Gloria Pearl Watson

September 26, 1922January 11, 2021

Gloria Pearl Watson, 98, of Terre Haute passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021 at Union Hospital. She was born on September 26, 1922, in Terre Haute to Alfred and Catherine (Bowman) Armstrong.

Gloria is survived by her daughters, Susan Moore of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Cathy Spetter (Fay) of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Kile Moore, Chad Moore, Aaron Moore, Ryan Moore, Jennifer Fulkerson, Diedra Burns, Audra Carrel, John Bush, Autumn Pies, and Luke Spetter; son-in-law, Terry Bush; nieces, Patty Armstrong, Gloria McCallister, Jill McGill (Bill), Kim O’Kelly (Rod); nephew, Skip Armstrong; eighteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph Watson; daughter, Linda Ann Bush; an infant daughter; son-in-law, Dan Moore; siblings, Phillip Armstrong, Catherine Lowe, and Granville Armstrong; and a nephew, Jerry Armstrong.

Gloria attended Gerstmeyer Tech High School. She began working at McCrorey’s Dime Store. She worked as a Beauty Operator for many years and was also a secretary/bookkeeper at Goodman-Wolfe. Blessed with a creative nature, Gloria could make anything she set her mind to. She was an excellent seamstress and stained glass artist. She loved to bake and cook. Gloria also had a green thumb which made her an excellent gardener. She canned her homegrown vegetables every year. Gloria loved animals of all types. She was a breast cancer survivor. Most of all, Gloria was the best mother and grandmother in the world. She will be truly missed.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 15 in Roselawn Memorial Park. Roselawn Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at


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    Friday, January 15, 2021


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June Knight Shassere

January 23, 2021

Gloria Watson was a lovely lady who valued her family and her role in it. I am happy she lived such a long life, near her children and grandchildren. My last meeting with her was in Indianapolis when she and her husband Joe came to my home to have lunch with one of Joe’s English cousins. I know she will be missed by all who knew her. May God bless all of you.
June Knight Shassere

Rick & Barb Vrabic

January 15, 2021

So sorry to hear of Gloria leaving this earth and entering heaven.
Can you imagine the reunion with her love, Joe? Beautiful, we bet!
Every time we would see Gloria out, she always had a beautiful smile on her face, she also spoke kind words that made your day!
We are praying for you & your family during this most difficult time.

Jennefer Moore

January 14, 2021

I'm very saddened to hear the news of Gloria's passing. She was a wonderful woman and took being a grandmother to the next level. You were never hungry when she was around because she was always ready to feed you :)
I remember celebrating her 90th birthday and hope the family finds comfort celebrating her long life and all the lives she touched while she was here.

With Love,
Jen and the kids

Sue Treadway

January 13, 2021

Mrs Watson was a very dear lady and Mother. I was good friends with her daughter Linda Ann and Mrs Watson always tolerated our group stopping by. She even allowed us to help make Christmas cookies and as I remember we messed up the snickerdoodles. She had us start over and we were able to get the job done.

I have great memories of the other girls as well.
So sorry for your loss .

Sue Holloway Treadway