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Victor H. Watkins, 89, passed away March 8, 1992 in Sandy, Utah of pneumonia.

Born March 4, 1903 in Brigham City, Utah to George W. and Emeline P. Watkins. He married Ada Stromberg Dec. 24, 1927 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple; she died July 31, 1988. He graduated from the University of Utah where he was active in music and athletics. He played on the U. of U. basketball team, and held the Rocky Mountain Conference record in the broad (long) jump. He taught school for 15 years, administered the Utah State Teachers Retirement System for three years and was manager and chief home office underwriter of a life insurance company in Salt Lake City and San Francisco for 22 years. He served as officer and president of the Western States Home Office Underwriters Association, composed of Home Office Underwriters from most of the life, health and accident companies located west of the Mississippi River.An active member of the LDS Church, he filled a mission in the Western States in 1924-26. He served in numerous ward and stake positions, primarily as a teacher, music director and in clerical departments. He conducted choir and congregational singing for more than 60 years. He served in the Salt Lake LDS Temple for 13 years.

He is survived by his four daughters and

their husbands, Lynone (Lynne) and Leland

Jorgensen, Sandy; LaRae and Jerry Jorgensen, Cottonwood Heights; Carolyn and Edwin

Kimball, Sandy; and Beverly and Steve

Montgomery, San Antonio, Texas; sister,

Phyllis Bartlett and husband Elmer, Walnut Creek, Calif.; brother, Perry L. Watkins and wife Mildred, Northern Calif.; and sister-in-law, Areba C.

Watkins, Salt Lake City; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by two sisters, three brothers and a grandson.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 13, 1992, 12 noon, at Murray 24th Ward Chapel, 755 East Three Fountains Drive. Friends may call at the Cannon Mortuary, 2460 East 7600 (Bengal Blvd.), Thursday from 6-8 p.m. or Friday morning, 11-11:45 a.m. at the ward.

Interment, Murray City Cemetery.

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