Thomas Lee Watson
11-1-1946 – 8-31-2020
Tom was the son of Flemen (Jock) L & Lorraine M Watson who
preceded him in death. He was born at Hamilton Army Airfield in
Novato, California. Tom attended St. Mary’s Elementary School
and Bishop Armstrong High School. After graduation, Tom
enlisted in the Marine Corp., trained in leadership courses at
Camp Pendleton, CA, then off the Ammunitions Tech School in
Quantico, VA. Tom served 3 tours of duty in Vietnam, received
6 medals for valor & marksmanship & was honorably discharged
as a sergeant in 1968. After completing his patriotic duty, Tom
went to work for Sacramento Municipal Utility District, starting as
a tree trimmer & retiring 36 years later after closing Rancho Seco
Nuclear Power Plant as plant mechanic & maintenance supervisor.
Being a superior marksman, Tom was an avid hunter & rancher.
He & wife, Laura, started with a small vineyard in Plymouth, CA;
then to the Pointe Pleasant area of South Sacramento; then to the
town of El Dorado where they continued to raise sheep, guinea
hens and maintain a meticulous piece of acreage.
Tom is survived by his wife of 50 yrs, Laura Lacey Watson; sons
Garrett and Wade Watson & grandchildren, Jase and Tyla Watson,
whom he doted on. He is also survived by his sisters Patty Wyluda
& Diane Gee & brother, Daniel Watson, in addition to many nieces
and nephews. Tom will have a private military ceremony at the
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA.
A ‘CELEBRATION OF LIFE’ is yet to be determined. We will notify
all whose life Tom touched well in advance. Any memorials should
be directed to the military charity of your choice.
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