Staff Sergeant David Jules Watson

Staff Sergeant David Jules Watson

A tall man with a broad smile, son, brother, uncle, husband and father departed this mortal life November 4, 2020 . David Jules Watson began life in Great Falls, Montana on January 7, 1983 and was the seventh of eight children born to Chuck and Lorraine Watson of Fairfield, Montana. He was raised there and helped on the family grain farm with his five brothers and two sisters. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and graduated from Fairfield High School. He enjoyed serving as a missionary in the Veracruz Mexico Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Upon completion, he came back to Montana for a short time but made a visit back to Orizaba Mexico to marry a young lady there and to bring her back to Montana. Together David and his wife Adrianna DeJesus Evangelista Olvera began raising their family in Great Falls where he was employed by Centene. They had three children born to them there and a fourth child was born in San Antonio, Texas where David was serving in the United States Army. While in the Army he worked as a lab technician at Fort Sam Houston. During this time he worked on his college degree and received his Bachelor of Health Science Degree from George Washington University. He was recognized as an exceptional soldier and the Army sent him notice that he was selected to enter their Green to Gold Scholarship program to prepare for a commision, however the same day of the notification he also received a diagnosis of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. He fought a successful battle against the lymphoma at Brooke Army Medical Center but a year later his weakened immune system was unable to win a four month battle from complications of covid-19.

His family had lived on base at Fort Sam Houston and he had driven past the military cemetery there daily. His grave will now be there among his fellow soldiers.

He is survived by: his wife Adrianna Watson, daughters Rachael and Mia, and sons Garrett and Troy. His parents Lorraine (Charles) Braun of Libby, MT. and Charley A (Linda) Watson of Fairfield, MT. His older brothers John, James (Michelle), Robert (Lyana), Benjamin (Megan) and younger brother Brian (Lindsey) Watson. His sisters Karyl (Ian) Vassilaros, and Jenny Watson. His grandmother Lillian Watson of Fairfield, Step sisters Randi Paynter, Julie Callahan, and Brenda Rygg and step brothers Andy, Robert and David Braun.. Also a multitude of nieces, nephews and cousins who all dearly loved him.

Loved ones who preceded him are his maternal grandparents Clarence Jules Holtkamp and Karyl Holtkamp, and paternal grandfather Charley E.Watson and step brother Charlie Braun.