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Wayne Hildebrand Watson

July 5, 1949 ~ May 13, 2019 (age 69)

Wayne H. Watson, 69, of Carefree, AZ passed away peacefully in his home on May 13, 2019 with his family by his side. A devoted family man, he is survived by wife Barbara, son Andrew, daughter Kalista, son-in-law Cormac Hodgin, and two grandchildren Natalie and Jacob.

Wayne was born in Solon, Ohio to Lawrence and Helen Watson with siblings Marianne and Larry. Wayne graduated from Solon High School then received his BS in Accounting from Miami University where he played football. Wayne was highly regarded in the business world, steadfast in his quest for excellence and high standards, he influenced the lives of many.

Being a true lover of nature, Wayne enjoyed spending his time outdoors; hiking, biking, golfing, boating and skiing. Wayne loved to celebrate life and spoil his family and friends with gifts, great food, and travel. He was incredibly generous and selfless, a true gentleman. He will be remembered for his grace, integrity, kind heart and loving spirit. His legacy will live on…

A Funeral Mass for Wayne will be held on Friday, May 24 10:00am at Our Lady of Joy Roman Catholic Church (36811 N Pima rd. Carefee, AZ), reception immediately following at the Watson Home.

In remembrance of Wayne, please consider making donations to

Hospice of the Valley,

The American Cancer Society,

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