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William Russell Watrous

January 22, 1935 — October 18, 2023



William Russell Watrous, of Mesquite NV, passed away on Oct. 18, 2023.  He was born on Jan. 22, 1935, in Welch West Virginia, to Fred Ernest Watrous and Gertrude Elizabeth Johnson Watrous.  He married Blanche Esther Nicodemus on June 18, 1960.  They lived in Desert Springs AZ for 25 years, and previously in Taylorsville UT for over 35 years.


William was a retired Chemical Engineer with Lockheed Martin, and a veteran of the United States Army.  He was an avid fisherman and loved to work on cars in his garage.  He enjoyed sharing his extensive knowledge of the U.S. Presidents, as well as family genealogy.      


William is survived by his wife of 63 years Blanche (aka: Kitty) Watrous; Four children, Debbie (Rich) Lail, Cheryl Butterfield, Scott Watrous, Angie (Mike) Fernandez; Eight grandchildren, Dustin, Andy, Kate, Kim, Michelle, Jacob, Danielle and Morgan; Two great grandchildren, Faith and Regan.  Preceded in death earlier this year by their dear family friend, Monique Goulet. 


Family and friends are invited to leave memories and condolences at

or send a note to Kitty Watrous at Mesa Valley Estates 1328 Bertha Howe Ave # 115 Mesquite NV. 89027
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