Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Richard Owen Watson\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tRichard Owen Watson passed away Saturday February 16, 2019 in Provo, Utah at the age of 62. Richard was born in Dallas, Texas on June 6, 1956, the second child of William James Watson and Maurine Levora Jones Watson. He was a faithful, lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.\n\nRichard married his sweetheart, Joanna Wood on Oct. 16, 1980 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. They are the parents of five children: Jessica (Sebastian) Paget (Newcastle, Washington), Shaun Watson, Aaron (Shelby) Watson, McKay Watson, and Cameron Watson, all residing in Provo. In addition, they are proud grandparents to Reece Watson and Gizelle Paget. He is also survived by two brothers and one sister, William J. Watson, Tom Watson, and Nancy Roney, all of Provo, in addition to many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members.\n\nRichard spent his growing years in Texas, spending time in Garland and later Karnes City. He never lost his love for his native state and everything Texas. He graduated from Karnes City High School in 1974, and then continued his education at Brigham Young University. He took a leave from his studies to serve a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Guatemala Quetzaltenango Mission (1975-1977). \n\nAfter graduation from B.Y.U, Richard embarked on a 33 year career in various positions in business management with Nu Skin Enterprises, Provo, and was the longest tenured employee at the time of his passing. He was well respected by his co-workers and assisted many sales leaders in building their businesses. \n\nAnyone who met Richard was an instant friend. He had an amazing level of patience, love, kindness, and family devotion. He enjoyed many sports, do it yourself house remodeling projects, gardening, family camping, Lake Powell trips, and playing all kinds of games. \n\nHe served and taught his family and neighbors in many church callings over the years, and was deeply devoted to Jesus Christ. For him, it was about the people he was with, and making them feel loved and important. His love, devotion, and attention to his wife, children, and grandchildren will always be remembered.\n\nRichard will be sorely missed in this life by his family and everyone who knew him; but we know we will all have a glorious reunion in the future. \n\nFuneral services are under the direction of Nelson Mortuary, 4780 N. University Ave. Provo, Utah. A viewing will be held Thursday Feb. 21, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the mortuary. An additional viewing will be Friday February 22, 2019 at 9:30 a.m., with services beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1600 North, 1880 West Provo, Utah.