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Keith Watkin

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Keith E. Watkin 1917 - 2011 CAMDEN, NY Keith E. Watkin, 94, of Camden, passed away on August 2, 2011 at Oneida Health Care Extended Care Facility. He was born January 30, 1917, in the Town of Florence, a son of Lloyd and Anna Bovee Watkin. He graduated from Camden High School in 1933. Keith then attended two years of Forestry College at Syracuse University before transferring to Cornell, graduating from the school of Agriculture in 1938. He worked as an agent for the Farm Adjustment Administration in Washington County, helped establish Harden Farms in Camden, was farm manager for Lyle Conde Milking Machine Company in Sherrill, Supervisor of Registration at the Holstein Association in Brattleboro, Vt., farm manager of Fairdale Farms in Bennington, Vt., and finally established his own dairy farm in Oriskany Falls, N.Y., from which he retired in 1995 and moved back to Camden into a home built by his father. In August of 1941 he married Ruth Mary Steele in Poultney, Vt. She passed away in 1974. On May 17, 1980 he married Jane Louese Curtiss. Keith is survived by his wife, Jane, Camden; three daughters; Carol J. and Aldo Salati, Oneida, Elizabeth A. and Nicholas Charest, Bennington Vt., Barbara L. Shumpert and Levert Sanders, Arlington TX., two sons, Keith L. and Mary Louise Watkin. Holland MI, and Douglas E. and Kimberly Watkin, South Burlington Vt; one sister Helen Linder Savicki, Clinton; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. MEMORIAL NOTICE: Funeral services were held Monday, August 8, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the LAROBARDIERE FUNERAL HOME INC. 109 Main Street Camden. Calling hours are Sunday 3-6 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, Camden. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Camden (Presbyterian), or the Alumni Scholarship Fund at Camden High School, Camden, NY. You may view obituary and send a message of condolence online at: www.larobardierefuneralhome.com

Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 9, 2011
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