December 6, 1929 ~ August 31, 2016
Born in: Trinidad, CO,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO
ALFRED MILTON WATSON, 86 December 6, 1929 - August 31, 2016 Alfred 'Al' Milton Watson, 86, of Pueblo, Colorado, passed away, Wednesday, August 31, 2016. A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, September 6th, at Montgomery Steward Funeral Home, 1317 N Main Street, Pueblo, Colorado 81003. Deacon Marco Vegas will be officiating. Cemetery Services will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado. Alfred was born December 6, 1929, in Trinidad, Colorado to Manuel and Antonia (Martinez) Watson. He graduated from Trinidad High School in 1948. On November 17, 1950, he married Margaret Abeyta in Trinidad. Alfred was employed as a Crane Operator for the former Colorado Fuel & Iron, until 1985, at which time he retired. Alfred was a natural artist and quoted in his high school annual, 'A world of art is a world of dreams.' He enjoyed drawing caricatures of his children and grandchildren spontaneously, and had a very funny sense of humor. He always wanted to make his friends and family feel good and laugh. He loved listening to music by Dire Straits, Janis Joplin, Louis Armstrong, and Mongo Jerry, the Beatles and more. He had a knack for whistling beautifully along to his favorite songs, and he was very animated when doing so. Alfred loved his former pets, Minnie and Pennie, and most recently, the love of his life, Rosie. He treated his pets like children and wanted to make sure they were always safe and comfortable. Alfred loved his children and grandchildren. Every grandchild learned at an early age that it was fun and funny to sit on their grandpa Watson's lap so he could sing and bounce them endlessly. Alfred is survived by his children, Roberta Donnell (Dan); Jeanne Lucero (Henry); Gary Watson (Laura); Myra Robb (Scott); Annette Coss (Doug); 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, his brother, OJ Watson (Aileen) from Manhattan Beach, CA and his sister, Barbara Daveline, Pueblo as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Antonia Watson, his wife, Margaret Abeyta Watson in 2015, his son, William Watson in 2013, his son, Jeffrey Watson in 2014, and his brother Conrad Watson in 2011.
Dear Gary, Myra, Annette and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss of your father… Your Dad was and is such a nice man. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Lee and Ruth Hughes
To Myra, Annette and Gary- So sad to read about this and am hoping you guys are sticking together and staying strong during this time. Didn’t know your dad very well but “Wally” seemed like a really cool guy. Take care-
I love you Uncle Bud! I always looked forward to our Summer’s with you and Aunt Marge and all the family!!! My Daddy loved you so so much! I look forward to seeing you, Aunt Marge, my Mom and Dad and all our family and our LORD and Savior The Jesus Christ in Heaven. Praying now for comfort for all �This is not goodby…..this is until we see each other again. Love in Christ, your niece, Diana….The Panamanian….as you use to call me! Lol 🙂 �
Well said Myra. Dave’s card summed it up very well. Alfie was a gentle soul. I will miss him dearly.
You were such a wonderful, quiet, and loving man. You never felt the need to interject or comment on the obvious. You were always so kind, thoughtful and loved all of us very much. I\’m going to miss you tremendously.
You were my buddy and bestfriend over the past couple of years. I\’m so happy I was able to spend lunch and dinner with you weekly. I\’m so happy we went to church together. I\’m happy we went to the movie theater together – even though you swore you\’d already seen half the movies we saw. I\’m glad we shared a lot of ice cream – even though you would take mine when I was pretending not to see you. I\’m going to miss making that bi-weekly run to McDonald\’s for your strawberry shakes. I miss you already, dad. I know you\’re in heaven with mom, Buddy and Jeff, and that warms my broken heart. Thank you for always being there for me. I love you! Myra