Donald Watts


Donald Watts, 80, of Payson, died Feb. 18, 2001. He was born March 23, 1920 in Newton, Ill.

Mr. Watts worked for more than 30 years for the University of California at Los Alamos, N.M. During his many years as a truck driver at Los Alamos, he was involved with the first atomic bomb test in 1945 at Alamagordo, N.M. Also during his tenure, he made trips to Nevada for the many blast tests in the '50s and '60s. He retired to Pine in 1976.

Survivors include two sons, Gary S. Watts and Don L. Daily of Albuquerque, N.M.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Mountain Meadows Memorial Park in Payson.

Donations may be made to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier, Payson, AZ 85541.

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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