David Watkins | TheUnion.com

David Watkins

Private family services were held for David J. Watkins of Grass Valley, who died Sunday, Aug. 18, at age 82.

He was born Feb. 10, 1920, in Crested Butte, Colo., and grew up and attended school in San Diego. He married Kathleen Oates in San Diego in 1941, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was an insurance agent for more than 55 years. He enjoyed travel.

Mr. Watkins is survived by his wife of 61 years, Kathleen ?Kay? Watkins of Grass Valley; daughter, Jan Spreier of Rough and Ready; son, David J. Watkins Jr. of Alaska; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family prefers memorial contributions to Hospice of the Foothills.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Neptune Society.

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