Tony grew up in Thompson Falls. His grandparents’ cattle ranch at the head of Whitepine Creek was the center of his universe. He often commented that he was lucky to have grown up in paradise.
He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and wild game hunter. His working career was also spent in the mountains of Montana as a logger.
He is survived by his two children, Jeremiah Lee and Renee Lorilie Watson of Spokane, Wash. and his grandchildren, Dante and Evamarie. They were his pride and joy.
He is also survived by his only sibling, Jeanette (Watson) Mink of Elma, Wash.; multiple nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles; four special people who Tony felt especially close to; Rick Hensyel, Skip Keith and Mike Carter, all of Thompson Falls; and his closest cousin, Dianna Olson Fitch of Jordan, Mont.
He will be forever missed.
Tony's ashes will be spread at his childhood home on Whitepine Creek. A public celebration of life is planned for Saturday, October 18 at 6 p.m. at the Rimrock.