Sgt. 1st Class Allen R. Watson, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2013. Born to parents Mr. and Mrs. Roy Watson, who preceded him in death, as well as a sister, Catherine and brothers, Roy and Alfred. Allen was a proud Veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired from his Army military service after 20 years and then went on to serve the City Of Colorado Springs Utilities for 20 years as well. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 49 years, Bertie Watson; and loving children: Linda Revious, Cheri Watson, Claudia Douglas, Vickie Koeppel, Mark Watson, Michelle Watson and Terri Gelwicks; and a sister, Evelyn Williamson. He and his wife were blessed with 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A service celebrating his life will be held on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 11:00 am, Swan-Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.
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Published in The Gazette on July 4, 2013