John D. Watson, 72, a resident of Hemet employed at Lake Hemet Campground for about six years, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at Reche Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Colton.

Mr. Watson was born in Indiana Harbor, Ind., in 1926, and graduated from Ham-mond High School there. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 to 1946. When he got out, he worked for Douglas Aircraft, then was employed as a salesman for Coors. He was a member of the American Legion Post 800 in Idyll-wild and the Elks Lodge in Hemet and lived in Thomas Mountain Village from 1986 to 1994 before moving to Hemet.

A memorial service is planned at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at the Elks Lodge, 1305 W. Florida Ave., Hemet. Burial is private.

Mr. Watson is survived by a daughter, Wendy McCahan of Rancho Cucamonga; a brother, Norman Watson of Porter, Ind.; and two sisters, Martha Strauser of Georgia and Mary Esther Stahl of Sun City.

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