Friday, May 4, 2007

Norman Watson

Norman Watson, 86, much loved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, went peacefully to join his wife of 62 years on April 30, 2007.

He was born in Hailey, Idaho, on March 29, 1921, one of two sons, to Maude Barrett Watson and John Watson. He lived most of his life there and was known and liked by all. He and a friend were responsible for the first television reception in the Wood River Valley when they climbed Carbonate and installed an antenna. Many of the roads in Idaho were built by him and his relatives by marriage. He later moved to Twin Falls, Idaho, and made his home there. He was a hard-working, honest man, a wonderful father and grandfather and we will keep him in our hearts and memories always.

He was preceded in death by his father, his brother, his mother and his wife. He is survived by his daughter Donna Ellway, of Boise, Idaho; his daughter Melody (Roger) Lester, of Twin Falls; his grandchildren, Philip Ellway, of Portland, Ore., Brian (Therresa) Ellway of Kuna, Idaho, Aubrey (Calen) Moore of Fairfield, Idaho, Jennifer (Peter) Heekin of Hailey, Paula Palumbo of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Willie Lester of Twin Falls; his step-grandchildren, Nicole Lester of Denver, Colo., Jeremy Lester of Los Angeles, Calif., and Lonnie Lester of Pottsboro, Texas; his great-grandchildren, Isabella, Brian and Finn Heekin of Hailey; his step-great-grandchildren, Nick Ieste, Cecily Winkler, Rheana Ieste and Adam Winkler of Boise, Ashton Lester of Los Angeles and Aliza Lester of Pottsboro; and his nephew, who was like a son to him, John Watson of Shoshone, Idaho.

At his request, a private family service will be held. Arrangements were under the direction of Parke's Magic Valley Funeral Home of Twin Falls.

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