Winifred Eva Neph (Watson), Gaylord, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the age of 76.
Winifred “Winnie” was born to Leon and Mary Janet (Soper) Watson on September 16, 1940. She was an accomplished artist and greatly enjoyed the outdoors. She loved to write poetry and was an avid reader. In her spare time, she was a rockhound, competitive card player and an animal lover. Winnie was very active in her community, and was a member of the GACA. Above all, Winnie loved spending time with her family and friends.
Winifred is survived by her children, Marcia (Allen) Bivins, Kevin (Troy) Bowden, Marilyn Oakes Bowden, and Kelly (Sheila) Bowden; grandchildren Nicholas, Christopher, Olivia, Carissa, Mackenzie, and Lynsey; siblings Sandra and Leon “Bud”; and many beloved extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, James; parents, Leon and Mary Janet; and sister Marilyn.
Winifred’s family will plan a celebration of her life at a future date. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.