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Larry Leroy Watson

December 24, 1943 - November 20, 2018

Larry L. Watson, 74, passed away in Salem, Oregon on November 20, 2018 of Alzheimer's Disease. Larry was born on December 24, 1943, in Ogallala, Nebraska, the second of what was to be eight children.

Larry graduated from Roseburg High School in Roseburg, Oregon in 1962. He was on the football team that won the State Championship that year. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for four years.

Later he worked for the State of Oregon, Oregon Youth Authority in Woodburn for over 20 years. Larry and his wife, Carol enjoyed traveling around the country in their RV, especially going to the Oregon coast.

He is survived by his wife, Carol. They enjoyed 23 years together. He is survived by four brothers and two sisters; his four children, Michael (Halea), Melissa (Jack), Brad (Suzanna) and Janel (Elliott); and his stepsons, Eric and Scott.  Larry loved and will be missed by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  In addition, he is survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Jefferson Lodge Memory Care in Dallas, Oregon, for the loving care given to Larry.  Any memorials may be made to the Willamette Humane Society in Salem, Oregon.

In keeping with Larry’s wishes, no services will be held.  Assisting the family is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.


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Carol and family, I am deeply saddened about your loss. May you find peace.

Larry was a great man and will be missed. I didn't get to spend much time with him, but i do have very fond memories of him and his loving and caring nature. We all love you Larry.

Our condolences to you and family at this time.  We are deeply sadden by your lose and our lose also. I have been cherishing my many rememberances from ages past. Best wishes from me and Karen. Brother Bob and Karen. 

God bless the man who loved his wife,children,grand children and his dog. You can’t ask for a better life than that. 

Father... I will miss you completely. I will miss the the times as a small child spent at Christmas, at Grandma and Grandpa's. But more recently, I will miss our times together on the golf course. I always enjoyed your laugh, your tales, weather tall or not. My life without you will be a little emptier.

I loved every moment of my time I spent with Larry at Jefferson Lodge. Larry was always very laidback and so sweet. I don’t think he had a single bad bone in his body. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to get to know Larry and wish I could have known him even sooner than my time working at Jefferson. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Larry’s family and friends. I mean it wholeheartedly when I say Larry meant something special to me. He was always capable of bringing a smile to my face without having to say a word. Just simply his warm presence in the room had that impact on me. He will be deeply missed.

Larry was a dear neighbor of ours for many years. He always stopped to talk to us as he took honey bear out for a walk. 
He was a great storyteller and shared many amusing memories of his life. He touched our lives and will be missed. 
Our condolences to his family. 
Ted, Sue & Lily Donnelly

you’ll always be in my heart, you were a great guy and you’ll be missed.