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Age 90

Date of Death March 19, 2015

Place of Death Three Rivers, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral services beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Hohner Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Bartz officiating.

Obituary Notice

Alberta”Bert” Ruth Watson, age 90, of Three Rivers passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Kalamazoo, MI on December 27, 1924 the daughter of the late Arthur and Sylvia (Sharp) Hammond.
Alberta graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1943. She worked at several places throughout her life eventually retiring as a bus driver for Pathfinder Educational Center. Bert loved fishing, reading, crotcheting, but above all else she most loved her grandchildren. She was a life member of the Three Rivers Eagles #2303.
She leaves to cherish her memory son, Kenneth (Rosie) Stanard of Three Rivers; very special companion, Mr. Ralph Bence; step daughter, Marsha Burnham of Holland, MI; brother, Carl Hammond of Norfolk, VA; grandchildren, Sarah (Darin ) Stiteler and their daughter Ava Rose, and Shaun Stanard both of Three Rivers; special caregiver, Lavina “Viney” Gingrich; four step grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


The picture above is Bert with her beloved brother, Carl Hammond.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials may be donated to St. Joseph County Animal Rescue (A.R.F.) or Three Rivers Health Hospice. Envelopes available at the funeral home.



Condolence Messages(3)
I knew Bert through the Three Rivers Walking/ Running Club. She was always a delight--cheerful, upbeat, compassionate. My condolences to your families.

Kathy Vogel gave their condolences on 3/23/2015 at 11:27 AM


I worked with Bert for several years at CCC and she was a great friend to everyone. I knew her to be a really hard worker and so caring about others. Rest in Peace Bert and my condolences to the family.

Colleen Rudd gave their condolences on 3/23/2015 at 11:22 PM


I remember seeing Alberta walk down Maple Street pass my parents' house, as she walked regularly. She and my mother: Doloras J. (Helpin) Adams graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1943 and many times, would stop to talk to my mother when she would be taking her walks. I was fortunate to meet Alberta after my mother passed away (April 2007) ....one day as she was walking by the house. We had a very nice conversation, which I remember to this very day. Thank you, Alberta, for your kindness.

Randall P. Adams gave their condolences on 3/30/2015 at 10:54 PM

Age 90

Date of Death March 19, 2015

Place of Death Three Rivers, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral services beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Hohner Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Bartz officiating.

Obituary Notice

Alberta”Bert” Ruth Watson, age 90, of Three Rivers passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Kalamazoo, MI on December 27, 1924 the daughter of the late Arthur and Sylvia (Sharp) Hammond.
Alberta graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1943. She worked at several places throughout her life eventually retiring as a bus driver for Pathfinder Educational Center. Bert loved fishing, reading, crotcheting, but above all else she most loved her grandchildren. She was a life member of the Three Rivers Eagles #2303.
She leaves to cherish her memory son, Kenneth (Rosie) Stanard of Three Rivers; very special companion, Mr. Ralph Bence; step daughter, Marsha Burnham of Holland, MI; brother, Carl Hammond of Norfolk, VA; grandchildren, Sarah (Darin ) Stiteler and their daughter Ava Rose, and Shaun Stanard both of Three Rivers; special caregiver, Lavina “Viney” Gingrich; four step grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


The picture above is Bert with her beloved brother, Carl Hammond.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials may be donated to St. Joseph County Animal Rescue (A.R.F.) or Three Rivers Health Hospice. Envelopes available at the funeral home.


Condolence Messages(3)
I knew Bert through the Three Rivers Walking/ Running Club. She was always a delight--cheerful, upbeat, compassionate. My condolences to your families.

Kathy Vogel gave their condolences on 3/23/2015 at 11:27 AM


I worked with Bert for several years at CCC and she was a great friend to everyone. I knew her to be a really hard worker and so caring about others. Rest in Peace Bert and my condolences to the family.

Colleen Rudd gave their condolences on 3/23/2015 at 11:22 PM


I remember seeing Alberta walk down Maple Street pass my parents' house, as she walked regularly. She and my mother: Doloras J. (Helpin) Adams graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1943 and many times, would stop to talk to my mother when she would be taking her walks. I was fortunate to meet Alberta after my mother passed away (April 2007) ....one day as she was walking by the house. We had a very nice conversation, which I remember to this very day. Thank you, Alberta, for your kindness.

Randall P. Adams gave their condolences on 3/30/2015 at 10:54 PM