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Edwin H. Watts Sr.


1922 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Edwin H. Watts Sr. Obituary
EDWIN H. WATTS SR. Edwin H. Watts Sr. was born 6/2/22 in Elk Grove, to Edwin & Clarice Watts. He passed away 5/1/16, just short of his 94th birthday. His family roots were based in the California Gold Rush. He grew up in Lincoln, CA, served in the Navy Air Corp during WWII as the rank of 1st class petty officer. His vocation was Production Supervisor, 16 yrs at Gladding McBean, 17 yrs at Kaiser Steel, & 3 yrs at California Steel. His avocations were line dance, square dance, Methodist Church, & the Corona Kiwanis; there, in the 50's, he was instrumental in the first nongovernmental inoculation of the whole town against polio; this was all done by donations & volunteers (his son had polio at 2 yrs). He supported & encouraged the love of his life, Arloene by participating in both her business, the Corona Employment Agency, & her community service. He is survived by 1 sister Joyce Peacock of MI, 3 children LaJune (Jesse) Hughes of OK, Edwin (Deborah) Watts Jr of MA, & Michelle Watts of Corona, former daughter-in-law, Kathleen McInnis of KS, 2 grandchildren Victoria Bowen of KS, & Jeffrey (Michele) Watts of KS, & 1½great grandchildren Jeffrey & his future sister Watts of KS. Services at Thomas Miller Mortuary 05/12. Viewing 9am, Funeral 1030 am, Reception @ the Women's Improvement Club & Burial 05/13 @ Riverside Nat'l Cemetery.
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Published in Press-Enterprise from May 8 to May 11, 2016
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