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James Calvin Watson


James Calvin Watson, 83, of Des Moines, passed away Wednesday, August, 24th, 2022.


Jim held a career as a diemaker and machinist, was a Staff Sargent in the 132D,Air National Guard during the cold war, he was also in the Strategic Air Command in the Air Force.


His passions were competing nationally with free flight model airplanes, and restoring cars

He is preceded in death his parents Elizabeth Watson (Sissel) and Roland Watson,

his first wife Glaciel Watson, Jim is survived by his siblings Carolyn Watson, Cathryn Potter, and John Watson, his children Barbara Phipps, David Watson, and Michael Watson, one grandchild, Bradley, and his 2nd former wife Ramona.


A Celebration of Life will be held at Fort Des Moines Presbyterian Church, 6001 South Union, Des Moines, on October 15th at 1:30PM.