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Doreen Joy Watts


1928 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Doreen Joy Watts Obituary
March 25, 1928 - January 21, 2018 Doreen Joy Watts (née Shephard) passed away peacefully in Camarillo, California, on Sunday, January 21, 2018. Doreen was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on March 25, 1928 to Harry Hawkes Shephard, OBE and Silia Shephard Blanco. Her childhood was spent in Guayaquil and as a young woman she traveled to Southern California for schooling, attending USC. She returned to Ecuador in 1948, and met Leonard E. Watts, an American working in South America. They soon married in Guayaquil on July 30, 1948. Leonard and Doreen had two daughters, Patricia Lea and Audrey Lynn. Doreen spent many years as a devoted mother to her two girls and once they were both grown, she enjoyed an 18-year career as a sales associate for Robinsons-May. Doreen was a proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Watts Leamy (Robert) and Audrey Watts Drake (Richard); five grandchildren - Silia Leamy Blount, Lora Leamy Barker, Richard Drake III, Gregory Drake and Alyson Drake; and four great-grandchildren - Julia Blount, Alexander Blount, Ella Barker and Ainsley Barker. She is also survived by three siblings - Eileen Kenyon, June Griffin and Geoffrey Shephard, and numerous nieces and nephews. Doreen was preceded in death by her loving spouse, Leonard, her parents, and three siblings. A memorial mass will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery on February 17th at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Doreen's name to .
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 6 to Feb. 8, 2018
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