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Don L. Watson

September 24th, 1938 – January 8th, 2017

Don L. Watson, 78, of Astoria, passed away at 4:25 am on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Mason District Hospital in Havana. He was born on September 24, 1938 in Havana, the son of Alfred and Marjorie (Lynch) Watson. Don married Carolyn Rose on April 5, 1959 in Astoria. She preceded him in death on April 27, 2006.

Also preceding him in death are his 2 daughters, Janell Kay and Marcella Jean Watson, brother Jim Watson and his sister, Evelyn Moore.

Survivors include his 2 sons, Donnie (and Becky) Watson of Table Grove and Todd (and Sara) Watson of Browning, daughter, Melissa (and Chris) Shaw of Astoria, 9 Grandchildren, Brooke Kendrick, Grant (and Jessica Ippenson) Watson, Dylan (and Bhrea) Watson, Brian Watson, Preston Watson, Kenley Watson, Jacob (and Emma) Shaw, Jared Shaw and Jonah Shaw, 2 great-grandchildren, Taegan and Malachi Kendrick, 2 sisters, Doris Rowe of Lewistown and Karen Boehl of Havana, 2 brothers, Kenny (and Anita) Watson of Ohio and John Watson of Havana and his sister-in-law, Anne Watson of Havana.

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

He was a member of the Astoria Christian Church and the Astoria Fire & Rescue Squad, where he served as Chief and Chaplin. He also served on the Astoria Township Board and Astoria Park District Board. Don enjoyed to roller skate and even managed the Table Grove Roller Rink. He also enjoyed cutting wood and spending time with his grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Pastor Matthew Thiner and Pastor Gary Sheets will be officiating. A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 pm on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the funeral home. Interment at the Astoria Cemetery in Astoria. Memorials may be made to Toys for Tots or Astoria Christian Church Youth Funds.

Condolences


January 8th, 2017

We are so sorry for your loss. Don will be very missed. ~Jodie & Robbin Kost

January 8th, 2017

sorry for your lose Don am i are cousins we had alote of fun skating growing up Andrea Garvin

January 8th, 2017

I'm so very sorry for your loss Donald was a great guy. He will be greatly missed. Sending my payers and love to the family. ❤Nancy Watson-Wilson

January 8th, 2017

My mother (Esther Beekman) depended on Don and he was always willing to help!

January 8th, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family.

January 8th, 2017

Thank you Don for all you have done for the village of Astoria. You will never be forgotten

January 8th, 2017

To all the Watson family and relatives My father Dwight Eddington and my family David and Jerri Tippey are so sorry for you loss please have peace knowing that your wonderful father is in the hands of Jesus in full love and peace, I pray for all of you during this sad time and hope you find peace and love in each other. God Bless and know he will always be missed and loved.

January 8th, 2017

So sorry to hear this. He was such a nice man. Always willing to help anyone. Thoughts and Prayers for ALL of you

January 8th, 2017

Praying for the family during this difficult time. Fond memories of him when we lived in Astoria

January 8th, 2017

Greg and Debby Parker

January 8th, 2017

My heart is with you Uncle Kenny,Shelley, Anita. We love you.

January 8th, 2017

We were so very sorry to hear the news. Our hearts go out to all of you.
Wendell & DeeVon Schisler

January 8th, 2017

Our sympathy and prayers for all of your family ......may you feel Gods arms surround you with His comfort during this time...... Dennis & Cyndi Ratcliff

January 8th, 2017

I am sorry for your loss prayers for all the family Jack and Debbie

January 8th, 2017

Our thoughts are with you all. Don was such a nice person who was always there to help anyone who needed it. Randy and Vonnie Farwell

January 8th, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers to the family of Don..He has touched so many lives!! He will be greatly missed...The Irelands

January 8th, 2017

Absolutely a true man of men and will be missed. My sincere condolences to the family. Jeremy Westlake.

January 8th, 2017

Very sorry for your loss. Our condolences to the family. Ashley Davis & Josh Kendrick

January 8th, 2017

Very sorry for your loss. Astoria has lost a very kind and caring man. R. Vaughn Jr.

January 8th, 2017

We are so sorry for your loss. Don was a very special man. You are all in our prayers.

Ike and Linda Hackett
Norma Powell

January 8th, 2017

our sincerest condolences to to the Watson and Shaw families. Go Rest High on that Mountain, your work on Earth is Done. Fly High Brother until we all meet on the other side.

January 9th, 2017

So sorry for your loss

January 9th, 2017

My heart aches for each and every one of you. May God comfort you. With heartfelt sympathy, Mike and Jody Dean

January 9th, 2017

His smile I will miss

January 9th, 2017

He will be missed. Betty Bucher and Amy Wear

January 9th, 2017

Sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

January 9th, 2017

So sorry to hear about Don. Jim and I have so many memories of you dad. He will be missed He is at peace now. Love you all. Jim & Connie Dodd

January 9th, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very hard time in your lives. We will always remember Don's smile and willingness to always help anytime he could. May God hold you all in the palms of His hands until you meet again. Denis and Jerry Barnes

January 9th, 2017

So sorry to hear about your loss of Don. He was a kind & generous man. Mark & Mary Clayton.

