Edward C. Watkins JD ’65


Edward C. Watkins JD ’65 died May 1, 2020. He was 87.

The first of four children, Ed was born on January 17, 1933, to parents Ford and Marjorie Watkins. He graduated from Mount Angel Seminary College and served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Following law school, Ed worked as a special agent for the FBI in New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. He then became a securities examiner for Oregon and, later, Alaska.

Ed was known as a kind and very generous person. He was very supportive of his extended family and others, providing scholarship and other educational funds for many.

Ed is survived by his sisters, Carol DaValle and Marian Watkins; brother, Bob Watkins; and several nieces and nephews, as well as their children. He was preceded in death by his parents.