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Elsie May Watts nee Griffin     (1909 - 2001)
 
ELSIE MAY GRIFFIN was born 16 Feb 1909 at Kaponga, Taranaki - her birth was registered at Riverlea and was the daughter of ARTHUR and HELENA MARIA GRIFFIN.

Elsie married (1) REEFORD BALL WATTS in 1936, son of JOSEPH ROBERT WATTS, farmer of Okiawa and JANE THERESA BALL. Reef, the youngest of 6 boys, was born on 06 May 1903, and was a farmer at Kaupokonui.

Children of ELSIE GRIFFIN and REEFORD WATTS are:

i. NOEL REEFORD WATTS, born 9th Sep 1937 at Manaia; married at Wanganui (1) DIANE RUTH WHITING b. Masterton; their son David Noel Watts.

Married (2) ELIZABETH ANN WATSON at Palmerston North; Elizabeth has 3 children Karl Robert, Donna Lee and Kim Lee Watson.
Noel passed away 11 Dec 2010 at Palmerston North

ii. SHONA JEANETTE WATTS, mar. GEORGE LEONARD MITCHELL.
Their children Carol Jeanette, Wayne George and Yvonne Shona Mitchell

iii. GARY LYFORD WATTS, mar. MURIEL MOORE. Their children are Rhys, Brenda and Craig

Reef died on 27th Feb 1966 in Kaupokonui, Taranaki aged just 62 years and was buried 01 Mar 1966, Manaia Cemetery

Elsie remarried MARCUS LEO AUGUSTINE TOZER, a piano tuner of Hawera on ................, He was the son of ALFRED and AMY TOZER and was born in 1899. His first marriage was to Isabel May Reeve in 1924 (she died in 1973) Marcus died 22 Oct 1977 in Eltham aged 77 years and was buried 25/10/1977 with his first wife at Eltham Old Lawn Cemetery.

Elsie died 29 Jun 2001 in Taupo aged 92 years. Her funeral service celebrating her life was held 3rd July at the Wesley Church, Hawera and Elsie was buried at Manaia Cemetery with Reef.

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