Garry Watson

July 29, 1933October 6, 2012
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Our loving father, Garry Kay Watson passed away Saturday, October 6, 2012. He was born July 29, 1933 to Samuel Harold & Neoma Hansen Watson in Salt Lake City, Utah. Garry was a man who served others. He joined the U.S. Air Force at 17 and served in the Korean War as a crash rescue firefighter. Dad was an air-brake machinist with Kennecott Copper for 30 years and a tool & dye maker for Kedman Company. He retired in 1998. He was a Master Mason, Scottish Rite 32 Degree and member of El Kalah Temple. Garry is survived by his three children, Daniel, Garry Scott (Janine) & Laura (Jon Woodford); 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, sisters (Sharon Mathias & Shirley Wickens). He was preceded in death by his wife (Carol), parents, brother (Harold) and sister (Jennie Ruth). A viewing will be held Wednesday October 10th from 6-8pm at Valley View Funeral Home; 4335 W. 4100 S. Funeral services will be held Thursday October 11th at 11am with a viewing one hour prior to services. Interment at Valley View Cemetery.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 10, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, October 11, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 11, 2012

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Kristine Oconnor

October 19, 2012

RIP It was a privilidge to have known you Garry, you will always be in our thoughts, may you rest in peace,

Shirley and Kent Wickens

October 18, 2012

Garry, you've been a great brother to me and we share many fond memories. Growing up with you was special and dear to our hearts. We've had family reunions in your backyard, the park and Smithfield! We've been with you in many places over the years! So thankful we got to visit with you in September! Lots of love, Shirley and Kent

Lisa Sumner

October 11, 2012

I've known "Grandpa Garry" for about 10 years. He was a big part of our family. I loved sharing his Birthday with my boyfriend Mark Reeder, and having a double party with him. I went to an El Kalah meeting with him, and saw him ride around on his little motorcycle. He was always happy and loving. My family will miss him very much.

October 10, 2012

Our prayers are with you all and your family. Pastor John Parsley, Clearfield, Utah

October 10, 2012

We called him Salt Shaker. He was a member of the Salt Shaker Square Dance club. He helped get the Good Sam Camping chapter in Salt Lake City going. We rode motorcycles together. He and Carol would join us at our house for "Black Gold". we would go visit them regularly. Our dear friends that love lasted though words have been few in these late years. To his children and Grandchildren we offer our prayers and condolences, love Jim and Barbara Cone

Gwen Murri

October 10, 2012

Gary and Carol were good friends of my husband Ralph and myself Gwen Murri. We danced with them and had lots of camping outings. Gary was a fun person to be around. My Sympathy is with his family. I don't know if the children will remember any of us because it has been many years ago.
May God be with you.

Bill & Karen Coulter

October 9, 2012

We are sorry to hear of Gary's passing. We wish we were closer to Salt Lake to come to honer him.

Diane Miller

October 9, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Tracy Higgins

October 9, 2012

What a honor and privileged It was to have known you Garry. I have so many fond memories of you that I will always cherish in my heart. I loved your wonderful smile, and your gentle nature. You will be missed!

Jeff Wickens

October 9, 2012

Bye bye, Uncle Garry. Best wishes to Danny, Scott and Laura. Love, Jeff and Maria Wickens