Jon Pat Watson died suddenly at Good Samaritan Regional Hospital on Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Corvallis, Oregon at the age of 77.
Pat is survived by his wife of 27 years Jacqueline; stepdaughters Carolyn (Nick) and Tracy (Eric); four grandsons: Austin, Travis, Ethan, and Owen; his brother and sister-in-law Cy and Diane Watson of Lincoln City, and his brother Steve Watson of Rainier, Oregon; his sisters-in-law Shirley Watson and Alice Watson. He is preceded in death by his parents, his son Kevin, his brother Jim, and his identical twin brother Joe. He also leaves numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Pat was born on December 19, 1939 in Carter OK to Hiram and Agnes Watson. The family moved to Camas, Washington in 1946.
At the age of 19, Pat moved to the Central Coast of California. He worked at various jobs in the automotive industry, then spent 10 years as a welding inspector during the construction of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power site. He then began working as a missile inspector at Vandenberg Air Force Base for Lockheed Missiles and Space Company. He and his wife Jackie spent 21 years at Vandenberg, retiring in 2005. They then moved to Lincoln City, Oregon, a place that they both loved.
Pat loved life in Lincoln City. He and Jackie also enjoyed traveling, the highlight of which was a river cruise from Paris to Normandy in 2012. They also traveled to Germany, Okinawa, and many times to Canada. He was a member of the Lincoln City Community Center, and volunteered with delivery of surplus food from Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital to the Food Pantry.
A service is scheduled for Saturday, June 24, at 1:00 p.m. at the Lincoln City Church of Christ, with a reception to follow in the fellowship room at the church. Ben Baker will officiate at the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Pat's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Lincoln City Church of Christ, or to the North Lincoln Hospital Foundation.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital and at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis for their dedication and care.