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 Jerry Wayne Watts

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Jerry Wayne Watts

Birth
Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA
Death
18 Dec 2008 (aged 61)
Keizer, Marion County, Oregon, USA
Burial
Cremated, Ashes scattered
Memorial ID
130463829 View Source

Jerry Wayne Watts was born April 3, 1947 in Vancouver, Washington, the second son of Hugh Watts and Wilma Hathaway. Because they had lost their first son in infancy, Jerry was the older brother to two sisters.

From the time he was in school, his first love was sports. Unable to make the varsity football team, he earned his Letter as equipment manager. No matter the season, there was always sports to watch; baseball in the summer, football in the autumn, basketball in the winter and always golf. His first vacation after beginning work for Crown Zellerbach was a week in San Francisco to attend the Giants games at Candlestick Park and, specifically, to see Willie Mays. Later he enjoyed taking his nephew to Candlestick when he visited the Bay area. In addition, he had the opportunity to see his golf hero, Jack Nichlaus, at the Crosby Open at Pebble Beach. During high school, he was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, but later switched to the Dallas Cowboys. In baseball, it was the New York Yankees during the golden days of Mickey Mantle, and later the Atlanta Braves. But his first love was the University of Oregon Ducks. His closet was filled with t-shirts denoting Duck championships.

He loved to play cards; poker and pinochle. Taught the correct way to play by his Dad, he took both games very seriously and did not easily tolerate mistakes when playing with a partner.

He was quick witted, funny, a loyal friend, a protective and loving brother, and a dedicated son.

After a short battle with cancer, Jerry passed away in his mother's home in the care of hospice and his two sisters on the morning of December 18, 2008. He will be forever missed and his memory cherished by the family and friends that loved him.

Jerry Wayne Watts was born April 3, 1947 in Vancouver, Washington, the second son of Hugh Watts and Wilma Hathaway. Because they had lost their first son in infancy, Jerry was the older brother to two sisters.

From the time he was in school, his first love was sports. Unable to make the varsity football team, he earned his Letter as equipment manager. No matter the season, there was always sports to watch; baseball in the summer, football in the autumn, basketball in the winter and always golf. His first vacation after beginning work for Crown Zellerbach was a week in San Francisco to attend the Giants games at Candlestick Park and, specifically, to see Willie Mays. Later he enjoyed taking his nephew to Candlestick when he visited the Bay area. In addition, he had the opportunity to see his golf hero, Jack Nichlaus, at the Crosby Open at Pebble Beach. During high school, he was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, but later switched to the Dallas Cowboys. In baseball, it was the New York Yankees during the golden days of Mickey Mantle, and later the Atlanta Braves. But his first love was the University of Oregon Ducks. His closet was filled with t-shirts denoting Duck championships.

He loved to play cards; poker and pinochle. Taught the correct way to play by his Dad, he took both games very seriously and did not easily tolerate mistakes when playing with a partner.

He was quick witted, funny, a loyal friend, a protective and loving brother, and a dedicated son.

After a short battle with cancer, Jerry passed away in his mother's home in the care of hospice and his two sisters on the morning of December 18, 2008. He will be forever missed and his memory cherished by the family and friends that loved him.


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