Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2001

Jack Watkins

Longtime Juneau resident Jack McCormick Watkins died April 22, 2001, in Juneau. He was 67.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 30, at Alaskan Mortuary and Memorial Park.

He was born Feb. 2, 1934, in Burr Oak, Kan., to Virgil and Marie Rosa Ramos McCormick. He attended Laguna Beach High School and the University of Utah, and served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He moved to Juneau about 1968.

He worked in geology as a miner and water-well driller, and handled explosives.

He is survived by his wife Victoria and children Thomas Sanders, Sharon Sanders, Karin Schaufele and Jacqueline Denning, all of Juneau, and Suzanne (and Max) Ruffcorn of California, and in-laws Mabel and Ken Lawrence of Juneau, 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Tom Sanders, Ken Lawrence, Ernest Hillman, Randy Johnson, Travis Nashoanak and Frank Mercer. Honorary pallbearers are Adam Watson, Melody Kirschner, Pat Barret, Dana White, Dennis Townsend and Corey Nashoanak.

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