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Elwood (Woody) Lester Watts

January 14, 1934 — January 20, 2023

Elwood (Woody) Lester Watts was called home on January 20, 2023. Woody was born January 14, 1934 to Lester Morris Watts and Beatrice Lavon Papworth in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He spent his growing up years in Salt Lake attending East High and then University of Utah where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology. He met his eternal companion, Carolyn Seifers, while in High School and they married in the Salt Lake Temple on September 3, 1954.
They were married just 9 months short of 60 years when Carolyn passed away. They raised 6 children in Roy, Utah. Woody worked on the Minute Man program for Thiokol and then as a procurement officer at Hill Air Force Base until retiring. He returned to work for a few years working at Tooele Army Depot. It was at that time that he and Carolyn picked up roots and moved to Tooele.
Woody loved playing golf, watching tournaments, and anything to do with golf. After Carolyn passed away in 2013, he filled his lonely hours with a new hobby of ballroom dancing, even going to Hawaii to compete in a dance competition. (Woody met and married Marlene Hancock in 2016 and they had two lovely years together before she passed away in 2018.
Woody was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in various callings in the Church. He loved serving in the Lakeview Ward of the Roy North Stake.
Woody was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Duane and his wife Carolyn. He is survived by his 6 children David (Marilyn) Watts, Stephen (Monique) Watts, Lori (Merrill) Child, Darin (Kim) Watts, Bryan (Amber) Watts, and Jennifer (Sean) Barnard. His posterity includes 30 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren with 2 more to soon join the family.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 28 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Ward building 1448 W. 1800 N. Clinton, Utah. There will be a viewing prior to the funeral from 9-10:30. Interment will be at Memorial Redwood Cemetery 6500 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Our father, grandfather and friend will be greatly missed for his positive attitude and sense of humor.
The family would like to thank the staff and friends at Country Pines for the loving care given to Dad. Also, to CNS Hospice the last week of his life.
Live-streaming will be provided on the day of services.
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Viewing January 28, 2023 at 9:00-10:30am
1448 W 1800 N, Clinton, Utah, 84015





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January 28, 2023 at 11:00 am
1448 W 1800 N, Clinton, Utah, 84015
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