Benjamin Newell, Tessa O’Neill, Addie Rose O’Neill and Kristin Watson; special great-grandfather of Eve, Liv and Henry.

SERVICE: Visitation Friday, March 1st from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary, 6464 Chippewa St.; St. Louis, MO. Funeral Service Saturday, March 2nd, 9:30 am at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 3600 Hampton Ave.; St. Louis, MO 63109. Interment Private. If desired, memorial donations in Howard’s name may be made to Gethsemane Lutheran Church.

  • FAMILY

  • Gloria (nee: Trower) Watson, Wife
  • Richard (Jane) Watson, Son
  • Susan Newell, Daughter
  • Jane (Matt) O'Neill, Daughter
  • Robert (Kim) Watson, Son
  • David (Jennifer) Watson, Grandson
  • Amanda Newell, Granddaughter
  • Alison (Clay) Graves, Granddaughter
  • Benjamin Newell, Grandson
  • Tessa O'Neill, Granddaughter
  • Addie Rose O'Neill, Granddaughter
  • Kristin Watson, Granddaughter
  • Special great-grandfather of Eve, Liv and Henry.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 2, 2019
REMEMBERING

Howard L. Watson

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Paul Bellan-Boyer

March 2, 2019

Howard Watson was a good-hearted, kind, and loving man. And a load of fun. He and Gloria, Ada Schweller and Ruth Green, Ray and Gail Hamaan, and my parents enjoyed each others' company for years, in church, in pinochle games, in square dancing, and doubtless in ways that that we children knew only through the solid witness of their friendships and fellowship.

Blessed are those who knew him. May light perpetual shine upon him.

Paul Trower

February 28, 2019

Uncle Howard was like a second father in many ways, bringing me home from the hospital after I was born while Dad was in Korea, teaching me to drive while Dad was in Vietnam and being a mentor when I was employed at Union Electric for a short time. Thank you for sharing your loving heart and soul.

Alice Rau

February 27, 2019

My deepest sympathies to Howard's family friends and relatives. He was the most energetic man I've met he's a distant cousin to me to the killinger's and his wife and I am just so glad I've known him my sympathies again to all of you

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Biography

Howard L. Watson

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 23rd just shy of his 102nd birthday. Beloved husband of the late Gloria Watson (nee Trower); dear father of Richard (Jane) Watson, Susan Newell, Jane (Matt) O’Neill and Robert (Kim) Watson; loving grandfather of David (Jennifer) Watson, Amanda Newell, Alison (Clay) Graves, Benjamin Newell, Tessa O’Neill, Addie Rose O’Neill and Kristin Watson; special great-grandfather of Eve, Liv and Henry.


SERVICE: Visitation Friday, March 1st from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary, 6464 Chippewa St.; St. Louis, MO. Funeral Service Saturday, March 2nd, 9:30 am at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 3600 Hampton Ave.; St. Louis, MO 63109. Interment Private. If desired, memorial donations in Howard’s name may be made to Gethsemane Lutheran Church.