My Dad was a friend of George for many years. They met at University of Portland. As I was growing up, I knew him as Uncle George and Uncle Wally. I have a picture of Uncle George and my Dad in their WWII uniforms. He was alway such a kind man. He made me laugh every time we went to his pharmacy. I hope he will be able to meet my mom in heaven. Christine Flaherty Toops
Seeing all the family and friends today at St Mark was a real treat. How George would have enjoyed such a great gathering.I feel sure he was watching.Love you all, Miriam
I was blessed to have met George and am thankful to have had him as part of my life, as short as it was. We met at Trinity Presbyterian church and we live on his route to the nursery so we would have the opportunity to chat. He was always supportive and caring to me. God bless you all for your loss of such a beacon of kindness and love.
He was a good friend and neighbor. Mom ,Dad and I really liked George and his wife Louise. Jim (their son) was very involved in our lives and helped sell my folks' house. George and his wife will be truly missed.
Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time as you grieve the loss of your Dad, while celebrating the rich life and legacy he has left behind in each of you, his children. He was a such good man filled with strength and determination, who was an inspiration to many. He will be missed beyond measure. Many blessings to each of you.
George is going to be missed at the Smile swimming class, I knew him too from when he own the drugstore as that was our drugstore. Leonor F. Lewis
A Tribute to George Watson, Watson's Pharmacy
I went into Watson's Pharmacy to pay a utility bill. I had been working in the yard and I looked a mess. George Watson took my payment and said “Are you looking or a job?” I most certainly was, but not wearing my yard clothes. George hired me on the spot. It was the best job I ever had. I loved the customers and I loved George and Wally. Working at Watson's was not my first job. When I was 16, I worked at Kress Dime Store while I went to night school. Then I went to work for Blyth & Company banking investors. After that, I worked at Boeing in Seattle, Lerner's in Portland and The Clothes Hanger (a used clothing store in Raleigh Hills). But of all the jobs I ever had my favorite was Watson's Pharmacy. George and Wally were wonderful mentors and invested their time in training me to be a pharmacist's technician. They taught me so well that I passed the State Board's on my first try.
I will always be indebted to George not only for giving me a job and training me in a new career as a pharmacist's technician but also for the confidence he showed in me. George was a kind, loyal, supportive boss and a trusted friend. I am so thankful to both George and Wally for the opportunity to have worked for them. I loved them both. God bless George and Wally and I pray that I will see them again along with their wives Marietta and Louise. They have left behind a loving and wonderful family to carry on their legacy.
Your loving and grateful employee and friend,
Betty A. Day
linda, so sorry for the loss of George but he lived a long good life. I so enjoyed meeting and seeing him at Dennis's over the last 30 years off and on. always a good guy to chat with. my thoughts are with you all. nancy dragoo