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Barbara D. Watson

November 16, 1931 ~ November 30, 2021 (age 90)

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Howland - Barbara D Watson, 90, passed away peacefully Tuesday November 30th in her home surrounded by her family.

Barbara was the daughter of Luman and Stella Deuchler, born November 16, 1931 in Detroit Michigan.  She was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and Ohio University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology.  After graduation, she married Paul A Watson and they enjoyed 47 years together until Paul’s passing in 2000.   

During her active years, you could find Barb on the tennis court or maybe the golf course, walking one of her Irish Setters, volunteering at Trumbull Memorial gift shop or serving coffee for Town Hall.

Affectionately known as Gram to most, she loved coffee and puzzles, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, peas with her mashed potatoes, and her dog Jazzy.  Her greatest joy came from annual trips to the Outer Banks with her family, and the countless sporting events, plays and productions she attended watching her grandchildren.

Survivors include her 4 children, Robert Watson and his partner Sandy Rohrman of Howland; Karen Watson of Howland; Laura Flowers (Mike) of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and David Watson and his partner Karen Craig of Columbus, Ohio.  She also leaves 5 grandchildren Krista Watson (fiancée Gary Bridgens) of Washington, DC; Kyle P Watson of Howland; Dr. Kayla Fralic (Tyler) of Conneaut, Ohio; Michael Flowers, Jr of Clearwater, Florida; and, Caroline Watson of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

A special thanks to Kayla for being Gram’s companion during the COVID pandemic, and her caretaker during her final days with us.  The bond they had was very special.

We ask that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, 812 Youngstown Kingsville Road SE, Vienna, Ohio 44473.

Calling hours for Gram will be held on Friday December 3 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483. The family requests that the unvaccinated please wear masks.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to the family.

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


December 3, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel
1884 North Road NE
Warren, OH 44483


Animal Welfare League
PO Box 66, Vienna OH 44473

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