THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Dorothy L. Watson
Issue Date: July 3, 2014
Dorothy L. (Hess) Watson, 101, of Niagara, passed away Friday, June 27 at Maryhill Manor Nursing Home, Niagara.
Born Aug. 15, 1912, in Detroit, Mi., to Vernon and Buella (Phillips) Hess, she grew up and attended school there. She married Orlo Watson in 1932, in Salem, Ark. and he preceded her in death in 1997. They resided in Thayer, Mo., and then moved to Adrian, Mi. In 2003 she moved to Niagara to be closer to her son. A member of the Niagara Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses, she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and reading.
She is survived by two sons, Robert (Nancy) Watson, Bisbee, Az. and Richard Watson, Iron Mountain, Mi.; a sister, Alice Ehnis, Yuma, Az.; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband Orlo, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Hess and two sisters, Joyce Darling and Marie Komm.
Per her wishes, private family visitation and services were held. Jacobs Funeral Home, Niagara Chapel assisted the family.