In loving memory, William Watt, Sr.

Memorial services for William Charles Watt, Sr., 76, will be the following: A Rosary will be held on Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at 7-8pm. A Memorial Church Service to be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 at Saint Margaret’s church followed by graveside military honors at the St. Stephen Catholic Cemetery. A Feast will be provided at Saint Margaret’s Gymnasium.

Mr. Watt passed away on October 12, 2021 at the SageWest Hospital in Riverton, WY.

He was born on December 27, 1944, son of William Watt and Lillian M. (Oldman) Chavez in Fort Washakie, Wyoming.

William attended school in Ethete, Wyoming at Saint Michael’s Mission. He graduated from Lander High School. He obtained his associates degree in business at the Business College in Billings, Montana. Mr. Watt then began a 25 1/2 year career in the United States Air Force.

On November 4, 1967, he married Eleanor Jean Spoonhunter in Daly City, California. Due to the military, the couple lived in many different places including Spokane, Wa, Colorado Springs, CO, Honolulu, HI, Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, CA, Peru, IN, Bremerhaven, Germany, Vietnam, Greenland and Saudi Arabia before moving back to the Wind River Reservation on May 1, 1994. He worked 1 year as the Tribal Administrator (CEO) for the Northern Arapaho Tribe, and worked 27 years at the Social Security Office serving Fremont County. He studied at the Business College in Billings, Montana. He accrued and completed numerous trainings equal to college credits throughout the 52 years of service with the Federal Government, and a bronze star recipient.

He traveled, learned and experienced many things. He stood for integrity, loyalty to the Northern Arapaho Tribe, and enjoyed serving his people as well as the community of Fremont County. He established good relations with the Shoshone Tribe as well throughout helping and assisting them all through the years with the Department of the Social Security with his 27-year career service as a Social Security Representative.

William enjoyed serving his country and the public, fishing, playing his guitar in the Sand Creek Band, basketball, traveling and supporting his grandchildren in their sports activities.

Survivors include his children, William C. Watt, JR., Donald A. Watt, Sr., Nicole A Wagon, Tamara T. Dixon and Marie L. Watt; 19 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; brothers, Joseph K. Chavez, Martine Chavez and Clarence Chavez; sisters, Arline Trosper and Myra Watt. Numerous extended family & relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Watt; parents, William Watt and Lillian (Oldman) Chavez; son, Matthew Watt; brothers, Donald Chavez, Bruce Chavez, Dwayne Oldman, James Oldman, Isaac Chavez; sisters, Cathy Chavez, Iris Oldman, Vera Trosper and Ora Sixkiller; granddaughters, Millanik Watt, Jocelyn C. Watt, Jade Wagon; daughter-in-law, Michelle Goodluck-Watt.

After October 22nd graveside services at 11am for William C.Watt Sr., continued services will follow:
-Friday-Saint Margaret’s 7-8pm Rosary
-Saturday-Saint Margaret’s 10am Memorial Mass
-Go to graveside after mass ; Military Honors
-Followed by a Feast at Saint Margaret’s Gym