Gloria Ann (Negranti) Watson


Quite unexpectedly and without pain and suffering, Gloria went to her Lord in Heaven on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. She was born as the third of four children to Marian and Mario Negranti on April 24, 1941. Gloria was born in San Luis Obispo, raised in Cayucos, and was a life-long resident of this area. She attended Cayucos Grammar School and then graduated from Coast Union High School in Cambria in 1959. She attended Cuesta College, and was employed as a stenographer at Atascadero State Hospital for slightly over one year. She and her husband of 58 years were married in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Cayucos on Sept. 19, 1959. They made their first home in Templeton. They moved to their present home in Atascadero in 1962. She was a stay-at-home mother for their children’s early years. She was employed by the Templeton Unified School District for over 25 years in various positions. She was the Administrative Assistant at Templeton High School for the majority of her time there. She was also an Avon representative for over forty years. Gloria was active in many and various volunteer organizations. She was especially passionate for her activities as a 4-H sheep project leader. She served in that capacity for over forty years. Gloria was a committee leader with the People’s Kitchen Paso Robles for many years, coordinating her team of other volunteers and providing meals for homeless people one day a month. She was frequently complimented by those recipients for her tasty, delicious and well-prepared meals which were funded entirely by their committee. She was an avid volunteer in many areas and could never do enough for others. She will be missed dearly by all that knew her. She was involved in many volunteer organizations, including but not limited to, the local Red Hats social group, Native Daughters of the Golden West, S. L. O. County Cow Belles, the Tuesday Housewives’ Bowling League, a Camp Fire and Cub Scout leader, a member of three local Bunco groups and advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association. She was a long-time parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Paso Robles. She has served there for many years as a volunteer in their office and classrooms and as an Eucharistic Minister and a Sacristan. Gloria is survived by her husband of 58 years, Allen Eugene “Gene” Watson of Atascadero; her son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Olivia Watson of Atascadero; her daughter, Joyce Watson of Paso Robles; her daughter and son-in-law, JuLee and Raymond Rocha of Atascadero; granddaughters: Melissa Watson and Becky Watson of Atascadero, and Heidi Weir of Paso Robles; grandsons: Nicholas Weir and Scott Yanaga of Paso Robles; and her brother, Robert Negranti of Morro Bay; plus numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters: Lola Washburn and lona Mitchell; and her sister-in- law, Vinetta Negranti. Her love of family and friends was unsurpassed. She was happiest when she was with her entire family. All who knew her enjoyed her excellent abilities in the kitchen and agreed that she was a renowned cook and baker. She was an accomplished seamstress and sewed many of her children’s and grand- children’s clothes when they were young. She enjoyed traveling with family and close friends and was always looking forward to her next cruise and bus trip. There will be a Rosary in her remembrance at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Paso Robles. A Mass of the Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Rose. lnterment at the Cayucos- Morro Bay District Cemetery will occur shortly thereafter. Arrangements are under the direction of The Chapel of Roses Mortuary in Atascadero. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the local Alzheimer’s Association, 4-H, St. Rose or the charity of your choice.

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