May 1, 1939 — April 21, 2013
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Trevor Watkins, 73, of Reno, Nev., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 21, 2013. Born May 1, 1939, he grew up in Shingle Springs, where he lived on the Watkins Ranch with his parents Archie and Iona Watkins and his brother Norman. He attended the Little Red Schoolhouse on French Creek Road, was involved in 4H and Future Farmers of America, graduated from El Dorado High School and attended Sierra College. He married Donna Bonham Stevens in 1959 and worked at Aerojet in the 1960s.
In 1967 Trevor married Tessie Gibbens; they were married 45 years. He worked most of his life as a business owner in the grocery industry, his career highlight being TnT in Willits in the 1980s and 1990s. There he was active in the community for 30 years and influenced many lives. He was beloved by all who knew him. For the past few years he enjoyed working in Reno as head doorman at Arlington Towers, where he lived.
In addition to his loving wife, Trevor is survived by his children, Barbara Snyder (James), Judi Douglas (Daniel), Dustin Watkins (Nicalee) and Christopher Watkins; brother, Norman Watkins; 12 grandchildren; and three nieces. He was a ray of sunshine to all who knew him. No services are planned in Placerville.