Clarence Arnold Watson
Clarence A. Watson
Clarence A. Watson, 72, a resident of Lusk since 1975, died in Jay Em on Monday, Sept, 22.
Watson was born October 20, 1907, in Salem, Mo., the son of Leonard and Hattie Watson. After attending school in Salem he worked in the timber industry until moving to Laramie in 1942. There he was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad for 10 years. In 1952, he purchased a sawmill at Esterbrook which he operated until his retirement in 1964. He lived in Douglas until moving to Lusk in 1975.
He was married to Gladys Richardson on November 16, 1929, in Alton, Mo.
Funeral service will be this Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Peet Mortuary. The Rev. Lawrence Kelley will officiate.
Organist will be Edna DeCastro with Mae Pilon singing "In The Garden" and "How Great Thou Art."
Active casket bearers will be Harry Sandford, Chuck Santistevan, Jim Santistevan, John Watson, Merlin Frye and Bob Emery. Honorary bearers will be Vern Russell, Glen Russell, Warren Manning, Denton Watson, Bill Watson, James Richardson, Jim McAllister and Arthur Verick.
Interment will be in Lusk Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the heart fund.
Watson was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife Gladys, five children, Eugene Arnold, Yoder, Ruth EcElderry, Kent, WA, Helen Johnson, Cheyenne, Geneva Baker, Ranton, WA, and Joy Eddy, Douglas; two sisters, Velma Russell, Douglas, and Mary Lou Nash, Salem, Mo.; four brothers, Buck of Alton, Mo., Wesley and Pete of Salem and Leslie of Pekin, Ill.; 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.