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June Eilen Watson

Birth Date: June 7, 1924
Death Date: August 28, 2016

June Eileen Dunbar Watson June 7, 1924 – August 28, 2016 San Diego June Eileen Amanda Dunbar Watson passed away peacefully at her San Diego home with family by her side. The daughter of Adele (Andersen) and John Dunbar, June was born in Paris, France. She attended early schooling in England and migrated to the United States in 1936 settling in New York City with her mother, brother Jack and sister Adele. Upon marrying Joseph Watson in 1948 she lived in Lawrence, Massachusetts for 25 years where she raised her four children: John “Shane,” Judy, Jamie and Jeannie. June and Joe retired in San Diego in 1975. June enjoyed spending time with her family, making crafts for the church bazaars, cooking, and water aerobics, which she taught until her mid-80s! June was predeceased by her beloved husband of 52 years in 2000, son Jamie in 2008 and brother Jack in 2011. She is survived by her 3 children, 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, her very special sister Adele and brother-in-law Herb Hansen of Las Vegas, sister-in-law Ann Dunbar of Florida, several nieces, nephews and cousins. June was a devout Catholic and 40-year member of St. Catherine Laboure Church where a mass celebrating her life will take place on Saturday, September 3rd at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the San Diego Alzheimer’s Association .
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Sept. 1, 2016

Funeral Mass
September 3, 2016
2:00 pm
St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church
4124 Mt. Abraham Avenue San Diego, CA 92111
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  1. Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your dear, loved one. Death is hard to deal with. Even Jesus gave way to tears when Lazarus died (John 11:35). But our Heavenly Father views death as an enemy and promises to put an end to it (1 Cor 15:26). We can look forward to being reunited with our loved ones again. For additional information please visit

  2. The Bible at Psalms 90:10 refers to those who live well into their 70’s or 80’s as being especially strong. Yes, your beloved June was so blessed. May her strength trickle down to her family and friends so you may be comforted in the days to follow. Lean on God for ‘everlasting comfort and good hope’, 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17 for he is close to those ‘brokenhearted’ Psalms 34: 18. My deepest sympathy.

  3. Please accept my condolences for the passing of your dear loved one. When someone we love dies, the heartache and grief can be great. I hope that you can be comforted knowing that God cares for you and sees your pain. (1 Peter 5:7) "He is close to the brokenhearted and He saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18) May you find comfort and relief during this grievous time, as you cherish the precious memories of June.

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