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Gail Aguirre Watson

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Gail Aguirre Watson passed away in Santa Monica on September 3, 2015, at the age of 74. She was born in San Francisco on April 8, 1941 to Louis and Marian Aguirre. A fourth generation San Franciscan, she attended The Convent of the Sacred Heart and graduated high school from Katherine Delmar Burke School. She matriculated in Hollins College in Roanoke, VA, and also studied abroad in Paris, at the Sorbonne. After graduation, she earned her teaching credential from San Francisco State College and taught in the San Francisco public schools, before moving on to join the Flying Tigers and Pan American Airways. She married Paul M. Watson, the love of her life and husband for 47 years, on February 10, 1968. Her true passion became raising their four children, Merrill, Geoffrey, James and Catherine. With a wonderful sense of humor, she loved the adventure of life and especially enjoyed spending valuable time with her grandchildren, traveling the world, visiting her family's ranch near Mt. Lassen, playing a competitive game of dominoes, dancing to a good 50s tune, and speeding down the Pacific Coast Highway, wind blowing in her hair. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband Paul, her well-loved children, Merrill E. Shaw (Jeremy), Geoffrey T. Watson, James A. Watson (Tiana), Catherine A. Schwarz (Konrad), her beloved grandchildren, Emmy, John-Paul, Katrina, Konrad, Sofia and Mahina, and her loving brother, Richard Aguirre. She also leaves behind many cherished nieces and nephews, extended family and close friends. Friends are invited to attend the Vigil Service Wednesday 7 PM at the Evergreen Mortuary of McAvoy O'Hara Company, Geary Blvd at 10th Ave. The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, September 10th at 9:15 AM, at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 2320 Green St., San Francisco, CA, with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to The Lupus Foundation of America (www.lupus.org).
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 5 to Sept. 6, 2015
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