Rollin Dean Watson

December 27, 1930 - October 27, 2017

Rollin passed away peacefully October 27, 2017 at home, surrounded by family members in his final days. He was born December 27, 1930 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Lloyd and Helen Watson. He graduated from Medford High School in 1949 and from the University of Oregon in 1954. He served in the Air Force from 1955 to 1957, then enjoyed over 45 years in the fields of real estate, insurance, and banking in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. In 1951 he married Diane Hight and they had two sons, Thomas L. and T. Cole. They later divorced and in 1963 he married Donna L. Shore. Upon retirement in 1995 he and Donna returned to Medford and renewed old friendships and made new friends. He enjoyed playing golf, having coffee with his 1949 classmates, spending winters in Palm Desert, and rooting for those Oregon Ducks. GO DUCKS. His wife of 54 years, Donna survives him as well as his two sons, Thomas L. and T. Cole; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A family service will be held at a later date. Remembrances may be made to the U of O Scholarship Fund, 1720 E. 13th Avenue Suite 410, Eugene, OR 97403; Shriners Hospital for Children, 3101 S. W. Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239; or Asante Hospice, 2600 Siskiyou Blvd, Suite 100, Medford, OR 97504.

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