Ken passed away on Tuesday November 27th at the Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, WA. He taught us by example how to be our best possible selves by being optimistic, curious, open-hearted, loving and humble, with the gift to make each person he knew feel special.
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He was born in Anchorage AK and moved with his family to Vancouver WA to further his career as a power plant electrician which eventually led him to Hermiston, OR for the past 37 years. Ken enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with friends and family.
Ken was a father, grandfather, great grandfather, nephew, cousin, brother, uncle, and friend.
Ken is survived by his children, Donald Watson, Keri Watson and Ryan Watson; his grandchildren Jessicca Foster, Hunter Watson, with great grandchildren Cole and Olivia Foster; brothers and sisters, Harry Watson, Ruth Hofstad, Marion Bolen, Frederick Watson II, Susan Grabler, Sharon Scroggins, Karen Melven, Debra Watson, as well as Aunts Florence Milton, Ruth Piotrowski and Louise Halbert. Preceded in death by parents Frederick Watson II, Bella Watson and sister Diane Watson.
We will miss Ken's big grin, his even bigger heart and infectious chuckle. And we will always hold him close and be grateful for his life.
A service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 8th at Burns Mortuary Chapel, 685 W Hermiston Ave, Hermiston, OR.
Please sign the condolence book at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com
Burns mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.
Published in adn.com from December 2 to December 3, 2012