Graveside and military services were conducted April 25 in Wickenburg, Ariz., for Norman Watkins, 84, of Wickenburg, a former Imperial resident who died April 20 in Wickenburg. Bill Taylor of Peoria, Ariz., officiated.
Mr. Watkins was born April 20, 1917 in Arkansas. He was a World War II veteran and fought in the Pacific Theater for four years.
He married Stella Watkins in Yuma on May 2, 1945. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Imperial Irrigation District for 36 years and resided in Imperial for 48 years.
He was a member of the Church of Christ of El Centro for 37 years.
Survivors include his wife, Stella Watkins of Wickenburg; son, Bill Watkins of Placerville; daughter, Tricia Watkins of Wickenburg; sister, Mildred Mingus of Texas; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.