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John Sheldon Watkins

John Sheldon


John Watkins, age 76, passed away peacefully on May 2, 2019, at his home in Crawford, CO. He died of metastasized prostate cancer. John was born on June 19, 1942, in St. Paul, MN, to Delia and Owen Watkins. After graduating from St. Paul Central High School, he pursued his studies and career in architecture and construction at Dunwoody Institute. In 1966 John married Kaylene Robertson with whom he had three children. After the birth of their first child in 1970, they moved to Alexandria, MN. After completely rebuilding the ranch house he and Kaylene purchased, John started Watkins Construction, which he built into a large commercial construction company. John and Kaylene lived in Alexandria, MN for 20 years, raising their three children, Krista, Stacy and Brian. In 1988, when John's marriage to Kaylene ended, he prepared to move to CO, settling in Ft. Collins, CO in 1990. In 2007, John married Lynne Armijo and moved to Crawford, CO. Here they enjoyed their home on the beautiful Western Slope of Colorado. John will be missed by his wife Lynne Watkins of Crawford, CO, daughters, Krista (Jeff) Price, Stacy (Jay) Montgomery of Denver, CO; his son Brian (Alison) Watkins of Ft. Collins, CO. He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Jaden and Dane Price, Seth and Thaya Montgomery, Owen and Olivia Watkins, stepchildren and step grandchildren, all of Colorado. John's memorial service will be held at Crawford United Methodist Church,297 Dogwood, Crawford, CO 81415, Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 10 AM.Recommendations for memorial donations in John's name: The Cancer League of Colorado