June 11, 1918-Dec. 14, 2002
HERMISTON Earl Scott "Scotty" Watson died Saturday, Dec. 14, at his home in Hermiston at the age of 84.
Scotty was born in Weiser, Idaho, on June 11, 1918, to Marvin and Ollie Belle Shay Watson. He moved to Hermiston in 1919 and attended Hermiston schools. He served in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service during World War II and returned to Hermiston and worked for the Umatilla Coop Creamery, where he met and married Ella Mae Grim on May 24, 1947 in Hermiston.
Scotty went to work for the U.S. Post Office as a rural letter carrier for 30 years and retired in 1980. He was a member of New Hope Community Church, V.F.W. Post No. 4750 in Hermiston, and was active in the Boy Scouts in his younger years.
He enjoyed hunting and gardening.
Scotty was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Nancy Jo Richards.
He is survived by his wife, Ella Mae Watson of Hermiston; sons, Gary Scott Watson of Warrenton, Stephen Earl Watson of Cloverland, Calif., and Mark David Watson of Umatilla; daughter, Patricia Jean Brandl of Pendleton; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. at the New Hope Community Church at 1350 South Highway 395 in Hermiston. Burial will follow in the Hermiston Cemetery.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of the arrangements.