Gwen H. Watson

Swansea | Wednesday, February 24 2016

Gwen H. Watson went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.  Born April 20, 1912 in Kewanee, Illinois she was the daughter of Thomas A. and Julia (Hammond) Blazier.  Her relationship with our heavenly Father was the most important part of her life. She worked as a legal secretary for several law firms and later as Secretary to the Business Manager at the former Alton State Hospital. Mrs. Watson was a Hospice visitor, delivered Meals on Wheels, taught Driver’s Review for the State of Illinois, and worked with language groups, helping with relocation and learning English.  She served as Sunday School teacher and approximately 30 years as an organist at Calvary Baptist Church in Alton.  She married James R. Watson on June 21, 1934. He preceded her in death on May 13, 2012.  Surviving are two “adopted” granddaughters, Keri Lee Nguyen and Traci Lee Phan, and several nieces and nephews.  Along with her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother Thomas A. Blazier, Jr.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church in Alton.  Dr. Rick Patrick will officiate.  Private burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.  Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or to the charity of your choice.  Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements.  Online guestbook and information may be found at

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