Helen and Family, We have such fond memories of Dick, your dear mother and you , Helen! Our love and prayers are being sent to you from Wayne, myself and our girls! God Bless you, Loving Hugs, Jo Reeder
I have many fond memories of Dick's visits to my office when I had the pleasure of having an office at Westwind for eight years. He was truly one of the most well educated people I had ever known and always knew what was going on in the world, now and in the past. Dick had such a sharp memory and it was enjoyable to listen to him recount a story about an individual, complete with the life history of the individual and all who were involved in the story! May God bless the soul of Dick Watson as he rests peacefullys and enjoys eternal life.
Your presence in our office will be missed.
Dick was a very intelligent man and so well read. He kept up with all the politics of the country, state and town.
He was really a lot of fun and had that grin that made you smile. Some of Dick's family lived in Redwood City and when he came to the Bay Area, we were always included in the visits over the years. He was "family" to us.
Dick holds a special place in my heart and I will miss him.......love Andrea
In 1944 my husband who was an Air Force pilot, was stationed in Bakersfield. We were fortunate enough to meet a nice lady whose husband was overseas and she took a liking to us and rented us a room in her home. Her name was Evelyn Watson. She had two children, Richard (Dick) who was 15 years old and his younger sister Helen.
Evelyn insisted we share the kitchen and then we soon were sharing meals together as a family. It was fun eating so many good meals together. Bob, my husband would fly low over the house so we knew he would soon be home for dinner. I remember that I bought a chicken and couldn't clean it out. I brought it to Evelyn and asked her if she could clean it since my stomach felt a little queezy. One day I decided to make biscuits to show off my cooking skills. Well, when everyone started to bite into the biscuits.....they were very hard. Dick threw the biscuit into the garbage and it made a "bing" noise just like a rock and soon everyone was throwing them into the garbage can and couldn't stop laughing.
Dick liked to go biking with me and we had lot's of fun. Those were the days!
I remember Helen loved chocolate ice cream. One day she came home with chocolate smeared on her face. Her mother looked at her and asked if she had stopped at the ice cream parlor. She replied "no mother". I don't remember what happen but..........
These are just a few little memories as to why Dick and his family were "our family," too.
We stayed in touch all these years, making visits back and forth. On one of those visits in 1979, we said to Dick "do you have anything new on the market".........We ended up buying a 5 unit apartment building from him. What a salesman! But more than that, Dick was like a son to us.
I will miss you so much, Dick.....Love Addie
The most high (Psalm 83:18) promises these things are only temporary. Romans 8:18. I send my deepest condolence