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Orvel Gillham Watts

April 30, 1942 — May 16, 2020

Orville Gillham Watts, 78, born on April 30, 1942, passed away on May 16, 2020 in Mountainair, New Mexico. He is preceded in death by his father, Orvel “Bud” Watts and his mother, Virginia (Corliss) Watts and his brother, Marvin C. Watts. Orville was a longtime resident of Mountainair, a local rancher, a Teamster Union member, and known to be the best fence builder in Torrance County. This hardworking cowboy was one of a kind with a heart of gold and he will be greatly missed by his family and many friends that loved him! Orville is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Doreen A. Watts; along with their three children Shawn Watts, Don Watts, and Aimee Watts; brother, Gary Watts and wife Diane; sister-in-law, Peggy Watts, grandchildren, Caitlyn Sanchez and Savannah Sanchez, and many nieces and nephews. A graveside memorial service will be on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 10:30 am at the Mountainair Cemetery.
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