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Robert Ray Watts

November 19, 1942 — November 17, 2023


Robert Ray Watts, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, left this world on November 17, 2023. Born on November 19, 1942, in Lamar, Missouri to Wanda Maxine Aman Watts and George Robert Watts, Robert lived a remarkable life.

Robert was married to Wanda Mae Dilka and together, they had one son. On May 29, 1982, Robert married Doris Ann Coleman.  They shared a deep bond for over four decades. Their union was one built on love, trust, and unwavering support.

Robert was a proud resident of Eden, Idaho where he made his mark as an invaluable member of the community. His passion for agriculture bloomed in the fertile fields surrounding Eden, Wendell, Jerome, and Twin Falls. With a steadfast work ethic that defined him throughout his life, Robert poured forty-two years of his heart into the agricultural industry.

In addition to his agricultural pursuits, Robert had other passions that brought him joy and fulfillment. He possessed a talent for woodworking and gardening. With a love of nature's wonders, he found solace and adventure in fishing trips that allowed him to unwind from the demands of daily life. Long drives under open skies were also a source of serenity and reflection for Robert. The freedom of the open road complemented Robert's adventurous spirit and added chapters to his ever-growing book of memories.

However, there was more to Robert's life than the fields he cultivated. He possessed an adventurous spirit that harmonized with his deep love for nature. Alongside his beloved Ann, they spent countless summers as camp hosts in picturesque locations across the country.  Together they explored the wonders of national parks and reveled in the beauty of nature's canvas. These moments forged memories that would forever live within their hearts.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Watts of Bliss, Idaho; son, Michael Ray (Shawna) Watts of Ely, Nevada; four stepchildren; fifteen grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

In accordance with Robert's final wishes, no funeral service will be held.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Robert’s memorial webpage at

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