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“During the late 70's, I was in graduate school at California Institute of the Arts and living in California for the first time in my life. I was so...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Rosalie Marcus - Mahopac, NY

“Mary - Saw Jim's obituary in the Monument paper & would love to send it to you (need an address). Jim was such a sweet guy and I am so sorry....Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Kellie Rankin O'Regan - Monument, CO

“We will always remember your smile, and friendly nature and good friendship. We will miss you for now and will see you again someday. God Bless. ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Keith & Shirley Schlichter - TX

“You are much in our thoughts, Mary, as we hope your plethora of happy memories provide some consolation. ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Dan & Else Moskowitz - Washington, DC

“We extend our heartfelt prayers for Mary at the death of Jim. He was such a strong, confident, cheerful, and faithful friend. We treasure the...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: John and Celia Snyder - Monument, CO

“A true gentleman and great American. He will be missed. ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Don & Glenda Smith - Monument, CO

“Aunt Mary, we want you to know that our thoughts are with you at this time. I also want you to know that when I was a teacher, I remember talking...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Marissa Steinberg - NY - Niece

“Mary, It was just last week I was thinking and reminiscing about the dress shop and the good times we all had. Wonderful memories. So sorry to hear...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Grace & Jim Smith - San Pedro, CA

“Jim and Mary were such a loving and wonderful couple, and were a pleasure to be around. Whenever i was with them, their love for each other was so...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Dee Dee Vickers - Georgetown, TX

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Our love and prayers, Ken & Nancy Romyak ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Ken & Nancy Romyak - Friends

“Our hearts are saddened by Jim's death. He was a dear, sweet man who will be deeply missed. We send our heartfelt love and sympathy. Fondly, Janet...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Harold and Janet Byram - TX

“Thanks to Mary and Jim for the memories of spending good times in their lovely home in San Pedro during my high my high school years. Mary, Pam and...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Nancy and Neil Guglielmo - CA

“I was always proud to know Jim. He was and will remain a person who was impressive. Jim was one of two persons whom I knew that was on Ford Island...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: James Allen - Friend

“I feel so blessed to have known Jim and I always enjoyed our visits. He was such an interesting man and I marveled at his accomplishments. I...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Barbara bengston - Meadowlakes, TX

“I feel so blessed to have known Jim and I always enjoyed our visits. He was such an interesting man and I marveled at his accomplishments. I...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Barbara bengston - Meadowlakes, TX

“We feel blessed to have known Jim since he lived in Marble Falls. We met him through P.E.O. of which Mary, Pam & I belonged to the same chapter. ...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Carolyn Saunders - Georgetown, TX

“The Watters were dear family friends in San Pedro. I was blessed to know Jim and later learned that he was a signature person in the "Greatest...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Richard Earl - San Marcos, TX

“God Speed Sir. It was an honor to take you to Washington, DC - to give you the opportunity to see and experience your WWII Memorial. It was also a...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Allen Bergeron - Austin, TX


Chalton James Watters Sr. died at his home in Georgetown, Texas on Tuesday, February 5th. A California native born in Santa Ana in 1919, Jim was a Pearl Harbor Survivor who began his service at Ford Island Naval Air Station in 1941. After serving in the south pacific with his squadron, VP/VPB-23, Jim finished his active duty as a Lieutenant Commander at Olathe NAS in Kansas. There he met and married Mary Josephine Moskowitz of Springfield, Missouri in 1944. After World War II ended, Jim and Mary moved to southern California where they raised two children, Pamela and Jim Jr. They spent a number of happy years living in San Pedro, California. Jim expanded the family business, Richards Cleaners, which became prominent in the Los Angeles Harbor area. He was active in the Rotary Club, the National Drycleaners Association, and the Masonic Lodge. Ever fond of the ocean, he spent many a day on the water either sailing, fishing, or cruising.

In 1984, Jim and Mary moved to Colorado where they built a home in Monument and added many new friends to their circle. While there, they hosted and became close with several Air Force Academy cadets. When the winter weather finally became too much, they moved south to Marble Falls, Texas. There they built a home and more special friendships. Never too far from aviation, Jim served as commander of the Confederate Air Force squadron in Burnet. 1995 was
another moving year, with Mary and Jim buying a home in Georgetown, Texas. Jim's love for the Navy and for aviation stayed strong throughout his life, and he helped keep squadron ties alive through reunions at locations around the country. Jim was happy to share his experiences, from oral histories for the Nimitz Foundation to presentations for the Georgetown Junior ROTC. As a fitting capstone for his life, Jim was taken by Honor Flight Austin to see the World War II Memorial in Washington DC.

Jim Watters was an exceptional husband, father, friend, and American. He was forever faithful to the family and friends who will treasure his memory forever.

Memorials may be made in Jim's honor to the Wounded Warrior Project, Honor Flight Austin (Send to Honor Flight c/o Betty Schleder, 332 Rio Grande Loop) or the Nimitz Foundation.

Services for Mr. Watters will be private.

You are invited to share a message or memory in the memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.

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