David Amundsen Watkins, 86, Passed away on January 17, 2022. David was born November 2, 1935, in Midway, Utah to Clyde T. Watkins and Florence Amundsen. Dave went through Scouting and became an Eagle Scout. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Eastern States Mission. David married Barbara Wight on April 3, 1959 in the Salt Lake Temple. Dave grew up in Murray and lived in several places in Utah. Dave and Barbara lived in Camarillo, California for 14 years and from there they were transferred to Flagstaff, Arizona where they lived for 16 years. He worked for IBM working on typewriters, etc. for 26+ years and when he retired he began making Office and Home furniture.
They sold their home in Flagstaff and moved to Toquerville, Utah, where he continued making furniture, He then began making beautiful jewelry/trinket boxes and sold them at Art Shows. He retired from the shows and put the boxes in a gift shop plus he sold them on-line. Then he began making wooden earrings. He didn’t charge for them, he made them for the love of making them and giving them to others made him happy.
David and Barbara loved going to the temple. They were ordinance workers in the Mesa, Arizona temple for 1½ years until they moved to Toquerville. In the St. George Temple they worked as ordinance workers for nearly 20 years. He loved the Temple and would go 2-4 times every week.
David is survived by his wife, Barbara, Toquerville, Utah. Dave is also survived by his 3 children, Robert (Vicky), West Virginia; Alan (Leslie) Idaho Falls, Idaho; and Karen, Chandler, Arizona; 9 Grandchildren, and 19 Great Grandchildren. David was preceded in death by his parents.
There will be a Celebration of His Life on Saturday, February 5, at 11:00 AM in the Toquerville Meeting House at 63 Toquerville Blvd. Toquerville, Utah.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign David’s online guest book at