Joretta Lois (Kinikin) Watkins
February 17, 1934 – June 20, 2018
60+ Year Resident of San Jose
On June 20th 2018, Joretta Watkins passed away peacefully at her San Jose home, at the age of 84.
Joretta was born on February 17th 1934 in Los Angeles, California. She was a long time resident of San Jose, and member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.
She was married to her sweetheart, Lionel Watkins, for 63 years. The couple moved to San Jose, California in 1953, and raised their family of four children. For 10 years, Joretta worked as an assistant alongside Dr. Sanders at his medical practice in San Jose.
Joretta leaves many dear friends at her church family of Trinity Presbyterian Church in San Jose, where she was a faithful member for over 50 years. She will be deeply missed by all of her loved ones, and will always be a beacon of faith, dedication, and kindness to them.
Joretta is survived by her son Larry and wife Beth, son Ron, daughter Janice and husband Kurt, daughter Linda and nine grandchildren Amy, Richard, Nicole, Steve, Jenny, Bethany, Kaelee, Samantha, Andrew and two great grandchildren Henry & Casey. She is also survived by her brother, John Kinikin. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lionel Watkins in 2015.
A service will be celebrated on Saturday, July 14th at Trinity Presbyterian Church (3151 Union Ave) in San Jose, beginning at 3pm. The Reverend Vincent Arishvara will preside. Any kind acts of charity can be made in her memory to Hospice of the Valley.