Dwight Watson Sr.


MONTEZUMA — Dwight Pearl Watson Sr., 83, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at The Shepherd’s Center in Cimarron.

He was born Aug. 2, 1930, in Ashland, to Otis P. and Nellie  Moore Watson.

On Nov. 28, 1952, he married Raylene McQueen in Dalhart, Texas. In July 1967, they moved to Montezuma where he served as the city superintendent for the City of Montezuma until his retirement in 1993. 

In addition to his wife, survivors include three sons, Dwight Watson Jr. and Daron Watson, both of Montezuma, and Duff Watson of Beloit; four daughters, Colleen Lauer of Kansas City, Susan Little of Hays, Jeanette Barber of Wheatland, Wyo., and Dian Lyons of Denver; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Frances Watson; a brother, Otis Watson; two sisters, Wanda Leachman and Juanita Morton; and three grandchildren.

Graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery in Montezuma.

Visitation hours are noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Swaim Funeral Chapel in Montezuma. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com. Memorials are suggested to The Shepherd’s Center, in care of the funeral home. 

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