Helen Louise Watson, age 64, passed away on January 22, 2023. Louise was born December 14, 1958 in Eureka to Frank and Helen Wingo. She lived almost her entire life in Manila, from birth, until 2011, when she moved to Eureka. Louise married her high school sweetheart, Larry Watson, in 1974. She was known to many as “Aunt Lou” and was always willing to feed you, let you sleep on the couch, take a shower or help if she could. To her she had many kids and she loved them all, but she would also tell your ass off if you needed and sometimes even if you didn’t.

Louise was known for her loud personality and no-nonsense kind of attitude. She had many hobbies in her early years — she loved her horses and grew up riding on the beach of Manila. Later in life she loved beading, art and spending lots of time with her grandchildren whom she taught many naughty things and loved more than this world could ever imagine.

Helen is survived by her daughter Alisha Watson and her husband Mike Plante Jr., daughter Erica Fike, son Terry Watson, granddaughters Kiarra Plante, Abigayle Plante and her partner Alivia Seymore, grandson Mike Plante III, great-grandson Michael Plante IIII, brother and his wife Bill & Kathi Wingo, brother Franklin Wingo JR., brother Jim Wingo, niece Trisha and her husband Josh Dane, great-niece Maddison Dane, great-niece Taylor Dane, great -nephew Jacob Dane, great-nephew Colt Dane, niece Tanya Nottingham, nephew Franklin Wingo 3rd, nephew Robert Hunt and his wife Jeni Hunt, great-niece Kaetee Hunt, great-nephew Shane Hunt and his family, niece Violet Glass, great-niece Kashandra Darity, great-nephew Brayan Wade, great-niece Mahaylah Flood, cousins Hazel & Russel Fry, very close friends Danny Moss and family, Tom Stover and family, Jamie Peters & Karen Nichols.

Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Watson, parents Frank & Helen Wingo, in-laws Gerald and Violet Watson, nephew Bill Wingo Jr., brother -in-law Gerald “Punky” Watson, sister-in-law Laverna Beach, sister-in-law Ethel Miller, nephew Wayne Frisbee, nephew Carl Frisbee, and dear friends Curt Nottingham and many other close friends.

A special thanks to hospice of Humboldt and all of the other very special people that have helped throughout Helen’s illness.

There will be no services at this time.


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