N. C. Watson, 75, passed away peacefully at his home in Kaysville, Utah during the wee hours of the morning on July 30, 2009, waiting until all seven of his children and their spouses could visit him before his passing.
He was born November 21, 1933 in Heber City, Utah to Nymphas C. and Ethel Moulton Watson the youngest child and only boy.
He graduated from Wasatch High School and attended Brigham Young University. He was a true Cougar fan his entire life and enjoyed many family trips to attend games. He married his eternal sweetheart, Lois Street, in the Salt Lake Temple on June 5, 1953.
N. C. worked as a grocer for many years, running the Half Price Store in Layton along with several convenience stores. There he taught his children how to work.
Later, he worked for Associated Foods and drove a delivery truck for Metz Bakery, Newspaper Agency Inc., and Anderson Lumber where he continued to teach all of us to work. When asked what he liked to do his answer was "work", hobbies: "work", spare time; "work", relax; "work".
When his health forced him to retire, he still worked as "Grandpa" at the Layton McDonalds on days he didn't have dialysis. His family meant everything to him. We could count on him to be in the stands at every sporting event and even at most concerts/recitals if his children or grandchildren were participating. He loved to have his family gathered and no one was excused from the family swim party unless they were on a mission.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and had a strong testimony of the gospel even though he cussed as he bore that testimony. Under his gruff exterior he had a heart of gold as he couldn't leave a motorist stranded or let anyone go hungry. He inspired many young men to serve missions and marry in the temple.
Surviving are his loving wife Lois, his seven children: Allen N. (Penny) Watson, Layton, UT; Cindy (Dean) Cunningham, Honeyville, UT; Mark M. (Jolynn) Watson, Wellington, FL; Sharon (Larren) Flint, Layton, UT; Dr. B. Thomas (Elizabeth) Watson, Kaysville, UT; Douglas J. (Tricia) Watson, Layton, UT; Heather (David) Griffiths, Millcreek, WA.; 37 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren with four on the way; his mother-in-law, Margaret Wall, and his three sisters, Marion Hill, Glenna Bruner and Joan (Kay) Hortin. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 3, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the Kaysville Ward Chapel, 500 South Main Street, Kaysville. Friends and family may call on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main Street, and on Monday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the Church. Interment: Kaysville City Cemetery. Published in the Deseret News from 8/1/2009 - 8/2/2009.