Shirley Watson, 83

Shirley J. Watson of Oxford, formerly of Ortonville/Clarkston passed away July 10, 2021 after a short illness at the age of 83.

Shirley Watson

She was the wife of Donald for 63 years; mother of Kamala McLarty and Rebecca (late Mark) Gieseking; grandma of Matthew McLarty, Andrew “A.J.” (Mandy) McLarty, Courtney Gieseking, Amber (Josh) Marck, Jessica Gieseking and Markie Gieseking; great grandma “Gigi” of Henry Marck; sister of Helen McClellan, Ruth Ann (Gus) Firu and Jack (late Robin) Bett. She is also survived by many nieces & nephews
Shirley was preceded in death by her siblings: Ivan, Raymond, Edgar, Ronald, Lee, Joanne and Bill.
Shirley retired from Farmer Jack, Drayton Plains. She enjoyed going to the casino, camping, bowling and traveling. She and her husband were active at the American Legion Post 63.
Memorial Service Friday, July 16 at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church, Clarkston. Friends may visit at the church at 10 a.m. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Memorials may be made to First Congregational Church for the food ministry. Please leave a memory or condolence on Shirley’s online guest book at

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