Darrel G. Watson

Darrel G. Watson April 7, 1931 – August 13, 2013 Longtime Delta resident, Darrel Watson, passed away at his home on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. He was 82 years old. A memorial service to honor and celebrate Darrel's life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday August 17, 2013, at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Darrel G. Watson was born to Glen F. and Reta G. (Cool) Watson on April 7, 1931, in Upton, Wyoming. He spent his early childhood in New Castle, Wyoming, graduating Cedaredge High School with the class of 1948. Following high school, Darrel honorably served his country with the United States Coast Guard in Baltimore, Maryland. On March 18, 1951, Darrel married the love of his life, Wilma M. Holder, in Eckert, Colorado. The newlyweds moved to Delta in 1957, where they would raise their three sons. Darrel and Wilma had the honor of sharing their 62nd wedding anniversary this year. Darrel, a retired steel worker, enjoyed traveling, watching sports and spending time with his grandchildren. Darrel was a member of the Delta Presbyterian Church; Delta Elks Lodge and J. C.'s. Darrel is survived by his wife, Wilma Watson of Delta; his sons, Mike Watson of Linden, CA; Curt (Jo) Watson of Austin, CO, and David (Ronda) Watson of Delta, CO; his brother, Dean (Darlene) Watson of Riverton, WY; eight grandchildren, Brandee (Mike) Ballou, Daniel (Brandon) Garner, Derek Watson, Garret (Hayley) Watson, Todd Watson, Travis Watson, Tyler Watson, and Austin Watson, and one great-grandchild, Alayna Watson. He was preceded in death by his parents. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Darrel's memory to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2232 North 7th Street, Suite 14, Grand Junction, CO 81501, or to Hope West Hospice, P.O. Box 24, Delta, Colorado 81416. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.

Published in The Daily Sentinel on Aug. 16, 2013