John William Watson


Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2001

Kasilof resident John William Watson died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna of congestive heart failure. He was 75.

Services will be held at a later date.

Mr. Watson was born on March 12, 1927, in Eldorado, Ark. He graduated from high school and served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956. He served with Sub Group 2 in San Diego, The Pacific Reserve Fleet, and the U.S. Naval Station in Kodiak. He was a truck driver for Purity Stores for 35 years.

Mr. Watson moved to Alaska in 1980 and lived in Palmer until 1985, when he moved to Kasilof. He enjoyed collecting knives, fishing, hunting and being outdoors.

"He was the oldest of six children. Always the big brother. Always looked out for us, and was always there when needed. He served his country in the Navy on Kodiak Naval Station. He was an avid hunter and fisherman," the family said. "After retirement he moved to Palmer then finally to Kasilof, where he made beautiful and loving friends. He will be greatly missed."

Mr. Watson is survived by three brothers, eight nieces and nephews and five great-nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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