Don Watson

Don L. Watson, 78, of Astoria died at 4:25 a.m. Jan. 8, 2017, at Mason District Hospital in Havana.

He was born Sept. 24, 1938, in Havana, a son of Alfred and Marjorie Lynch Watson. He married Carolyn Rose on April 5, 1959, in Astoria. She preceded him in death on April 27, 2006.

He also was preceded in death by two daughters, Janell Kay and Marcella Jean Watson; one brother, Jim Watson; and one sister, Evelyn Moore.

Surviving are two sons, Donnie (and Becky) Watson of Table Grove and Todd (and Sara) Watson of Browning; one daughter, Melissa (and Chris) Shaw of Astoria; two sisters, Doris Rowe of Lewistown and Karen Boehl of Havana; two brothers, Kenny (and Anita) Watson of Ohio and John Watson of Havana; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was owner and operator of Curly’s Auto Repair in Astoria.

He was a member of Astoria Christian Church and Astoria Fire and Rescue Squad, where he served as Chief and Chaplin. He also served on the Astoria Township Board and Astoria Park District Board. He managed the Table Grove Roller Rink.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Pastor Matthew Thiner and Pastor Gary Sheets officiating. Burial will be in Astoria Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Toys for Tots or Astoria Christian Church Youth Funds.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/11/2017


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