Stanley Hobart Watson

November 7, 1935 ~ October 8, 2021 (age 85)


Stan Watson passed away in the comfort of his home with family at his side on October 8th 2021.

He was 85 years old. Born in Florence Arizona to Frank & Lillian Watson on November 7th 1935.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, Frank & Lillian ,brothers Ross, Earl, & Wade and sister Reba. He was the baby of the family.

He served in the US Army for 2 years. While on leave he met his future wife Bette (Rapp) Watson at Encanto Park in Phoenix. They married on September 23, 1954.

Once he had finished his time in the Army he began working for an insurance company in Phoenix and attended night school at Phoenix College with studies in Business.

He also owned and work in Watson Watering, an Irrigation company, with his brother Wade .

In December of 1969 he moved his family to Wickenburg to take a job with Rambo Insurance, which he later purchased and ran for many years.

While being one of the primary insurers for the community, he would follow the fire trucks to calls to make sure if it was a customer of his, he was there to reassure them. This went on until Chief Bucky Walters asked him to join the all volunteer department. If he was going to be there anyway, he might as well help.

This began him long service to Wickenburg doing something he absolutely loved. One of his biggest joys is having so many family members join his fire legacy.

He was also a member of the Wickenburg Lions club for 50 years and a huge supporter of the Wickenburg Chamber. He work the chain gang at home football games and started and ran the Forth of July celebration in Wickenburg for many years. Volunteer work suited and served him well.

He loved his entire family so much. Especially when he could watch the great grandchildren play.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Bette Watson, Daughters Connie (Randy) Lenski, & Karen (John) Wittman, Grandchildren Barrett (Tara) Littell, John ((Dawn) Wittman Jr., Jared Wittman, Kiel Littell, Liz Wittman, Michelle (Steve) Rogers & Kirk (Heather) Lenski, as well as 12 Great Grand Children.

Funeral will be held on November 5th 2021, 10:00 Am at the Coffinger Park Ramada, with Military and Fire Department honors.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by David’s Funeral home. All family and friends are invited to come.

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Funeral Service
November 5, 2021

10:00 AM
David's Desert Chapel Funeral Home
325 W Yavapai St
Wickenburg, AZ 85390

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