Jim Watson

Profile Updated: March 21, 2019
Jim Watson
Class Year: 1964
Residing In: Bethel, NY USA
Occupation: Mechanic
Military Service: US Navy  
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Military to 1967
Numerous residences and jobs from California, Texas, Oregon, Alaska, South Carolina, New Mexico, etc..
Travels to Nicaragua, London, Cuba, Mexico, Asia, Canada.
A political activist since the TET Offensive.

School Story:

Pacific High
San Leandro Adult Evening School
Portland Community College
Eastern New Mexico University—AAS in Aviation Maintenance
SUNY-Empire State-Manhattan—BS in Writing

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Jim Watson has left an In Memory comment for Wanda Blile.
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Mar 21, 2019 at 1:33 PM

Truly a sweetheart. Classmates from elementary school (Woodrow Wilson) did not make Wanda's life easy but when I last saw her in LA in 1966 or so she looked like she was doing okay. Her mother called her "The Barefoot Contessa". I've thought about her numerous times and am sad that she's gone. Condolences to her brother John.

Jim Watson has left an In Memory comment for Lawrence De La Gardelle.
Mar 21, 2019 at 1:33 PM

Early 70's......Me on my '54 K Model, Danny Sanchez on his '66 XLCH, Ray Sanchez on '67 XLH, Mark Hooper on a Sportster, Mike Morrison on a Panhead and Larry on his Knucklehead. Larry got everything he could out of life and encouraged us all to do the same. It was a pleasure, Larry.

Jim Watson has left an In Memory comment for his Profile.
Mar 21, 2019 at 1:33 PM

Jerry and I spent a lot of time together on our bicycles running up and down Gardener Blvd. in the late fifties. He was part of a great family in a warm, inviting home. Always loved spending time with him and enjoying the memories!

Jim Watson has left an In Memory comment for his Profile.
Mar 21, 2019 at 1:33 PM

So sorry we lost Jim. He was, as others have described, a unique guy. I remember a weekend abalone diving trip up the coast in the early 70's with several characters from Pacific High and beyond. When I married mywife here in Manhattan in 1985 we shared our history: in the early 70's she worked as a secretary at Californis Linen Supply in Oakland. "No kidding! I have a friend who worked there during that period—Jim Brown." Turns out that she had a mad crush on Jim, a driver at the time! In fact, Jim gave her a 'cigarette holder' for Christmas of 1972. All who knew Jim are better people for the experience.

Jim Watson posted a message.
Mar 21, 2019 at 10:35 AM

I remember you and Maria's first day at Woodrow Wilson! It was exciting to have 'new' kids in school. Glad you did well!