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Brenda Watchorn

June 24, 1961 — November 8, 2019

Brenda Marie Watchorn age 58 of Baraga, MI passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019 at U.P. Health System in Marquette, MI.

She was born June 24, 1961 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI daughter to James and Alice (Carlson) Watchorn Sr. Brenda graduated from Sault Area High School in 1980. Brenda is proud of her work at Head Start as classroom assistant for 2 years and the kids just loved her. Brenda was a server at The Antler's restaurant and then an assistant manager at the Country Kitchen in the Sault. She moved to Baraga in 2011 and worked as a cashier at The Pines where she was known as being very friendly.

Brenda was a member of KBIC. She loved fishing, gardening, and traveling to see her grandchildren. If anyone ever tells you that you can’t do something, statistically the odds aren’t in your favor, or you’re “just” something—channel Brenda. She had a fight and passion that was unmatched. Brenda will always be remembered for her joy and strength, which she displayed until the end.

Surviving are her mother Alice Watchorn of Baraga; son Michael Watchorn of Baraga; daughter Alison (Bryan) Shores of Ann Arbor, MI; brother Ronald Watchorn and sister Cynthia (Michael) Pieri both of Baraga; two granddaughters, Grace Marie “Chickadee” Shores and Ila Ruth "Pila" Shores; nephew Jacob Watchorn; niece Katie Sarda; numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles.

She is preceded in death by her father James Watchorn Sr; bothers James and Timothy.

A celebration BBQ will be held in the future. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Cancer Clinic at Portage Health in Hancock. The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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