January 9th, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers for your family. He will be missed. Tony and Cindy Clements

January 9th, 2017

Sorry to hear about Dons passing. Always enjoyed talking with him and he was always helpful in repairing my "Fix or repair daily truck". He will be missed greatly by the people of Astoria

January 9th, 2017

Don was a very kind and good man . He is with his wife now in Heaven!

January 9th, 2017

Thoughts and prayers to the family. Don was a thoughtful and kind man.
Dan and Bonnie Gunter

January 9th, 2017

Don was a very special person, he will be greatly missed by his family and the entire community. Thoughts are with you all,
Gary & Diane Westlake

January 9th, 2017

My thoughts are with the family at this time of your great loss, Don will be greatly missed.
Delbert L. Fairburn

January 9th, 2017

Sending prayers for the family. Jim and Vicky Ackley

January 9th, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Richard and Patricia Ketteman

January 9th, 2017

So sorry Don was s very special man and will be missed Sending prayers and hugs. Bob& Loretta Mummert

January 9th, 2017

Just heard about Don's passing. A great loss. He was one of the men who was a big help to me growing up. Whenever I was back there and got to talk to him, it was always great. Astoria will miss him greatly. Ben and Peterman

January 9th, 2017

Donny and family, So sorry for you loss, it is not easy to loose your pop, I think of mine all of the time.

January 9th, 2017

So sorry to hear about Don what a great guy and better friend really looked foward to seeing him on the weekends at my old resturant coming in with his grandson both having a half order of biscuits and gravy. He will be missed by alot. Rest in peace my friend God Bless.
John John and family

January 9th, 2017

I'd like to express my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Don Watson. My childhood was richer having the benefit of growing up in and around the Watson household. At church events, ball fields, corn fields, back woods, campsites, lakesides wherever kids went to enjoy themselves Mr. Watson was there to facilitate the fun. His enthusiasm, since of humor and genuine kindness was contagious. I'd be less a man if I didn't think I had that kind of spirit running through my heart. Please allow me to thank you for sharing your father and friend. He was special which makes me think we are all special too! Our Heavenly Father was very proud to welcome his son home today.

January 9th, 2017

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with all of you. Rochelle (Oest) Sappington

January 9th, 2017

So sorry to hear of your loss. It is sad to hear of another cousin leaving this earth. All Watson are great people too bad I didn't get to spend more time together. R.I.P. Donald. He will be missed. John and Shirley Ketteman.

January 9th, 2017

Our thoughts are with each of you. He will be sadly missed and always remembered. Zane & Joanie Morrell

January 9th, 2017

Sorry for your loss .

January 9th, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. Don was a good man. I'll keep the family in my prayers.

Melanie Moose Gutierrez

January 9th, 2017

So sorry to hear of Don's passing , Don & I met back in the 80's when I was a firefighter with Lewistown Fire

January 9th, 2017

So sorry to hear of Don's passing , Don & I met back in the 80's when I was a firefighter with Lewistown Fire

January 9th, 2017


prayers to cousin Donalds family. so sorry for your loss. may he rest in peace

January 9th, 2017

Sorry for your loss. Love and Prayers.

January 9th, 2017

Shirley Lawver

January 10th, 2017

THINKING OF THE ENTIRE FAMILY. I AM SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS! I AM SO THANKFUL FOR EVERYTHING DON DID FOR ME THROUGH THE YEARS. LOVE AND PRAYERS, HEATHER ROBERTSON

January 10th, 2017

As an old friend from Havana, I wish you God speed Bob Anderson Peoria, Il.

January 10th, 2017

Sorry to hear of Dons passing. dealt with him and Todd when I had the parts store in Astoria. I'm sure hes in a better place now. Pam and Woody Logan

January 10th, 2017

So sorry for your loss. He will be missed. Gis smile & wisdom will forever be missed. My prayers & thoughts go out to his family. Much love, Carol Long-Gauwitz.

January 10th, 2017

So sorry for your loss. He will be missed. His smile & wisdom will forever be missed. My prayers & thoughts go out to his family. Much love, Carol Long-Gauwitz.

January 10th, 2017

We are so sorry for your loss we all thought so much of Don Dad just loved him. Love and prayers Glenna parry Anthony and Tammy Baldry

January 10th, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Watson & Shaw family. Don was a special person who was such a blessing to our community. Doug & Cynde Ketterman

January 10th, 2017

You are all in my prayers. Unc will be deeply missed. Much love to you all!! ~ Kendra, Chad, Jared, Emelina, Ray & Erica

January 11th, 2017

We give our deepest sympathy to the family of Don Watson. He will be truly missed by many. He was a great man. Our thoughts are prayers are with you as you close this chapter in your life. It is even a greater emptiness when you lose both parents. May God comfort your family in the many difficult days ahead. Love Mike and Donna Shirley

January 11th, 2017

Words can not express my sorrow at the loss of Don. May God comfort his family during this time of loss. Mina Dickinson

January 12th, 2017

We are sorry for your loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Bob and Melba Baker