Beverly Watson

Beverly Watson

Beverly L. Watson of Otsego, Michigan,passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013 in Allegan. Mrs. Watson was born January 7, 1927 in Trowbridge Township to Curtis Sr. and Mildred (Newton) Holden and was a lifelong resident of the area.

For over 20 years she was employed by Otsego Public Schools in the hot lunch program. Beverly was an artist and a faithful member of Trowbridge United Methodist Church. In her leisure time she enjoyed gardening and watching the Hallmark Channel. Bev especially loved her grandchildren.

On March 1, 1946 in Trowbridge she married Amos J. Watson, who died in 1988. Also preceding her in death were her daughter, Annie Gavan, on October 16, 2009; a grandson, Darin Gavan; a sister, Dicia Steele; and a brother, Curtis Holden, Jr.

Surviving are 2 daughters and a son, Sharon (Claude) Hard of Cloverdale, David Watson of Trowbridge Twp. and Carol Watson of Martin; a son-in-law, Michael Gavan of Trowbridge Twp; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Leonard (Mary) Holden and Doris (David ‘Pete’) Youngs, both of Otsego; many nieces and nephews.

Friends may meet with Bev’s family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Friday, January 4, 2013, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the Trowbridge United Methodist Church, with Pastor Sheila F. Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Trowbridge Methodist Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Beverly may be made to The Trowbridge United Methodist Church.

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  1. Joyce Gilliland says:

    Whenever I thought of Mrs. Watson, I saw a smiling face and a kind expression. She will be missed from our annual Lenten Breakfast which she faithfully attended at the Otsego Methodist Church. Sending my love and sympathy to her family and her church family.

  2. Don and Shirley Brown says:

    Thinking of you at this very hard time. Our sympathy to her family. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word for all. It won’t seem the same going to breakfast at Trowbridge and not seeing her there..

  3. Bill & Susan Ashley says:

    Leonard & Mary, Kim, David, Carol, Sharon, Mike, the Youngs and the rest of Beverly’s Family….

    We will miss her smiles and hugs at church when we return next spring. And, she will now be in my thoughts along with those of Annie…they are both so much a part of my thoughts when I think of Trowbridge and the church “family”. Susan

  4. BobMiles says:

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Bev. She was a joy to talk to everyday in the lunchroom. I always would stop by to see her and spent time talking. Iam in Florida and unable to stop by the funeral home, my thoughts will be with the family. A nice lady

  5. Gwen. and Howard Norton says:

    My Sister-in-Law went home to be with her Lord. .Beverly was a kind,gentle,warm and talented person.The world could use more ….”.Aunt Beverlys ” ….You will be missed .!.Our prayers are with the family. Love, Howard and Gwen. (Holden) Norton

  6. Matt and Mary Blanchard says:

    For many years Bev has been like a grandmother to my husband and I, and we are very thankful to have had her in our life, though it is hard to say goodbye, i can’t help but fell relieved that her suffering is over, finally after so many year she is able to reunite with Amos, and the good feelings i am getting from this are truly out weighing the emptiness, I will Miss her body, but she will never be removed from my memories. Love to you bev. thanks for being in my life.

  7. Linda Venen-Cole says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your Mother was a fine lady that always had a smile for everyone! That is what I remember most about her. she went out of her way to stop and talk no matter how busy she was. You have fond memories to treasure.

  8. Julie McWilliams says:

    May you find peace in your wonderful memories of your Mom and strength in knowing that she is with her Lord. I’ll be praying for you, Carol and your family through this very difficult time.

  9. Donna Rose Weller says:

    Dear Carol and Dave,
    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a very nice lady. You will dearly miss her, but in those times, Rely on your wonderful memories!
    Take Care,

  10. Brenda Standish says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Beverly’s passing. I enjoyed working with her for many years. She was such a warm and friendly lady with a wonderful smile. She will be missed.

  11. ivan & Phyllis Niswender says:

    To Beverly’s family: Our prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of Beverly. She was a real sister in Christ to us and we will never forget all she did for us while we were at Trowbridge Church. Our memories also include Amos and Annie, and how much we loved each of them. Ivan & Phyllis Niswender

  12. Hope Wahl says:

    I am SO SORRY for your loss !!! Aunt Beverly will definitely be missed ! I loved her fiesty nature, and will truly miss her giggles and hugs !!! Some of my favorite ‘family reunion’, or ‘Holden Christmas Eve party’ memories are of the ‘sisters’ as I refer to them…. my mom Dicia, (who died one year ago), your mom Beverly (who now joins her in heaven :), and then the third sister Doris, all sitting around and just giggling ! ( I think Aunt Mary was in there too laughing – the fun sister in law !!!) I LOVED that about them !!! Such a sweet memory to cherish !! I pray that you all find peace in the arms of Jesus as you walk through these upcoming days without your Momma ! He truly loves you and longs to love and comfort you !!! Hope

  13. Betty Fales McDaniel says:

    I will always be thankfull to Beverly for teaching sewing for the
    4-H girls in the “50’s”

    I have used those skills over and over during my life.

  14. Beverly Harper says:

    Bev was one of a kind. We were friends for over 71 years, and you couldn’t find a better one. Love you. Thanks Carol for informing me, appreciate it more than you know. Love and Prayers to all.

  15. Ruth (Hughes) Thornton says:

    Sorry for your loss. One of last of that generation. Sorry I can’t bring Margaret to the funeral but will let her know.
    I remember baby sitting for Margaret when she and Wally lived aove Beverly and Amos back when I was a teen. Time sure does fly. Good memories. My condolence to all of your family.

  16. Colleen (Kelsey) Ziemer says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Beverly. I’ve known her since I was little. She will be missed by many. I will certainly miss her bear hugs! I have fond memories of both her and Amos. My condolences to the whole family.

  17. Sharon Hilts Buys says:

    So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing Bev and talking to her. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

  18. Karon Dunifin says:

    I am so sorry to here of the lose of your Mother, she was a remarkable woman and I am blessed to have known her. God calls us all one day and Jan 1st was her day, she home with Amos and Ann now, our loss is their gain.

    May God hold you tight as you mourn her passing.

  19. louise says:

    I’m sorry to hear you lost your Mother. I know how much you love her .

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