Catherine M. Ayala Watson, age 73 of Lima, and formerly of California, passed at 2:45 p.m., Thursday, January 20, 2022 at St. Rita’s Mercy Health. She was born April 28, 1948 to the late Edwin M. and Wilma I. Gratz Sharpe. In October 2014 she married Larry B. Watson, who survives.
Mrs. Watson retired as a human relations trainer with the K-Mart Corporation working in Ohio and California.
Also surviving, are 2 daughters – Melissa R. Coehick of Troy; Melinda K. App of Union, Ohio; 6 grandchildren – Justin, Brittany, Allen, Makenzi, David, and Devin, 2 great grandchildren; 1 brother – Deane Sharpe of Lima; 2 sisters – Sybil Makruski of Naples, FL and Belinda John of Lima.
She was preceded in death by 2 brothers – Ted Sharpe and Burt Sharpe; 2 sisters – Sandy Miller and Mary Neal.
It was Catherine’s wishes for no services. She wanted to be memorialized by the many memories shared with friends.