Lory E. Watkins
Lory E. Watkins passed away on April 25, 2013, of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). He was born October 6, 1941, in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Following graduation from Sturgeon Bay High School he enlisted in the US Air Force
and was trained as a transmitter repair technician. He was based at Iraklion Air Force Station on the island of Crete, then Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane. After four years in the USAF his career as a Broadcast Engineer took him to WOSU-TV KREM-TV, KSPS-TV and the University of Washington
. He was a Life Member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. After his retirement, he returned to school and graduated from the University of Washington in 1998. He had a life-long passion for fly-fishing and was a founding member of the Overlake Fly Fishing Club, Bellevue, WA. He was a Life Member of the Federation of Fly Fishers. He is survived by his wife, Linda Taylor Watkins, Burien, WA; his mother, Audrie Watkins, sister Rita Hunt, and brother Dean Watkins, all of Sturgeon Bay, WI; sister Judy Palmer, Green Bay, WI; and sister Myrna Herrbold, DePere, WI.
A celebration of Lory's life will be held on Thursday, May 16, at 12:15 at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent. Reception to follow at Meridian Valley Country Club. Memorials may be made to American Rivers or the