Donald Ray "Don" Watson

(June 29, 1955 - October 19, 2018)

The Lusk Herald
October 24, 2018

Donald Ray “Don” Watson was born June 29, 1955 to Donna Jean Reed Watson and Marion “Bud” Watson in Casper Wyoming. Don spent his growing up years between Casper, Lusk; and a place he loved dearly, The 77 Ranch in Lance Creek, Wyoming. Throughout the years Don spent time in Arizona, Lusk, Torrington, Jackson Hole and Mesquite Nevada. He settled in Casper full time in 1991.

Don specialized and excelled in Custom home construction and was a Master Craftsman at custom finish work. His exceptional work can be seen from one end of Casper to the other.

Watson Construction partnered with Rich Fairservis, Reeann McCool and Tony Stremming in 2002 to create Capri Homes LLC.

Don’s passions included his Harley Davidson, golf, brandings at the 77 Ranch, his time spent in Mesquite Nevada and his cat Scamp.

He is survived by his sister Judy Watson Herz, brother Troy Watson (Crystal), neice Heidi Cardwell and her children Bristol and Reagan, uncles Bud Reed (Betty Jean) and Frank Jones (Amy), Fiancee, Robin Winters and her son Jazz Turnbow, and numerous cousins and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his grandparents Ray and Bernice Reed, Parents Jean and Bud Watson and nephew Tom Cardwell.

There is a Celebration of Don’s Life planned for July 29, 2019, Don’s birthday.

In lieu of flowers there will be an account set up in Don’s name at Hilltop Bank accepting donations for the First Annual Don Watson Memorial Golf Tournament to be held next summer.

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