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WATKINS, Donald Lawrence, passed away at home unexpectedly on May 9, 2010. Don was born on July 1, 1931, in Whittier, California and spent his childhood there. As a young man, he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Hawaii, which he often spoke of. Shortly after his term of service ended, Don went to work for General Telephone which took him to Lancaster, Calif., where he lived for many years and raised his family. Work later moved him to Hesperia, Calif., where he lived until he retired. Shortly after retiring Don relocated to Wellington, Nev., where he spent his retirement surrounded by good friends and family. When he wasnt out tinkering, repairing or working on a project, he could be found reading, fishing or enjoying one of his many other hobbies. Don is survived by his wife June Watkins, his son Lawrence (Larry) Watkins, his daughters Patricia Hughes and Ann Palmer, 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. There will be no services per Dons request. Arrangements entrusted to Autumn Funerals & Cremations, Carson City, Nev.

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