John Richard Watson, 54, was peacefully called home to be with our Lord on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 in Bend,
He was born Aug. 18, 1957 in Lakeview.
He graduated from Lakeview High School in 1975. He had resided most of his life in Lakeview.
John worked in various restaurants from California to Oregon for the past 37 years. He was known for his wonderful cooking abilities all over Lake County.
John married Sandra Watson on Jan. 12, 2001. They worked as a team most of the time.
John enjoyed spending time with his wife Sandra as well as his grandchildren. He enjoyed playing pool, cards with friends, golfing with step-son Bud and family reunions.
Survivors include his wife Sandra of Lakeview; mother Dora Windom of Carson City, Nev.: son Bud Hendrickson and significant other Iriene Mungaro of Lakeview: son Chad Watson of Carson City, Nev.: daughter and son-in-law Louisa and Will Boyd of Summer Lake: daughter Tanya Wilson of Carson City, Nev,, brother and sister-in-law Doug and Linda Stone of Carson City, Nev; sisters Kay Downing of Roseburg, Linda Parmentier of Roseburg; Donna Pruitt of Billings, Mont. and Anita Drbousek of Elk City, Okla.: eight grandchildren: one great-grandchild: numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and many friends in Lake County.
A memorial of John’s life will be held at “The Gathering Place” in Lakeview at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. A pot luck will follow the service in the same location.
Contributions in John’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are under the care of Desert Rose Funeral Chapel.