Edward Watkins was born on January 17, 1933 to parents; Ford and Marjorie Watkins. He was the first of four children. He graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, Salem, Or, Mt Angel Seminary College, Lewis and Clark Law School. After college he served in the U.S. Army. Throughout his life his jobs included; U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Federal Reserve Bank, Portland, Or and following Law School, Special Agent, FBI in New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Securities Examiner, State of Oregon and State Alaska.
Ed was known as a kind, gentile and very generous person. As a bachelor he was without his own children but was very supportive of his extended family and others. Many would have considered Ed somewhat frugal. But what he did not spend on himself he enjoyed contributing to help others. He provided scholarship funds for many, established an education fun for low income students, and contributed to many established school funds.
Ed is survived by his two sisters, Carol DaValle of San Diego, Ca; Sister, Marian Watkins, SNJM of Portland, Or; A brother, Bob Watkins of The Dalles, Or; Several Nieces, nephews and their Children. He was preceded in death by his parents.
There was a Funeral Mass held at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, with a small number of family and friends present in keeping with emergency coronavirus orders. Burial was held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, near his departed parents.
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