Gloria Jean Watson

Nov. 24, 1945 April 9, 2013

Gloria Jean Watson, 67, Altoona, died Tuesday at home after an extended illness.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William and Skip (Holderman) Atherton. She married Richard M. Watson on Feb. 3, 1962, in Altoona.

Surviving are her husband; two sons: Richard W. and wife, Juanita, of East Freedom and Michael D. of Altoona; five grandchildren: Michael, William, Samuel, Jessica and Samantha; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Wayne A.

Gloria was a 1961 graduate of Altoona High School and had been employed at Altoona and Bon Secours hospitals. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Altoona, and she was devoted to her family and grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park Cemetery, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, River Walk Corporate Centre, 333 E. Carson St., Suite 441, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.