Carlos Watson Seegmiller, passed away in Pindale, Wyoming on June 18, 1992, at the age of 95.
Born March 7, 1897 in Richfield, Utah, and moved to Ogden in 1907. He was the eldest of 13 children, born to Joseph Watson and Mary Ann Ence Seegmiller. Married Katherine Elizabeth Bradley June 11, 1935 in Ogden. In 1920, he graduated from the Utah School for the Deaf. He received his Bachelors degree from Utah State University in basic arts and science, majoring in Engineering and Architecture in 1925. He was the first deaf person ever to graduate from USU. After graduating he completed a two year correspondence course in structural engineering from University of Wisconsin. He worked for the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads, as a highway draftsman for 30 years. After the Ogden division of the Bureau was moved from the Ogden area, he transferred to the U.S. Forest Service, where he worked as a cartographic and landscape draftsman for seven year until his retirement, May 1962. For the next almost 30 years, Carlos and his wife Katherine traveled all over the United States, wintering often in Arizona and spending summers in Pinedale, Wyoming.A member of the LDS Ogden Branch for the Deaf, Carlos served in various leadership positions through the many years he attended there.
Carlos is survived by his wife, Katherine of Pine dale, Wyo.; two sons, Carlos Watson, Jr., Denver, Colo.; M. Stephen, of New York, N.Y.; and one daughter, Patricia Walker of Salt Lake City; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Dan, Ogden; Earl, Orem; sisters, Cullen Peterson, California; Melba Blair, Lottie Peterson, and Norman Bingham, all of Ogden.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 23, 1992, at 2:00 p.m., in the Ogden LDS Branch for the Deaf, 741 21st Street. Friends may call Tuesday, 1 p.m. until services.
Interment, Ogden City Cemetery.
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