Norman Bowring Watkins
-- 1922 ~ 2011 --

Norman "Bill" Watkins, our loved father, grandfather and brother passed away peacefully on October 28, 2011.

Norman was born on January 29, 1922 in Brigham City, Utah to Nola and Norman Victor Watkins. On February 22, 1946 he married Verla Hillyard.

Norman graduated from Utah State in 1955 with his doctorate degree. He served in World War II and retired from the Air Force as a Major in 1970. After retiring from IBM in 1982 Norman and his wife served a mission to Houston, Texas and was later called to serve in the temple.

Norman faithfully served in various callings in the LDS church. He had a great love for his wife, family and friends. He had a cheerful and kind nature that blessed all who knew him. We as a family express appreciation and respect for the time we spend with him.

Norman is survived by his children; Jack Watkins, Bountiful, Patsy (Steve) Hight, Midway, Don (Peggy) Watkins, Alpine, Tom (Doni) Watkins, Alpine, brother; Richard Mendon) Watkins also 23 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren.

Our family wishes to thank those at Ashford Memory Care for the tender care and support given to Norman.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Lone Peak LDS Ward Chapel located at 285 North Matterhorn Drive, Alpine, Utah. A viewing will be held Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services at the church. Interment, Alpine City Cemetery. Funeral Directors - Warenski Funeral Home of American Fork, Utah.

 

 

 

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