Gaylore P. Watson

Nov. 27, 1932 - Dec. 30, 2006

Gaylore P. (nee Johnson) Watson, 74, passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at Shorehaven Towers in Oconomowoc after a battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 27, 1932, in Holcombe, the daughter of Eugene and Elsa (nee Erdman) Johnson.

She married Leroy L. Watson on March 18, 1974, in Milwaukee. For the last 21 years, Gaylore lived in Oconomowoc. She worked many jobs in her lifetime, and her last job was as a nurse’s aid at St. Joseph Hospital in Milwaukee. Gaylore loved reading books and taking care of her cats and dogs.

She is survived by her brother, Duane (Dorothy) Johnson of Cornell, and sisters, Virgine Briggs of Holcombe and Byrdelle Johnson of Columbus, Ohio. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Elsa Johnson; her sisters, Gloria Johnson, Vivian Von Zimmer and Jenette Baehner; her grandparents, William and Augusta (nee Langbecker) Johnson; and her great-grandparents, Aslak and Maria (nee Hess) Johnson.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Friday, Jan. 5, at Schmidt-Bartelt Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc. Visitation will continue after the service until 9 p.m. Interment will be Saturday, Jan. 6, at Holy Innocents Cemetery, just north of Nashotah, in the same cemetery where her great-grandparents are buried.

In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates memorials to Shorehaven Towers in Oconomowoc and/or Oconomowoc Cancer Center.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4459.